Dell XPS 12: the first 4K hybrid PC

Dell XPS 12: the first 4K hybrid PC

Image 1: Dell XPS 12: the first 4K hybrid PCThe first two-in-one laptop with 4K screen was designed by Dell. The new generation of XPS 12 abandons the pivoting frame in favor of a detachable screen.

Ultrabook and hybrid PC, this new PC retains a diagonal of 12.5 inches and comes to hunt on the lands of the iPad Pro with a definition of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Its removable hinge nevertheless gives it an overweight compared to the Apple machine. We go from 900 grams to 1.3 kg. Of course, it remains light enough not to break your back carrying it daily.

Like the Surface Book, the XPS is geared towards the professional market. Dell incorporates a processor Core M sixth generation (@ 2.7 GHz), 8 GB of RAM and storage managed by an SSD of 128 or 256 GB. The graphics part is for its part devoted to an Intel chip, an HD Graphics 515.

To connect the 4K screen to its base, Dell opted for a magnetic system, the panel naturally coming to flow into a dedicated chute. Two webcams equip the machine at the front (5 Mpx) and at the rear (8 Mpx). Transfer speed ayatollahs will be glad to know that the XPS 12 also comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, eight times faster than USB 3.0. There is also a USB Type-C port (the new standard) and an SD card reader.

The XPS 12 promises to be a challenger to the Surface Book and iPad Pro. Available in November, it will be posted at 999 dollars with a Full HD screen. It will cost $ 1,299 to access its 4K version equipped with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD.