Dell redesigns XPS 13 2-in-1, adds OLED display panel to XPS 15

Dell redesigns XPS 13 2-in-1, adds OLED display panel to XPS 15

Dell is revamping the look and feel of most of its high-end laptops and convertibles this year, and the latest to get a fresh coat of paint is the XPS 13 2-in-1. At Computex 2019, the company showed off the redesigned convertible that has more external changes than its updated XPS 13 laptop—the hinge is different, the keyboard is different, and yes, it now has a webcam that sits atop its display panel.

The XPS 13 2-in-1’s chassis remains a mixture of metal, carbon fiber, and, on the white model, glass fiber in its palm rests. Dell updated the hinges on the device so that the new ones let you transition between laptop and other modes more swiftly. The new sequential hinge also lifts the device slightly when in laptop mode, and the rubber

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Lenovo shows off a folding-screen laptop, coming some time in 2020

Lenovo shows off a folding-screen laptop, coming some time in 2020

It doesn’t have a name (but it’ll be in the ThinkPad X1 family), it doesn’t have a spec (but it’s using an Intel processor), it doesn’t have an operating system (“Windows” but, not specifically “Windows 10”), it doesn’t have a release date more specific than “2020,” and of course it doesn’t have a price. But these are I suppose minor details. The big picture: Lenovo has built a laptop with a folding 13.3-inch OLED 1920×1440 screen made by LG. The screen occupies both halves of the laptop’s interior space, including where the keyboard would normally go, and the machine can be folded open to turn it into a flat 13-inch screen that you’d frankly never guess could fold.

Things we do know: Lenovo has been working on this thing for three years already. The company sees it as being a full-fledged PC that

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HP Spectre 15 x360 2019 review: Carving a niche in a crowded space

HP Spectre 15 x360 2019 review: Carving a niche in a crowded space

Enlarge / The unusual, gemstone-inspired edges are designed to make this laptop stand out. (credit: Samuel Axon)

The HP Spectre 15 x360 is a good laptop, but it seemed we always found one or two things to quibble with.

With the 2017 model, we liked some key design decisions but felt let down by the performance and battery life. We were bigger fans of the 2018 update, which amped up performance while also improving battery life and making the 4K display standard. But we felt the trackpad was awfully small and didn’t like that the fingerprint reader and power button were separate.

Now we’re working with the 2019 model, and it brings a whole new design along with some faster internals and extras like clever port placement and a hardware webcam kill switch. At its heart, the 2019 HP Spectre 15 x360 still seeks to accomplish the

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