The XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook takes a design element from the older Dell Inspiron Duo netbook and features a display that flips inside the frame to turn into a tablet. This premium convertible Ultrabook features a carbon fiber and aluminum construction, 1080p IPS touch screen and of course Windows 8. Our test configuration was loaded with an Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core processor, 128GB solid state drive and a starting price of $1,199.99 at the time of this writing.
- 12.5-inch glass touch-enabled display with wide viewing angles (IPS panel with 1920×1080 resolution)
- Windows 8 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core processor (1.7GHz, up to 2.6GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache, 17W TDP)
- Integrated Intel HD graphics
- 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM (8GB max.)
- 128GB mSATA Solid State Drive (Samsung SSD PM830)
- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235
- Integrated Bluetooth 3.0
- Integrated HD webcam
- No internal optical drive
- 1-year limited warranty (Dell Pro Support)
- 6-cell 47WHr
- Weight: 3.35 lbs.
- Dimensions: 12.48 x 8.46 x 0.59~0.79 inches
- Beautiful touch screen display
- Seamless tablet experience
- Excellent build quality
- Good keyboard and touchpad
- Lack of ports (no media card reader)
- Screen-heavy design
- Some software issues
The XPS 12 is not inexpensive (starting at $1,200) but you're getting a quality machine with the best of the tablet and notebook worlds.
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