Dell Set to Launch their Thinnest and Lightest Hybrid Computer in November, the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook
If you’re in the market for a hybrid Windows 8 computer that features a design that allows it to double as a laptop and a tablet, you might want to hold off on making any final purchasing decisions until November. This week the Dell computer company announced they would be launching their thinnest and lightest hybrid laptop-tablet computer in November.
The new highly portable hybrid features a folding design that enables the computer to be used in laptop or tablet mode. The Texas-based computer company calls their newest hybrid Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook. To explain that name, Dell calls all their hybrid computers 2-in-1 devices and with it’s slim and sleek design Ultrabook fits this new XPS 11 very well.
How thin and light is the thinnest and lightest Dell 2-in-1 device? According to Dell the new XPS 11 ranges in thickness between 11mm and 15mm, the weight of the small laptop starts at 2.5 pounds. And with those figures it’s easy to see why Dell is considering the new XPS 11 to be the better option if you’re caught between getting a tablet or a laptop, the company says their new XPS 11 offers the best of both worlds.
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As a laptop the new Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook offers up some of the latest in laptop technology. The latest processors from Intel’s new 4th gen. Haswell family are included with the laptop all the way up to a dual-core Core i5 capable of up to 2.3 GHz speeds. You get 4GB of DDR3 RAM as well as solid state storage standard with the new XPS 11. Other standard features include back-lit keyboard, Wi-Fi n (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, HD webcam with dual microphones, HD audio, 3-in-1 SD card reader, two USB 3.0′s with charge, HDMI, and a headphone jack.
All of it’s hardware specifications offer the same benefits in tablet mode as they do in laptop mode, so the main feature of concern from a tablet perspective is the screen. The Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook has the highest resolution display of any 2-in-1 Ultrabook available today, reports Dell. Their new XPS 11 features a Quad HD (2,560 by 1,440) resolution 11.6-inch touch display.
The display has some impressive specifications for a consumer computer. The UltraSharp 11.6-inch display on the XPS 11 features; 400-nit brightness, 72% color gamut, 800:1 contrast ratio, 160° wide viewing angle – 80° / 80° / 80° / 80°, as well as True Color Viewing and Color Boost powered by eeColor. The touch sensors built into the XPS 11 provide 10-point support and it uses capacitive touch technology which is the same touch technology you get with most smartphones and tablets today.
The design of the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook makes use of elements such as carbon fiber, machined aluminum, edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ for the display, and a silicone palm rest. And allowing the laptop to be a 2-in-1 device is a 360-degree rotating hinge design.
If all of this sounds interesting to you the folks at Dell are saying consumers can expect to see this new 2-in-1 Ultrabook available in November with a base retail price of $999.99. You can check out the full specifications for the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook below.