Dell to Launch XPS 12 Convertible Windows 8 Tablet?
Dell seems to be working on a hybrid tablet and notebook that runs on the new Windows Operating System. This product, named the Dell XPS 12, was spotted at a recently leaked photo published by Neowin.
The device carries a large display measuring 12.5 inches diagonally and has support for Full HD image quality. The screen also has edge to edge Gorilla Glass for protection.
Despite the size of the screen, the convertible tablet promises a thin and ultraportable design that measures only 0.79 inches in thickness and 3.1 pounds in weight. This is made possible by a chassis that is made of lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber.
The Dell XPS 12 is also expected to have a Solid State Disk and an Ivy Bridge processor, which would help the device qualify as an ultrabook. These two parts make it also possible for the device to have Intel Smart Connect and Intel Rapid Start technologies.
As for the converting mechanism from a tablet to a notebook, consumers may be somewhat reminded of the Dell Inspiron Duo netbook, another convertible device that the company is no longer producing.
The Dell XPS 12 joins another Dell product running on Windows 8 that is also in the works, called the Dell Latitude 10. It will likely hit the market later this year.