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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: In pictures

The aural parts of the XPS 15 2-in-1 detract from its impressive visuals.
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By Chris Duckett on
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A 15.6-inch touch-capable 4K IPS stunner

Dell has put a display in this laptop that is hard to beat.

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The shiny reverse

The grill on the rear of the keyboard will blow hot air at the drop of a hat, and is the biggest annoyance in an otherwise good device.

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Webcam placement

The webcam sits below the Dell logo, and can make for interesting angles in laptop mode. When used in tent mode, the webcam placement is a lot better.

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USB-C power done right

The XPS 15 has four USB-C ports capable of accepting power -- this is how it should be done.

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The XPS 15 2-in-1 in its regular laptop configuration.

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Dogs and cats living together

The XPS combines an Intel CPU with an AMD Radeon GPU, which leads to interesting crossovers, such as the Intel-branded settings panel for the Radeon.

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Crapware

The combination of Windows 10 notifications and OEM crapware means that advertisements are truly more annoying than ever.

This one in particular refused to be dismissed before it disappeared on the third go.

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More crapware

There are so many unwanted applications installed by default on this device, it makes one wonder what they will push onto users next year.

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