Summary: We didn’t get a chance to check out the Dell XPS 12 prior to its Haswell upgrade, but the current version of the hybrid ultrabook / tablet has a lot going for it. It’ll be able to keep up with many of the tasks most people will throw at it, has a great battery life and a unique feel that sets it...
Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook with Convertible Touch Tablet Review
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25 September 2013
Excerpt: This Windows 8 tablet comes already outfitted with Office Home & Student 2013 RT to help maximize productivity on the go. The Dell XPS 12 tablet offers 170 degree viewing angle thanks to its unique hinge-design.
Pros: Consumer testers really liked the keyboard layout, Consumer testers could very easily convert it from tablet to notebook, Many connectivity options, Excellent sound quality, Fast system speed, Great customer service options, including free 1-year in-home service after remote diagnoses
Cons: Very small screen compared to the size of the tablet, Heavy for its size, Poor camera/video quality
Excerpt: Last fall marked a renaissance in laptop design. With Windows 8 on the horizon, manufacturers built truly exciting notebooks with high-res touch screens, clever back-flipping hinges, superb construction, and even displays on both sides.
Pros: Excellent 1080p touchscreen display, Solid keyboard and audio quality, Good battery life
Cons: Touchpad is still finnicky, Few ports, Cumbersome as a tablet
Summary: If you can't afford the XPS 12's $1,199 starting price, the $999 Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s is smaller and lighter, and sports a brighter -- albeit lower-res -- screen. But if you're looking for a great notebook that can double as a tablet, the new and improved XPS 12 is a top pick.
Excerpt: One area where touchscreen laptops can be a little clumsy is when you want to use the touchscreen exclusively. Windows 8 is actually quite capable sans keyboard so Dell created an innovative screen mechanism to let you use the touchscreen in a more practical manner.
Summary: The Dell XPS 12 ultrabook are a hybrid of the highest quality, not only from the point of view of design, since it is manufactured with materials of the first level, and that can turn into tablet in an innovative manner, but also with regard to the technical, very powerful in many respects.
Pros: Powerful processor, full HD display, RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Windows 8, coated in Corning Gorilla glass display; Wrist rests magnesium; resistant keyboard to the payment of liquids; Touchpad glass, body made of aluminum and carbon fiber; Display rotary tablet conversion.
Conclusion: Shoving a fourth-gen Intel Core processor into the XPS 12 greatly improved battery life and integrated graphics performance. The result is a convertible that can handle many tasks, but also break records for battery life.
Conclusion: Dell’s attempt to create a non-compromising convertible laptop works as well as we could have hoped. The XPS 12 absolutely nails the fundamentals of display, endurance, and interface. We would be eager to recommend this device even if it were only an Ultrabook.
Dell XPS 12 Review: A Jack of All Trades Flipscreen Ultrabook
22 February 2013
Conclusion: While the XPS 12 isn’t flawless, it’s a very interesting laptop nonetheless. To my knowledge, no one else is really trying this flipscreen approach; that’s either good news or bad news, depending on why most companies take an alternative route.