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.

Dell XPS 12

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

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One reply on “Dell’s XPS 12 convertible tablet gets a Haswell update”

  1. No, its MobileMark *2007* that’s inaccurate. 2012 version increases the display brightness from 60 nits to 150 nits and is quite accurate.

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