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Dell’s XPS 13 has been one of our favorite laptops for the past couple of years because of its sleek, trendsetting design, great keyboard, and solid performance. When it debuted back in the spring of 2015, it was one of the first Windows laptops that really provided a solid alternative to Apple’s MacBook line.

Now there are a lot of great Windows 10 laptops available, many of which have cribbed the ideas first demonstrated on the XPS 13, like its compact size and almost borderless display. So while Dell is still making and selling the original, it announced a new 2-in-1 version of the XPS 13 in January to capitalize on the trend of convertible laptops.

What sets this model apart from its siblings is its ability to transform from a standard laptop to a tablet and everything in between. It’s the same concept as pioneered by Lenovo’s Yoga line and adopted by HP’s x360 line among others.