Dell XPS 11 is a hybrid tablet with Full HD display, sturdy carbon-fiber built-up, unique flat keyboard, stylus, and 4th generation processor. This post covers specifications, price and reviews for Windows 8.1 convertible Dell laptop PC.
|Dell XPS 11 Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet with stylus|
Introduction to Dell XPS 11 convertible laptop
This season, Dell brings a new range of Windows 8.1 laptop and convertibles that will be available to purchase in market, very soon. The XPS 11 laptop computer is the thinnest machine and designed to be targeted at business professional. Its ultimate fusion of tablet and laptop allows the mobile users switching the device from laptop to tablet when staying outside of office or home. And the note taking stylus is quite helpful while attending the business meeting.
Technical specifications and reviews for XPS 11 tablet-laptop
Carrying legacy of Dell XPS 14 laptop, the XPS 11 is also an expensive model with premium look and sturdy built-up. It has a unique keyboard, a stylus, full HD sharp touch screen display and luxurious design.
Premium built-up and convertibility
The company claims the XPS 11 to be thinnest hybrid computer. It is lighter (just 2.5 pounds) in weight and 0.6-inch (14.7mm) in thickness. Its physic is not only attractive but sturdy also. Its chassis is made up of a dark gray carbon fiber weave and surface is soft with comfortable palm rest.
With 270 degrees flipping screen it behaves quite identical to Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga and it gets converted to a table with keyboard dock. Not only this, by folding it back to 200 degrees, you can set it in a position that changes its look like a downward facing dog. This posture of XPS 11 is most suitable for watching video and movies.
Full HD Display specifications
As long as the user works on a laptop it requires continue looking at the display. So, the quality of screen in respect to its resolution and size really does matter.
While designing new XPS series convertible and laptops, Dell seriously considered this necessity. The XPS 11 machine is well engineered laptop that features an 11.6 inch full HD touch screen display. Its 2,560 x 1,440 pixels screen resolution is quite identical to Asus Zenbook Infinity, one of the best announced laptops at IFA 2013. Its 400 nit brightness allows you reading fairly in both day and night. And 160 degree viewing angle with 72 percent color gamut adds something more to display.
Additionally, the Dell computer supports 10-point touch and its screen is covered with Corning Gorilla-Glass to provide scratch-resistance.
Processing unit and system memory
It is a mainstream tablet packed with Intel’s 4th generation Core i5 processing unit couples to 4GB of RAM with multiple storage options. A customer may go for any of 80 to 250GB of SSD storage. The solid state drive is more efficient in respect to offer fast boot up and optimizing system’s speed.
Flat Keyboard with adjustable haptic feedback
With the premium flat surfaced keyboard quite identical to Surface tablets from Microsoft, it is one of the best tablets that offer comfortable typing experience to their user. Moreover, Dell says that an adjustable level of haptic and audio feedback, responsive to user keystrokes will be provided later to its final model. They also say that this convertible laptop owns flat surfaced keyboard just not only to reduce thickness, but also to rest the display on keyboard without pressing keys under it, while using XPS 11 in tablet mode. It also has a large touch pad.
Networking and connectivity
Dell XPS 11 embeds multiple connecting ports such as dual USB 3.0, full-sized SD card slot, HDMI for video streaming, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band wireless. Besides this, you will also find a card reader, headphone jack but you will miss the Ethernet on this computing device.
The premium ultrabook comes along with a digital stylus and a Kensington lock slot will be available on device to keep the stylus. It means you will not be required to carry the stylus separately while going outside.
About camera, webcam specifications and battery, Still Dell has to unveil information on these topics.
Pricing and availability
Being premium convertible machine, XPS 11 is an expensive offer from Dell. XPS 11 2-in-1 is now available to buy at Dell store at the starting price of $999.99 (around Rs 62,000). It is available in below three models, each configured differently with varied prices:
1) XPS 11 2-in-1 ultrabook at $999.99 with Core i3 processor and 80GB SSD.
2) XPS 11 2-in-1 ultrabook at $1,199.99 (around Rs 75,000) with Core i5 processor and 128GB SSD.
3) XPS 11 2-in-1 ultrabook at $1,399.99 (around Rs 88,000)with Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD.
Finally, no doubt, it is a premium convertible tablet-laptop from Dell, but the high cost of device could prevent the budget customers accessing the Dell stores. But recent studies tell that the customers even from developing countries like India are preferring high priced computing machines as business necessities have been upgraded with time.