Dell has just announced the first 2 in 1 convertible tablet with a 4K display. This should be quite appealing to anyone that is in the market for either a new laptop or tablet.
Dell is using a 12.5-inch display with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and displays content in glorious 4K option. The tablet has two cameras: an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The amount of RAM and storage will depend on what model you go with but whatever configuration you purchase there is support for an SD card and tech nerds will likely dig the two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports, with support for Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-FI connectivity.
The big selling point behind the XPS 12 is that Dell is using magnets to slide the screen into the base unit and all of the components are housed in the tablet itself. It’s basically a tablet that has a good keyboard. The magnets also work to keep the tablet secured to the keyboard when you close them together like a regular laptop.
The XPS 12 also supports the Dell Active Pen, which works with OneNote and sketching apps, as well as Microsoft Edge, Windows 10’s new default web browser. Sadly, this pen does not come in the box and you have to shell out some extra money to purchase it.
Dell says it plans to ship the XPS 12 by the end of the year, but most likely next month. There will be two configurations, and the first starts at $999 for a standard HD touch display, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM. A more expensive $1299 option includes the 4K display and 256GB of storage, and both will ship with the same 2.7GHz Core M5 processor.
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