Dell’s latest XPS laptop is actually a 2-in-1 tablet with a detachable keyboard. The Dell XPS 12 is a fanless tablet with a 12.5 inch display and an Intel Core M Skylake processor.

When used with the keyboard dock, the XPS 12 is a compact notebook that weighs just about 2.8 pounds. Remove the keyboard and you’ve got a 1.75 pound tablet.

Dell introduced the XPS 12 in October, and now you can buy one from for $1000 and up.

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The XPS 12 has a Core m5-6Y54 processor, 8GB of RAM, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a 30 Whr battery, an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

It has two Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB Type-C connectors, an SD card slot and a headset jack and the tablet measures about 11.5″ x 7.6″ x 0.3″ while the tablet and keyboard combined measure about an inch thick.

Speaking of the keyboard dock, it has backlit keys and a glass touchpad.

Dell currently offers two configurations. For $1000 you can get a model with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display and 128GB of solid state storage. Pay an extra $300 and you get a 3840 x 2160 pixel display and a 256GB SSD.

The tablet also has an active digitizer for pressure-sensitive input and Dell plans to offer an Active Pen accessory for writing and drawing soon.

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3 replies on “Dell XPS 12 fanless 2-in-1 now available for $1000 and up”

  1. Ok, very nice hardware. How does it do with Linux? How well does it work with the touch capabilities, the modern ports, etc?

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