With Windows 8 now official, a lot of people are curious as to which new laptops will be coming out ready to rock it. Interested in what Dell has to offer? The Round Rock, Texas-based hardware giant recently unveiled the XPS 12, the latest addition to their XPS line, and it’s one Windows 8 ultrabook that’s worth checking out.
What makes the Dell XPS 12 stand out from the crop of upcoming Windows 8 ultrabooks is that it actually comes with a Full HD IPS touch screen and can transform into a tablet via a flip hinge found on both sides of its display. At 12 inches, it’s perfect for people looking for something bigger than the full-sized tablets currently out in the market or just want the convenience of being able to switch between laptop or tablet at an instant. The screen’s also made of edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass so while you’re not safe from smudges, you do have to worry a little less about scratching its vibrant display.
The Dell XPS 12 is encased sleek aluminum body complimented by a carbon fiber lid. The keyboard comes with chiclet keys that seem a little out of place on an otherwise gorgeous design. But with those type of keys becoming more or less the standard for laptops, it probably won’t be a deal breaker for most.
Here’s a quick run down of its other features and technical specs:
- 3rd Gen Intel Core (Ivy Bridge) i5-3317U, 2.6 GHz
- 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- 128GB SSD
- Intel HD 4000
- WiFi a/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Intel Wireles Display (WiDi) 3.0 ready
- Intel Smart Connect Technology
- 1.3MP webcam (1280 x 1024)
- Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro