Earlier at Computex, we shared some details about a new convertible laptop, the XPS 11. Though it’s the smallest convertible Windows 8 machine we’ve designed, it brings a lot of power. It features a gorgeous Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display and the latest hardware from Intel. For those of you already familiar with Dell’s XPS products, the XPS 11 is like a cross between our first convertible, the XPS 12 and our popular XPS 13 laptop—with Quad HD resolution.
It’s built around a sturdy 360 degree hinge design, so you can easily flip from a tablet to a laptop and back again whenever you need to. In tablet mode, the backlit solid-surface touch keyboard is automatically disengaged. The XPS 11 features many of the same premium materials we’ve used on other XPS laptops—it has carbon fiber on the top and the bottom, for example. You can expect full laptop performance and features like USB 3.0, HDMI Out and an SD card reader for importing photos and videos. All this in a package that’s less than 15mm thick and less than 2.5 pounds.
Dell will begin shipping this slick new machine later this year. Stay tuned to Direct2Dell down the road for more details as we get closer to launching the XPS 11. For now, If you want to dig a little deeper take a look at reactions from sites like Engadget, The Verge, PC World, Slashgear, Neowin and more.