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and I'm thinking i might ease myself into the windows world.
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I wonder if you could just fold the keyboard all the way around and buy a small stand to hold it up at an angle.

It looks like maybe tent mode is a thing on the XPS 13:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/commen...y_xps_13_2in1/
I guess I'll have to check the main competitors out in person. None of the reviews mentions that you can flip the screen past half-way, and I've certainly seen threads before where random posters are commenting based on some other device. But that would be huge, since people like this machine.

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Is it my imagination, or are all of them fragile and unreliable? I keep running into customers complaining of broken devices.
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They have made windows so idiot-proof, I don't see how it can be any different than Mac now except being able to right click

(or can you do that now?)
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Windows doesn't come with Time Machine built in. I'm going to have to think to set up a local backup.
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Windows doesn't come with Time Machine built in. I'm going to have to think to set up a local backup.
buy a backup drive and attach it to laptop. set your backup schedule. it's really not that difficult.

if that's too much strain, just get another mac
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I guess I'll have to check the main competitors out in person. None of the reviews mentions that you can flip the screen past half-way, and I've certainly seen threads before where random posters are commenting based on some other device. But that would be huge, since people like this machine.

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Is it my imagination, or are all of them fragile and unreliable? I keep running into customers complaining of broken devices.
I know for a fact that the newer XPS 13 flips completely around and the hinges are pretty reliable since my wife has one for work. I don't know about the tent mode, but according to the link above, it should do it.
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I am pretty sure the XPS 13 2 in 1 flips around, but they sell it without the 2 in 1 too.

Why do you want it to function as a tablet? Might as well get a surface pro.
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I am pretty sure the XPS 13 2 in 1 flips around, but they sell it without the 2 in 1 too.

Why do you want it to function as a tablet? Might as well get a surface pro.
I don't want it to function as a tablet. I want to be able to set it up in "tent mode" to watch videos on airplanes, when there's not room to open it as a laptop comfortably.
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I know for a fact that the newer XPS 13 flips completely around and the hinges are pretty reliable since my wife has one for work. I don't know about the tent mode, but according to the link above, it should do it.
Thanks. I'll definitely look for one to play with at a brick and mortar store.
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I am pretty sure the XPS 13 2 in 1 flips around, but they sell it without the 2 in 1 too.

Why do you want it to function as a tablet? Might as well get a surface pro.
Keyboard is flimsy though. If it's primary used as a laptop you want something with a solid keyboard that doesn't "give" a lot when you type.
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