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Dell XPS 11 goes to Yoga classes, does a full 360 flip with a 2560x1440 pixels display

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Dell XPS 11 goes to Yoga classes, does a full 360 flip with a 2560x1440 pixels display
After the smorgasbord of announcements from Asus, Acer and Samsung, the announcement from Dell seems a bit on the humble side. The US computer maker demonstrated an XPS 11 convertible tablet/notebook combo.

It's when you dig into the specs that you realize how significant Dell's achievement is. First off, the 11.6" display has the top-notch 2560x1440 resolution, making it one of the handful of such panels, alongside tablets from Samsung and Asus. Not only that, but the system will be powered by a frugal but mighty Core i5 Haswell processor when it hits shelves in the fall.

The keyboard part is pretty unorthodox, too - it has very flat keys, similar to the touch-typing experience of the Microsoft Surface covers, and if you are wondering why, it's because the Dell XPS 11's screen half can bend full 360 degree backwards, converting it into a tablet when needed, similar to the Lenovo Yoga line. The keyboard goes off at 180 degrees, leaving you to the full Windows 8 touch experience only.

There are also a pressure-sensitive stylus input for doodling, sketching and handwriting, USB 3.0 port, Thunderbolt, and the whole set weighs mere 2.5 pounds, with less than 15mm thickness, which is a commendable achievement for a carbon and metal chassis fusion. No word on RAM and storage options, as well as pricing yet, but we should know more when this thing launches near the holiday shopping craziness.

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posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:46 8

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I think these machines are much better than tablets! So much more things I can do with these. And you'll need a bag anyway to carry a tablet. They're still so big. Smartphone and laptop/hybrid is the best combination for work and entertainment too!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:54 1

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4320; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Price becomes the deciding factor to most...
Functionality won't be compromised of course.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:59

14. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

seeing that a monitor with that resolution costs 600+ $ i wonder how much this thing will cost

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 14:58

15. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

expect $2k+

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:57 2

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Now that's what I call impressive, all around. I wish it got a human-scaled price tag but it will come expensive.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 13:34

12. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

ya bummer these hybrids are out pricing themselves. I believe the sweetspot for tabs are $99-$299. And these hybrids should clock in at $499. I personally don't find slates all that useful and I don't think I wanna pay 1k for a hybrid. I know I am not alone

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 07:02

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Good resolution and nice look just I still prefer a f fully fledged tablet....

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 07:07

5. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)

My dream laptop :D

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 07:37

6. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

my 22inch monitor still on 1680x1050 :(

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:05 1

7. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

I'm looking to replace my laptop, since last year, and now with the machines coming powered with Intel Haswell chips, I think I will have some great options to choose from, this is one of them......

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:13 1

8. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

Hope the price will be reasonable...... !

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 01:37

13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

It will be $1000+ and thats reasonable, unfortunately.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:31

9. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Very interesting, I wonder how Apple and their current method are going to attempt to adapt and evolve along with this changing atmosphere of mobile computing in tablets and the direction they're going in. They're adopting steadily more and more desktop functionality and power.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 12:39

11. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Battery life would be my only issue with this, but man, that design... I normally wouldn't recommend Dell based off of bad past experiences, but that seems actually pretty neat, I'd consider it

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