THE NEW X-FACTOR
As 2-in-1 convertibles become the new norm of the mobile world, PC and notebook makers like Dell set out to recreate the notebook’s definition of mobility, all while retaining its primary function.
Enter the brand new, refreshed Dell XPS 12. As one of the earliest 2016 models under the XPS family, this sleek, elegant, perennial favorite of discerning consumers has been refreshed to house some of the latest and most powerful components available today. They say that you should never judge a book by its cover. The new XPS 12 runs on a 6th generation Intel Core m7 processor, which has been clocked to a memory frequency of 3.1GHz, along with 8GB of dualchannel LPDDR3 RAM.
If that doesn’t impress, you also have choice of a touch display that outputs at Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, or at 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, giving consumers the ability to view 4K content on a stunning 12.5-inch UltraSharp display. Compared to its predecessor, the new XPS 12 doesn’t require you to flip the display to face the other way round when you want to activate its tablet mode. Instead, Dell has engineered the XPS 12 so that you can easily detach the tablet from its keyboard dock, which is expected of 2-in-1s today.
Thanks to Microsoft’s new Windows 10 OS, the transition between notebook and tablet mode is seamless, as your menu and taskbars automatically adjust to the current preference. With USB Type-C (or Thunderbolt 3), you can do more with the XPS 12. The new USB standard allows you to charge the XPS 12 twice as fast as the previous generation Thunderbolt 2, and complete file transfers eight times faster than the current USB 3.0 standard. It’s not just for charging either: with the help of Dell’s MultiUse Port, you can also rely on the USB Type-C connector to power up to two 4K displays, all at the same time.