Last month, I let y’all know that I had a stack of cool gadgets to review this season. And while I wanted to chat about the NEW Dell XPS 12 weeks ago, I really wanted to give myself a chance to get to know the ultrabook. After all, I take my product reviews seriously – well, as seriously as someone who’s currently blogging from her dining table in a fuzzy pink robe – and I wanted to ensure I had adequate time to familiarize myself with the machine.
But, to be completely honest, there’s one major reason I’ve been dragging my feet. You see, I’m so IN LOVE with my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, that I simply had to fall out of love in order to give the XPS 12 a fair shot. Both Dell Ultrabooks, both super sleek with impressive features, both incredibly portable for moms on the go.
However, the XPS 12 does have a unique, distinctive advantage: it’s a 2-in-1 Ultrabook and Tablet.
XPS 12 is the only high-performance Ultrabook to feature the elegant flip-hinge design. Whether you’re browsing your favourite blogs in tablet mode, or answering emails and preparing presentations in Ultrabook mode, the XPS 12 is built around your life. “The unique flip-hinge design couples an elegant transition with premium materials and craftsmanship. The hinge is tested to 20,000 cycles. That is equivalent to doing 10 flips per day, 7 days a week for 5.5 years.” – Dell
And when you factor in its innovative design, durable style and resilient display, there’s only one way to describe the XPS 12: The Epitome of Cool.
Look out for the following features of the Dell XPS 12:
Beautifully Tough. Constructed with precision cut aluminium and carbon fibre, the XPS 12 maximizes strength and minimizes weight with premium materials. The carbon fibre body is as strong as aluminium, but lighter and cooler to the touch.
A Brilliant View. XPS 12 includes a 12.5″ Full HD (1080p) screen that provides up to 2X more pixels than standard HD displays so you’ll see finer details, lines and edges. And, a 170-degree viewing angle means that your display looks clear and crisp from almost any seat.
Fast Start. Get started quickly with whatever your day brings. Boot up in seconds with an all flash solid-state drive and Intel Rapid Start Technology.
Impressive Battery Performance. XPS 12 is designed to save you time and keep going longer – delivering up to 9 hours 32 minutes of battery life. (My favourite feature, naturally.)
I’m slowly falling in love with this Ultrabook, especially from a family travel perspective; the boys can enjoy all their favourite apps and videos in tablet mode, and I can pop open the laptop to get my work done after they’re down for the night. The XPS 12 is an authentic mutitasker!
I’ll be back next month with more thoughts and findings. In the meantime, visit Dell.ca to learn more about the XPS 12 2-in-1 Ultrabook and Tablet.
What a cool gadget, laptop and tablet in one. How is the weight when being used as a tablet?
It’s definitely heavier than a regular tablet, Tricha, so I wouldn’t necessarily say it replaces the convenience or portability of a tablet. However, it’s great for dual purposes – it’s like buying a laptop and getting the freedom of a tablet.
Omg this IS the epitome of cool! I love this; ok, now I want one! lol
It’s definitely one of the coolest gadgets I’ve ever encountered!
That IS cool ! I have a regular Dell laptop, and I was thinking of this as maybe a Christmas gift for a certain 12 year old. I am just wondering how sturdy the flip hinge part is – would love to see you include that in your review Lena !
For sure Flora! The hinge is incredibly sturdy and has been tested to 20,000 flips! I don’t see it being an issue at all for a 12 year old!
Judy C (Cowan)
Wow, can I have it please? What a great concept, love that it is a laptop and converts easily to a tablet. Definitely going on my wish list!
I definitely think you should check it out, Judy!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
now that is exactly what my hubby could use for working at home.
YES. It’s great for that dual function!
Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
While you can keep your fuzzy pink robe, I’ll take a Dell XPS 12. ;) Looks uber cool!
Hahaha love it. You should see the incredulous looks I get when I use it in public!
LOL I totally understand :)
Oh my now I am confused thought I wanted an HP but now I see this one and it looks down right cool. Any suggestions as to which one for all day use?
Well, the HP that I’ve featured is portable throughout the home, but with a 20″ screen, you can’t really take it anywhere else. The Dell XPS 12 is a completely portable laptop :)
This looks amazing! This would be the perfect Christmas present for anyone of any age!
Couldn’t have said it better, Jenny!
That looks very cool. I have not owned any Dell products before, but I would take a close look at this one.
I love Dell products. Take a peek; you won’t be disappointed!
I like how it folds and that you can use it with the or without (I am assuming)
Yes, that’s right – you can use it in tablet mode or laptop mode!
What a sleek look!
Isn’t it gorgeous?
I love this! I wish a new computer was in my budget, but maybe Santa will be generous this year…
Aw, fingers crossed for you!
bea-u-t-ful just love it. It is perfect for travelling love that it is so light and cooler.
Absolutely agree, Emilia!
It looks like the perfect in-between of a lap top and a smart phone!
Yes, that’s a great way of looking at it Kally!
I think this would be a great hybrid device