Dell wasn’t exactly clear on when its updated XPS 13 2-in-1 would be ready, but it’s finally here… well, almost. The company told Engadget that its refreshed convertible will go on sale in the US starting on August 8th at 9AM Eastern. It’ll start at $1,000, with all new models touting 10th-generation Intel Core processors (it may be the first to market with thes chips, in fact) and a Dolby Vision-capable 13.4-inch touchscreen.
Options can upgrade the 1,920 x 1,200 screen to a 4K panel in addition to a maximum Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of solid-state storage.
We have yet to take a deeper look at the latest 2-in-1, but it’s promising. It not only addresses many of the concerns about the old model, but could even be an upgrade over this year’s standard XPS 13. The taller screen, larger keys and bigger trackpad should help productivity, while there’s more metal in the chassis than in any previous XPS laptop — it should feel as premium as it looks. We thought the regular XPS 13 was near-ideal as long as you weren’t looking for a gaming rig, and the 2-in-1 appears set to achieve similar results for the hybrid PC crowd.