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

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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14 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

14. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

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

15. howardbarrett

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

expect $2k+

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

12. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

5. iamfoolhehe

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

My dream laptop :D

6. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

my 22inch monitor still on 1680x1050 :(

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 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......

8. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

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

13. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

11. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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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