The highlight is a soundbar hinge that pumps out uninterrupted sound regardless of how the laptop is positioned (tent, tablet or clamshell mode). The XPS 13 2-in-1 also has two Thunderbolt 3 inputs and a headphone jack but opts for a microSD card slot instead of a full-size USB. Both running on Intel's 10th-gen processors, these are two of the best premium ultraportables available. All of the Yoga's ports are on the left side. Also, I wasn't a big fan of the last version of this XPS two-in-one, mainly for its weak processor and big price. Please refresh the page and try again. These are fine margins, and the XPS 13 2-in-1 has the better design, even with the Yoga C940's practical soundbar hinge. Here are some things to consider before you buy either. Dell trimmed every last bit of chassis that it could so that the 13.4-inch convertible is basically a screen, keyboard and touchpad. But is it enough? The Lenovo has a larger screen, but it's at a 16:9 ratio, which I personally don't like. If you want better Iris Plus graphics, you'll have to get the pricier Core i7 processor in the XPS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Lenovo's Yoga C930 was the best laptop at the start of 2019, but it quickly dropped in ranking when Dell released the XPS 13 2-in-1 and HP dropped the excellent Spectre x360 13. Another nice design element is a lip on the Yoga C940's lid, which makes it easier to open the lid and gave Lenovo space to put a webcam above the display. That's a good deal when you compare it with the 4K XPS 13 2-in-1, which costs $1,699 for the same specs but a smaller 512GB SSD. Even the 4K Yoga C940 models are cheaper than the XPS 13 2-in-1 equivalents. The keys on both keyboards are very shallow. Also, they essentially weigh the same so there's no penalty there for going with the larger screen. Along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack, the Yoga C940 has a USB 3.1 (Type-A) port that is missing on the XPS 13 2-in-1. Both laptops start at $999, but the Yoga C940 gives you better value. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. The design is only slightly different, though, because it was already solid with things like a 360-degree hinge that's also a soundbar and an included active pen that's stored in the body. The Dell is a few millimeters thinner as well. The 2019 model is a complete overhaul centered around Intel's 10th-gen processors, so it has excellent performance and battery life. The Yoga C940's 4K panel covers 139% of the sRGB color gamut, making it more colorful than the XPS 13 2-in-1's high-res panel (104%). Here's how to choose between them. © 2020 CNET, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. The difference came down to a USB-A port, a more colorful 4K display, longer battery life on the 1080p model and a cheaper price tag. 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We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. Thank you for signing up to Laptop Mag. More importantly it's been updated with Intel's latest processors and promises to take advantage of their capabilities for increased performance and more phonelike performance when it comes to responsiveness and battery life. Senators seek IG probe of border agency’s warrantless use of phone-location data. Similarly, the XPS only has Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports whereas the Yoga has a single USB-A port to complement its Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is $2,020 off in unbeatable Black Friday laptop deal, Amazon Black Friday Deals Week: $79 Fire HD 10 and more [Update: Deal is live! Visit our corporate site. Laptop Mag is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Dell lists its reader as optional, but it's currently included on its configurations direct from Dell. The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1, 4K i7-1065G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (2019) is among the very best Traditional Laptops for $1999 and the Lenovo Yoga C940 i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD + 32GB Optane (2019) is exemplary at $1299. The bottom line is that you can't go wrong with either laptop. The XPS 13 2-in-1 needed more time, crossing the line in 21 minutes and 2 seconds. There aren't many ports between these two laptops, but you at least get the basics. The 4K Yoga C940 turned off after 7 hours and 47 minutes, which is 15 minutes before the 4K XPS 13 2-in-1 (8:02). The pendulum swung back in the other direction on our file transfer test: The XPS 13 2-in-1 duplicated 4.97GB of multimedia files in 11 seconds at a rate of 463 megabytes per second. In Dell's corner is the XPS 13 2-in-1, a convertible version of its famed XPS 13.