Dell XPS 12 Convertible
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From a design perspective the XPS Duo 12 is certainly a stylish alternative to a slider or dockable tablet but we are concerned about the weight of the device in tablet mode. Pricing is also quite high but that may not deter those looking for a stylish option. 47Wh battery is not the largest in this weight category.
|Dell XPS 12 Convertible Price. (RRP. See below for latest prices.)|
|USA:||$1199||30 Oct 12|
|Germany:||€1199||30 Oct 12|
Specifications for the Dell XPS 12 Convertible
|Specifications (base version)|
|Model name||XPS 12 Convertible||CPU type||Intel Core i5-3317U (Ivy Bridge)|
|CPU speed||1700 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000|
|OS||Windows 8 / 8.1|
||12.5" 1920 X 1080||Touch Technology
|Battery capacity||47 (Wh)|
|Weight||1520g / 53.6 oz.|
|Size (w/h/d mm)||317/215/20.0 mm|
|Size (w/h/d inches)||12.5/8.5/0.8|
|Headset i/f (Mic+Line)|
|No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)|
|Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
|Intel Smart Connect|
|Intel Wireless Display|
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Latest Dell XPS 12 Convertible News
|Latest News (10 most recent.) All links||Track product|
|Ultrabooknews - Dell XPS 12 Review||30/01/13|
|The Register - Dell XPS 12 Review||07/01/13|
|Review Round-up - Dell XPS 12||26/10/12|
|Chippy's hands-on with the Dell XPS 12||25/10/12|
|Notebookcheck - Dell XPS 12 Review||24/10/12|
|Wired - Dell XPS 12 Review||24/10/12|
|Cnet - Dell XPS 12 Review||24/10/12|
|PCMag - Dell XPS 12 Review||24/10/12|
|Laptopmag - Dell XPS 12 Review||23/10/12|
|Engadget - Dell XPS 12 Review||23/10/12|
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|No VGA or HDMI. DisplayPort supports V1.1|
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Alternatives to the Dell XPS 12 Convertible
|Alternatives to the Dell XPS 12 Convertible|
|Samsung ATIV Q, 13.3", 1290gm|
The Samsung ATIV Book Q is a hybrid with a completely new design, QuadHD+ (3200×1800) and weighing 1.2KG. Based on Haswell it should offer a lot of performance and great battery life. It comes with a dual operating system. Windows 8 and Android are provided with seamless switching making this a unique proposition at launch.
|Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, 13.3", 1400gm|
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is markedly thinner and lighter than the Yoga 13 that started this 360-degree fold-back segment. An incredibly high resolution screen is the highlight. MicroHDMI and only two USB ports are disappointing. Great keyboard and battery life.
|Lenovo Yoga 2 11, 11.6", 1388gm|
A Baytrail-powered (Pentium branded) Yoga that comes at a launch price of $529 could appeal to those looking for an Ultrabook-style 2-in-1 but not needing the high-end features and price.
|Panasonic AX, 11.6", 1140gm|
This Panasonic convertible is available in Japan and offers some of the best we've seen in terms of specs, weight, size and features. This is an 11.6" Full SSD convertible in 1.1KG! Vpro models available. Sensor pack included. Unfortunately the screen is only 1366x768 but on an 11.6" screen, that's acceptable for most.
|ASUS TaiChi 31, 13.3", 1500gm|
A completely new cdesign in convertible tablet / laptops. Instead of a new style of hinge, ASUS have simply put two screens on the TaiChi. This is running Windows 8 with an Ultrabook core. Clearly it's not going to be available until later this year. We're adding news items, videos and specifications to this page as it develops. Check back regularly.
|MSI S20 Slidebook (Slidebook S20 0M-048US), 11.6", 1170gm|
MSI is working on second generation Ultrabook which features a touchscreen and convertible functionality. The S20 is a convertible Ultrabook which uses a sliding design, much like the Asus Eee Pad Slider and long forgotten (and never sold) Samsung Slider 7. The MSI S20 is equipped with Windows 8 which Microsoft has retooled for touch input with the Metro interface (pictured above). The S20 is exciting because it will be one of the first touchscreen convertible Ultrabooks with both Ivy Bridge and Windows 8 — a combination that could actually represent a good touchscreen computing experience in the world of mainstream PCs for the first time.
|Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S, 11.6", 1400gm|
This is the new Lenovo Yoga 11S, the latest addition to the Yoga family of Lenovo. It comes with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor (up to core i7) and with up to 256GB SSD storage. There are two options for Memory: 4 and 8 GB. The fully tiltable screen to the back of the keyboard converts this notebook into a fully fledged tablet. With Windows 8 this Notebook features a complete Windows experience as most of us now it.
|ASUS Taichi 21 ( DH71), 11.6", 1224gm|
The ASUS Taichi 21 is an extremely well-built Ultrabook convertible that, at 1,25KG can be used for some short-term tablet scenarios. Battery life is relatively short (about 3.5hrs) but the package is extremely mobile and flexible. Excellent speaker quality.
|Lenovo Thinkpad Twist, 12.5", 1569gm||Datasheet|
|Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, 13.3", 1530gm|
The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga is a convertible touchscreen Ultrabook. The design allows the screen to be tilted all the way onto the back of the device. At 1.5KG it won't be a lightweight tablet but it can be used in 'easel' mode and of course, has all the touch capabilities available when used as a normal laptop. A 1600x900 IPS screen adds to the high-end specs. An 11" version is available (Yoga 11S from March 2013) with Core CPU. A Windows RT 11" version is also available.
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