Dell XPS 12 review - Powerful Ultrabook Convertible with IPS display
Dell introduces the XPS-12 before a convertible Ultrabook that skillfully bridges the gap between traditional notebook and tablet PC. Favors is this bridge of Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8, which is optimized for both worlds. Mouse and keyboard are on Windows 8 as the operating concept as the wiper wiping movements of the tablet world. Thus, the XPS suitable as a hybrid of ultrabook and tablet ideal for Windows 8 and can take full advantage of the operating system fully. Highlight this Ultrabook-tablet hybrid is the display: It not only shines especially bright and dissolves in Full HD, but can also contact the frame. In no time, the tablet becomes an Ultrabook and flipped.
Dell XPS 12 in different hardware configurations and shall respect the Ultrabook specification from Intel. The test sample is equipped with Intel's 17-watt processor Core i7-3667U, which is an 8 GB of memory is there to help. A discrete graphics solution does not exist. The XPS 12 has to do with the built-in CPU HD Graphics 4000th Offering the Dell XPS 12 from 1200 euros.
Specifications Dell XPS 12
Display: 12.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), glossy
Processor: Intel Core i7-3667U (2.0 - 3.2 GHz)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 8 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz)
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Interface: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.0 (Power Share), 1x mini-display port
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions / Weight: 319 x 20-25 mm x 277/1555 g
Other features: rotatable touchscreen
The Dell XPS 12 is characterized by high quality materials that have a pleasant feel and make the machine very stable. Silver-colored aluminum paired with black carbon fiber looks good, saves weight and provides stability. The screen is framed by a machine milled aluminum frame which is extremely rigid. The lid of the display is made from carbon fibers and largely insensitive to pressure. To transform the Ultrabook for tablet, the display must in aluminum frame can be rotated 180 degrees. In the context, it locks automatically in the appropriate position. The palm rest is made of magnesium and is provided with a comfortable soft-touch finish.
The Ultrabook will not open as easy, as there is no point of the display frame. Some patience is called for. But beware: If you fold the display to the maximum possible level of around 150, lifts off the base unit and begins to bounce on. The rigid display plus frame is too heavy for the base, built into the CPU, SSD and the other electronics are.
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