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Dell preparing a Transformer-like convertible tablet with 4K display

By Scorpus
Oct 2, 2015
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  1. Dell is preparing a refresh of their XPS 12 laptop-tablet convertible, and thanks to some leaked photos and specifications from WinFuture, we're getting a good look at what this entirely new product will be.

    While the previous XPS 12 featured a swiveling 12.5-inch display, the new XPS 12 separates the display and keyboard into a dockable, Asus Transformer-like hybrid. This gives the device greater flexibility than the previous iteration, and with a new, sleeker design, the XPS 12 could be a great competitor to the Transformer and Microsoft Surface lines.

    The main tablet portion of the XPS 12 will reportedly come with a 12.5-inch 4K display, although there will also be a cheaper 1080p model available. Inside the 8mm thin tablet body is an Intel 'Skylake' Core M SoC, alongside up to 8 GB of RAM, a 30 watt-hour battery (smaller than the iPad Pro), and optional LTE.

    The XPS 12 will allegedly be laden with cutting edge technology, including two Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB Type-C ports, USB 3.1, and stylus support. Two keyboard docks will be available to complement the tablet: a thicker version featuring extra ports, including HDMI and two full-sized USB ports; and a thinner version with just a keyboard and trackpad.

    Looking at the extensive collection of leaked photos appears to show a keyboard dock without any tilt adjustment, which could hurt its usability as a laptop. However these are just leaked images, so we'll have to wait until an official unveiling at Dell World in a few weeks to hear more about the new XPS 12.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    Stylus support and pricing are the biggy here for me.
     

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