Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook: Windows 8 powered, fully touch enabled convertible tablet PC for the mobile professional (photo + video)
I was really amazed at the Dell XPS when it first came out of the market. Ultra-thin and ultra portable, the Dell XPS 13 debuted January of this year, while the Dell XPS 14 made its way into the market around August. Now one might wonder whatever happened to the Dell XPS 12? Perhaps Dell jumped the numbering scheme on this one, but the Dell XPS 12 has finally entered the fray, debuting as a 12.5-inch convertible, fully touch enabled Ultrabook / tablet PC.
What is so exciting about the Dell XPS 12 aside from its form factor is that it is the first Dell Ultrabook to come with Windows 8, the latest and greatest iteration of the Windows operating system from Microsoft. Windows 8 was built with multi-touch input in mind, and sports the new start panel reminiscent of what can be seen in mobile devices like iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. By rotating the display users can easily switch between tablet and notebook mode, depending on the circumstances.
Another thing that excites me about the Dell XPS 12 is the use of Gorilla Glass in its full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display. Scratch-proof surfaces are a must for any touch enabled device, and the Dell XPS 12 is no exception. Want more? Check out the teaser video below!
Built primarily for users on the go, the Dell XPS 12 is no slouch, featuring 3rd generation Intel Core processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics, up to 8 Gigabytes of RAM, and up to 256 Gigabytes solid state (SSD) storage.
Best of all, Dell Philippines is now introducing on-site services. As long as your under warranty, Dell promises to fix your machine at your location within a reasonable time depending on the service level agreement (SLA). I am not sure if any other PC manufacturer offers such a service in the country – this may be a first, and it is definitely one thing worth considering.
An entry level Dell XPS 12 costs 65,990 PHP. Check it out at an authorized dealer near you!
Dell showcases new XPS 12
Dell is helping customers touch the future with a refreshed portfolio of consumer PCs built for Microsoft Windows 8,designed to provide a more intuitive computing experience and address evolving customer desires. Dell’s new systems deliver on the promise of new advances in computing: a leading-edge and intuitive touch experience, the security and manageability required by today’s always-on pace and the design aesthetic, style and precision workmanship customers demand.
Today Dell unveiled powerful addition to its industry-leading XPS brand of computers. Joining the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook, and the XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops, the new XPS 12 Ultrabook enable both consumer and business customers to do more with their technology – from multimedia, entertainment and creation to full business productivity to transition seamlessly from home to office.
The XPS 12 convertible that combines two devices in one, a powerful Ultrabook plus full featured tablet. The XPS brand has a distinguished heritage of delivering the latest technology and thoughtful design for performance and craftsmanship without compromise. Each product in the XPS portfolio is tailored for very specific customer needs, and the new products unveiled today are designed to take advantage of emerging software and technology, with the same XPS brand attributes that customers expect from Dell.
“The XPS 12 represents the culmination of a deep understanding of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ movement and insights gained from both our consumer and business customers,” said Christopher Papa, Country Manager of Dell. “The new set of XPS 12 represents a milestone in our design and approach to user experience. Our vision for our XPS line of computers is not just about the device or technology, it’s about achieving the perfect balance of amazing design, end user productivity and IT enablement.”
Dell tapped its heritage of offering unique and innovative solutions to create the XPS 12. The product features a novel and elegant flip hinge touchscreen display designed to take advantage of the W8 operating system advances for touch interaction. The result is two products in one, providing the full functionality of an ultraportable laptop with keyboard plus the convenience of a tablet.
The innovative flip hinge design can easily transition from laptop to tablet to laptop and features a Full HD screen that provides 97 percent more pixels than a standard HD display. The result is an exceptionally crisp reading and photo and video viewing experience. The XPS 12 features thoughtful design, attractive aesthetics, and is crafted from premium materials such as machined aluminum and carbon fiber, as well as Corning Gorilla Glass for durability.
Dell XPS 12 photos
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