Skip to main content

Dell's new XPS 13 2-in-1 device now available with enterprise-grade features

dell xps 13 enterprise features 2 in 1
Image used with permission by copyright holder
At the request of its customers in the business sector, Dell is now offering new configurations of its XPS 13 2-in-1 device that pack security and manageability features specific to that market. These features include the option of using vPro-enabled processors, access to Dell ProSupport Plus, Dell-enhanced security, and more. The Dell XPS 13 made its first appearance during CES 2017 in January.

Dell currently provides two configurations based on Intel’s Core i5-7Y54 processor that doesn’t support vPro, and two configurations based on Intel’s new Core i7-7Y75 chip that does support vPro. Thus, customers wanting vPro support will see a starting price of $1,350 whereas the Intel Core i5 configuration has a starting price of $1,000. Unfortunately, customization appears to be extremely limited across all four configurations.

Here is the semi-locked list of hardware for the $1,450 configuration:

Screen size: 13.3 inches
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 with Touch
Processor: Intel Core i7-7Y75
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
System memory: 16GB LPDDR3 @ 1,866MHz (optional 32GB)
Storage: 256GB PCI Express SSD (optional 512GB)
Connectivity: Wireless AC (2×2)
Bluetooth 4.2
Camera: Widescreen 720p
Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 3
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
1x Micro SD card reader
1x Headphone jack
Security: Fingerprint reader
Noble Security Lock Slot
Battery: 46 Watt hour
Dimensions: 0.32-0.54 (H) x 11.98 (W) x 7.81 (D) inches
Weight: Starting at 2.7 pounds
Color options: Silver
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

The XPS 13 2-in-1 device sports an edge-to-edge display complemented by a steel 360-degree hinge capable of four flexible positions: tablet, tent, laptop, and stand mode. Along with touch capabilities, this flexible form factor makes presentations and collaborations extremely easy in an office environment. The screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 and is enclosed in a chassis based on machined aluminum and carbon fiber.

“We don’t want the XPS 13 2-in-1 to be the rogue device in the company, but rather an integral part of an organization’s IT portfolio,” said Raza Haider at Dell. “That means IT departments can effortlessly integrate XPS for the first time, with one of our most exciting designs, the same way they do with other Dell commercial products.”

The security features supported by the XPS 13 include the Dell Client Command Suite, which is a set of free automation tools for monitoring, deploying, and updating devices. There’s also Protected Workplace multi-key encryption to protect data down to the end-user level, and Dell’s Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise service for preventing threats and blocking malware. Thus, Dell calls the XPS 13 “the world’s most manageable laptop” for the enterprise sector.

As a refresher, here are the hardware specs of the two featured Intel processors:

Core i5-7Y54 Core i7-7Y75
Cores: 2 2
Threads: 4 4
Base speed: 1.20GHz 1.30GHz
Max speed: 3.20GHz 3.60GHz
Max power draw: 4.5 watts 4.5 watts
Cache: 4MB 4MB
Integrated graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 Intel HD Graphics 615
Graphics base speed: 300MHz 300MHz
Graphics max speed: 950MHz 1.05GHz
vPro support: No Yes
Intel Virtualization Tech: Yes Yes

Editors' Recommendations

Kevin Parrish
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kevin started taking PCs apart in the 90s when Quake was on the way and his PC lacked the required components. Since then…
Upgrading the Apple M1 to the M2 ends in disappointment
Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with M2 chip.

One brave YouTuber attempted to upgrade his 2020 Apple M1-based MacBook Pro to the latest M2 chip. Seeing as both can be found in a 13-inch MacBook Pro, it shouldn't be impossible to transplant the M2 to the older version of the MacBook -- at least in theory.

Despite the fact that the logic board in the new MacBook Pro is nearly identical to its predecessor, the experiment did not go according to plan. In a true testament to the tricky upgradeability of notebooks, the upgrade attempt didn't go anywhere -- and there might be a few reasons why.

Read more
Apple M2 smokes the $6,000 Mac Pro and M1 MacBook Pro, leaked benchmark shows
Macbook Air (2022) on a stylized background.

Apple's new M2 chip appeared in a leaked Geekbench 5 test today. Found inside the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro, the latest iteration of Apple silicon certainly did a good job -- so much so that when compared to the Intel-based $6,000 Mac Pro, the M2 chip is actually the winner.

Based on the leaked benchmark, the M2 has proven itself to be up to 20% faster than the M1, thus surpassing Apple's own expectations for the chip. Aside from beating the high-end Mac Pro, the M2 also wins against the M1 MacBook Pro.

Read more
Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 rivals the Surface Pro, minus the headphone jack
The XPS 13 2-in-1 on a desk.

Dell is giving its XPS 13 2-in-1 a fresh redesign. The new 2022 model, coming this summer, blends the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 8, with a detachable keyboard and a beautiful new squared-off look and feel.

XPS 13 2-in-1 Sizzle Reel

Read more