Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (Late 2019) – An HONEST Review

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (Late 2019) – An HONEST Review

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has been in plenty coverage lately but we decided to give this new ultra portable Ice Lake notebook an actual review. Is it really that good or are there some glaring problems that should stop you from buying it?

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  1. ERIC JAN GUNES on September 30, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    🤦🏻‍♂️ honest?! Thanks

  2. Music Videos With Lyrics on September 30, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    How’s the camera?

  3. GateCrashers on September 30, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    The minimum ram should be 32gb RAM/

  4. Vvmopz on September 30, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Not mad at the review at all but I think the op should realize what your paying for with the xps 13 2 in 1 is the slick build quality, superior track pad and a 16 10 aspect ratio, with the best screen in its class (Even though its not OLED better than the spectre I was using) The battery doesn’t take long to charge at all in my experience but goes quite quick (like 4hrs quick at times) if using the 4k model. I actually like the keyboard, as for throttling, there is an ultra performance mode.

  5. Jeff McLure on September 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    You lost me at "micro SD absolutely pointless". Now this video is pointless.

  6. GateCrashers on September 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Why can’t i get this without a 2-in-1 with 32gb RAM ?

  7. MS TechBOSS on September 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    not a good review

  8. NewGen on September 30, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Man I need this laptop so I can compete with my brothers Mac air 💻 I will leave him in the dust with the XPS 🙂

  9. ariel kanilesky on September 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    I bought this laptop before corona… It saved my quarantine life 🙂

  10. zmoh p. on September 30, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Obviously a MacBook fanatic lmao 😂

  11. skrzypecki on September 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    DELL XPS 13 7390 2 in 1, is the worst laptop ever, it’s completely unreliable! I spent countless hours troubleshooting many problems, Windows 10 is completely broken on this laptop. I still can’t reliably transfer files to and from my external HDD’s, speed goes very often to 0 B/s for 10s and then resumes for 2s and so on. It’s very loud laptop. It wakes up and heats up really hard on closed lid, no update fixed it yet. Most of the problems are maybe because of Windows and I can’t switch to linux, because it is not supported… I can’t reach any English support from Japan, ffs!!! I just switched to MacBook Pro which is amazing, it just works great and I spent a day to learn it! Now I need to get rid of this crap!

  12. The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast on September 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve owned this for months, keyboard is exceptionally good what on earth are you talking about?
    Micro SD card is pointless? Again WTF you on about bruv. I leave a 512gb card in it, I doubled my storage for media etc. Get a clue. Is this a joke review I can’t tell?!
    Who is gonna use a wired mouse in 2020 after buying a laptop for 3k??? Fact is people rarely need to plug stuff into laptops anymore and those who do are mostly doing it wrong.
    On the flip side my battery life in the 4K version is awful – yet you never mention that.

  13. ktdancersf on September 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Would be curious to know if any of the issues were fixed with the 2020 version of the XPS. Thanks for the critical look. Very helpful!

  14. Mastro iTek on September 30, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Isn’t the keyboard the same as the dell xps 13 2020?

  15. TH3MS on September 30, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    The crackling is typical dell quality problems

  16. wyatt bruce on September 30, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    How would this laptop work for game development? I’m looking for a good system to start with

  17. jijo sebastian on September 30, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    The performance of this pc is so bad, means not even good enough to do some browsing, its lagging even when i was typing this comment. I am using dell past 5 year but not anymore.

  18. safdie henri on September 30, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Is it the 4k version?

  19. Russell Phelan on September 30, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I don’t own one of these, but I do get the feeling that you were criticizing it for not being a different kind of laptop. Obviously you’re not intended to plug a mouse and hard drive into something like this, and the camera sucks because it is absolutely microscopic. Gopros and drones use micro SD, and it’s obviously not a workstation for pro apps.

  20. Mark Balazo on September 30, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Man, that "corona" 8:36 hits differently now.

  21. bobkilla430 on September 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    My xps 11 has a mini Hdmi. I wish companions made a midrange 11" 2 in 1 laptops still. Was thinking of this xps since such small bezels but the negatives here like the backlight and keyboard are a real turn off. Plus I wish dell had kept the bare carbon fiber of the xps 11 or any of their lines going.

  22. Roma Williams on September 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Yeah… this one is off my list, imma keep on looking for a hp laptop. Thanks man.

  23. selim mete on September 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    This guy clearly works for HP.

  24. Wak on September 30, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    how come that combine ultra slim with all ports there? you get something and you always lose something.

  25. Rock WILK on September 30, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the review… I own one of these, I got it specifically for video editing while I’m out and about, in addition to my rig at home. I guess everyone has different experiences with their machines. First, my fingerprint scanner works 99% of the time, meaning it’s pretty flawless for me, but who really cares? 😉 I can get into the machine with a passcode if it suddenly didn’t work, but I wanted to point that out. For me, it works really well. I know a lot of reviewers have echoed what you experienced. Also… I think the keyboard is awesome, simply because I have no issues with it at all, and so… it’s a keyboard, and like all keyboards, if you use it for a few days, you’ll get used to it, and it will be fine. It works, it’s solid, it’s comfortable, I have no issues. Again, I see other reviews that agree with you, but not here. I don’t really think about the keyboard when I am working, which means it’s a good keyboard. 😉 The ports… they are really flexible, and to have thunderbolt is a really good thing. I use an external SSD HD, and the included dongle is perfectly fine, and so… who needs a bunch of ports that you never really use? …and also, you think the micro sd is nothing? I’m not sure why anyone would say that, extra storage is always a good thing, and also really convenient if you have devices like a smartphone, (which is the most people) and you need an easy way to drop files into the machine. Just pop the card in, and you’re good. A great thing to have, and if you’re a filmmaker, it’s really necessary, at least to me. Finally, performance is really everything to me, and this machine runs Davinci Resolve really well, especially when you are using an external HD to read and write your video and audio. It’s actually amazing to have a light little laptop like this run a pro editing software program like Davinci like that. As you said, Premier runs well, too, but I can speak for Davinci, it works pretty flawlessly. The only time it slows down at all is when I get into some serious color grading, but that will happen in machines with much higher specs as well, and it still doesn’t crash, it still works, and so…… I’m happy with it.

