Dell XPS Duo 12 ultrabook up for pre-order (for $1200 and up)
The Dell XPS Duo 12 is is a Windows 8 ultrabook which transforms into a tablet thanks to a special hinge that lets you rotate the screen 180 degrees within its frame and then close the lid so that the screen faces up.
Dell will start shipping the XPS Duo 12 later this month, but you can pre-order starting today… if you’ve got $1200 or more burning a hole in your pocket.
That price will get you a model with an Intel Core i5-3317U Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid state disk.
Dell is also offering models with faster Core i7 processors, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of disk space.
All models feature Intel HD 4000 graphics, 12.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays, and Windows 8 64-bit. The convertible laptop weighs 3.35 pounds. The XPS Duo 12 isn’t exactly the cheapest Windows 8 convertible tablet around, but Dell’s unusual Duo hinge makes it one of the more interesting looking models.