Dell has responded to requests by its enterprise customers and is now offering new configurations of its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible. The new format packs in security and manageability features demanded by corporate clients. These features include access to Dell ProSupport Plus, using vPro-enabled processors and much more. The Dell XPS 13 convertible debuted at the CES 2017 back in January and at present there are just two configurations one is based on the Core i7 chips which does support vPro and if you want that kind of support it will cost US$1,350. There is also an Intel Core i5 version that has a starting price of $1,000.
A lovely device
The XPS 13 convertible is a lovely device that sports and edge-to-edge display and is accompanied by a 360-degree steel hinge which gives it the capability to be configured in four flexible positions. These include stand mode, laptop mode, tent mode and tablet mode. It is also touch capable and because it has such flexible form factor you will find office collaborations and presentations extremely easy. The screen is made from Gorilla Glass 4 manufactured by Corning so it is protected and it is enclosed in a chassis that has been made from machined aluminium and carbon fibre.
“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. 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.” says Raza Haider of Dell.
The new enterprise grade XPS 13 convertible supports a number of security features such as the Dell Client Command Suite. This is essentially a set of free automation tools that IT departments can use for monitoring, deploying and updating devices. The device also supports Protected Workplace multi-key encryption to protect data down to the end-user level. Dell also offers Endpoint Security Suite Enterpise services that blocks malware and prevents threats. It’s no surprise that Dell says the XPS 13 is the most manageable laptop in the world for the enterprise sector.