Dell shows off XPS Duo 12 Windows 8 tablet hybrid

Dell shows off XPS Duo 12 Windows 8 tablet hybrid
There have been a ton of devices shown off at IFA including a bunch of new Windows 8 devices, and it looks like Dell doesn't want to be left out of that arena. Dell is showing off a pretty slick design on its XPS Duo 12, which is a convertible tablet/laptop hybrid running full Windows 8, and will be the companion on the market to Dell's XPS 10 tablet running Windows 8 RT.

As you can see in the pictures, Dell is using a swivel design on the display to allow it to switch between laptop mode and tablet. It certainly looks nice, and definitely gives it a distinctive look compared to other Windows 8 tablet convertibles that we've seen, which tend to use a slider mechanism. As you might expect from the name, it has a 12.5" display, and is expected to have an Intel Ivy Bridge processor inside. 

The XPS Duo 12 is made from aluminium and carbon fiber, and is expected to weigh about 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg), which puts it on the lighter side for a laptop, but could be pretty uncomfortable to use as a tablet for extended periods of time. No word on price, but the Duo 12 is expected to be released by the end of the year.



8. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Definitely not digging the hinge design, it has break me written all over it.

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

1.4KG Tablet? (in tablet mode). I Would ratrher cary a ~13inch 1.6 kg Sony ultrabook rather than this.

9. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You should check what Dell has mentioned...A tablet hybrid means its optional whether you want to carry that keyboard or not. Just get it right mate

6. faizyab

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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5. andrews317

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

A new version of the dell inspiron duo.

4. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

Dell pulling swag

3. parthpatels007

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2011

a 15 inch version please :) *only if the sturdiness remains intact :\

2. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

I'm doubting the thin frame

1. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Damn, I love the way that screen is built :D so many Windows 8 tablets around, this holiday season sure gonna be exciting for tablet buyers.

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