Dell plans to launch a new 12.5 inch Windows tablet with a 4K display, an Intel Core M processor, and a detachable keyboard dock soon. It’s called the Dell XPS 12, and some details about the upcoming 2-in-1 tablet have already been leaked.

Now more information is available, thanks in part to the Dell Malaysia website, which posted a “coming soon” page for the XPS 12 before Dell actually got around to confirming the tablet’s existence.

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According to the website, the XPS 12 has a 4K Ultra HD display, and an “innovative magnetic connection” that allows you to quickly switch from tablet mode to laptop mode.

I didn’t find many other details on the Dell website, but the folks at WinFuture have uncovered some additional specs, including:

  • There will be a cheaper version with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display.
  • The 4K model will have a Sharp IGZO display with 352 pixels per inch.
  • Dell’s Active Pen will work with the tablet.
  • The 2-in-1 tablet will feature a Core M Skylake processor and it will be available with Core M3, M5, or M7 options.
  • Other specs include support for 4GB or 8GB of RAM and an M.2 SATA solid state drive.
  • The XPS 12 is expected to ahve dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports, an SD card reader, and 8MP and 5MP cameras.
  • The tablet has a 30 WHr battery.

According to WinFuture, there will be two versions of the keyboard dock. One is slimmer and lighter, while a thicker model will offer additional ports including an extra USB Type-C port, two full-sized USB ports, and an HDMI port.

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15 replies on “More Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 tablet details leaked (by Dell)”

        1. I agree with the addition that cost follows content.

          16:9 content became popular with DVDs, and as a result 16:9 TVs became popular.
          Then as LCD/Plasma TVs came into vogue at 16:9 ratios it was only a matter of time that any other aspect ratio would loose out to the sheer economy of scale in sharing dimensions with TV manufacturing.

          If another content format became popluar say iMax, the same thing would happen.
          Home entertainment centers, TVs, Projectors would switch first and pull the whole market with them.

  1. Is there really a one size fits all angle for laptop angles? It seems like more and more manufacturers are shifting to this no hinge just propped up grove still of dock.

    1. One has to assume they studied the angles at which laptop users typically keep their screen at. I have not looked into the subject, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised that for the vast majority of time, laptop screens tilts are kept within a fairly tight range.

      1. I would tend to disagree with that assumtion looking at the progression of the Surface design. They started with 1 angle, then a couple, then many. In response the media coverage and buy reviews focused on this in a positive light instead of as a waste of time better focused elsewhere.

        1. That’s one data point, made by one manufacturer trying to sell a new model of a new class of devices that, up till then, had failed badly. Reviewers love cool new stuff, and the hinge is certainly a very cool feature, but I’d still be willing to bet that Surface users keep their screen within a pretty narrow range of angles the vast majority of the time. Perception and reality are often very different.

  2. There’s a doozy of a typo in the first sentence of that last paragraph. Makes the rest of that paragraph fairly hilarious, but I’m not sure it’s what you were shooting for.

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