Dell is updating its XPS 12 convertible tablet with a faster processor and a slightly bigger battery.
The Dell XPS 12 looks like a laptop — but you can rotate the touchscreen display 180 degrees within its frame, close the lid, and use the computer like a tablet. Dell introduced a model with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor and 47Whr battery last year. Now the company is updating the Dell XPS 12 with a 50Whr battery and an Intel Haswell chip.
According to Dell, that makes the new model about 1.6 times faster than the Ivy Bridge model, while offering about 2 hours of extra battery life — for a total of over 8.5 hours of run time.
That battery life test comes from the MobileMark 2012 battery test…
which has a reputation for not exactly offering an accurate picture of real-world performance but performance will likely vary depending on what you’re doing with the computer.
Between Haswell’s improved efficiency and a modest bump in battery capacity, the new Dell XPS 12 should get at least a little more battery life than its predecessor.
Dell plans to start selling the new XPS 12 within the next few weeks for about $1200 and up.
via The Verge