    Having said all of that, I HAVE had some weird issues with the machine since I got it, and really stupid ones that have annoyed me, like…….. my headphone jack didn’t work at first, and I had to update drivers for 3 hours to get it to work. Now it’s working fine, but that was a pain in the butt, especially after spending approx $1500 for the machine. My headphone jack doesn’t work? Really? lol. Then… my touch screen…… I often have to re start the machine to get it to work. Not a huge deal, but annoying, and again, seriously? You can’t figure out how to fix that on a machine like this, with these specs? I got tired of talking to tech support about these ridiculous issues, and so I just live with the occasional re start, and otherwise, i’m really happy with the machine. As a 2 in 1, I don’t think I’ll really use it that way all that often, but it’s nice to have the option, but for what I really need it for, it works like a champion, and so, for whatever it’s worth, I highly recommend it, if you are the kind of person who can deal with "quirks", like I mentioned in this post. Quirks, that, at the end of the day, don’t really matter when it comes to getting the work done that you need to do. thanks for the cool review, and keep up the great work. Stay safe out there, wherever you are. peace…..

  26. Howie Rader on September 30, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I love the XPS …and keyboard!
    Great vid, thanks for sharing.

  27. Justine Mendoza on September 30, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    If you are used to mechanical keyboard yeah you gonna hate it. But for the target people of this laptop its really good. And for the mouse who buy a ultrabook with a wired mouse? Bro keep out the gaming mind set when reviewing a not gaming product. You’re review is just pathetic.

  28. SN118 on September 30, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    what hp model is that?

  29. Edwin is Awesome on September 30, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    You can get a lenovo yoga (ideapad) s740 for almost the same laptop for half the price of the dell xps 13

  30. A B on September 30, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    What’s better this xps or a surface pro i7 16gb 512mb?

  31. Salah on September 30, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Potato quality 😂

  32. Vikingdescendent on September 30, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    $2500 is crazy! That’s why I went with ASUS.

  33. Krishna Chaitanya Cheerladinne on September 30, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    dont hit the keys, just push the keys

  34. 1987 Vanagon on September 30, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Damn bro this is a hate review?😂 almost every laptop around this price is the exact same, you spend a minimal amount talking about the good thinks and hyper focus on in the bad one.

  35. Mikey Dee on September 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    What did Dell do to you? lol I’m typing this comment on a Dell XPS 7390 2in1 and this keyboard feels awesome.

  36. Steve on September 30, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Ugh soldered ssd and power decreased when unplugged? Im usually didnt picky at specs but that performance throttle is killing me since my current laptop did that
    now the original surface book are still much compelling than this for my mixed work with adobe program maybe i shouldve take a risk with that product instead

  37. Michael Heidbreder on September 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    This guy is a bozo

  38. T. on September 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I realy Love the Keyboard! I think this are personal preferences, in fact i hatte the Spectre x360 Keyboard, its soft and wobbly an not crisp. The short travel of the xps Keyboard is perfectly fine, its just that little bit longer than the MacBook Keyboard.

  39. Eric Sanchez on September 30, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    A contrarian’s view for the sake of likes and subs. Sounds like a cheap lot lizard.

  40. TEKDAD on September 30, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Having the back of the keyboard higher is not more ergonomic. It’s the inverse.

  41. Nick Vetter on September 30, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Is this a good buy at $1300 now or no?

  42. Madh XXX on September 30, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    When are we going to see a 2-in-1 XPS 13 with factory installed Ubuntu on it? I am really looking forward for it.

  43. Shubham on September 30, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Can somebody please share that gorgeous wallpaper that blue one?

  44. lol lol on September 30, 2020 at 11:38 pm


  45. DK JAY on September 30, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Any laptop suggestions for college and some video editing…
    I’m planning to edit and upload short travel videos on YouTube plus I watch a lot of movies and such on an ipad so I guess the convertable feature would be great…

  46. Eli Spizzichino on September 30, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    thanks for testing blender rendering useful

  47. Ben Milford on September 30, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    How did the white surface hold up?

  48. Dr. Sam's Health on September 30, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Dell says that it has anti-reflective coating, how good is it? It’s a real deal breaker for me – hard to use it in tablet mode with glare.

  49. P. Wingert on September 30, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Given what’s going on now I think I will wait until the 2021 model. I certainly can not afford it this year since its been 8 weeks since I got paid and it will take me at least three months to recover back to where I was. Then I need to rebuild my savings which will take another year. By that time the next model will be out.

  50. vanderslagmulders on September 30, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    2:27 Weird designflaw. Thumbs up to you for pointing that out. Certainly a different story from Linus’ sponsored video.

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