Dell XPS Duo
The Dell XPS Duo 12 is a 12-in laptop with a touchscreen that flips round and folds flat to become a tablet. Launching with Windows 8, it’s another twist on the many touch optimised PCs that are arriving to take advantage of the new OS. Dell XPS Duo is awesome laptop notebook to use, The successor to the Dell Inspiron Duo, it has more powerful hardware and is optimised to run Windows 8, which itself is much more suited to touchscreen control.
We’ve yet to actually handle the machine but we’ve snapped a few up close pics and a short video, which you can find below. We’ll be back soon with a full hands on preview.
Dell XPS Duo 12
The Dell XPS Duo 12, like the XPS 10, shares its design with Dell’s quite nice XPS 13 and 14 ultrabooks. The big change for this one, aside from the swiveling screen, is the move to a carbon fiber front of the lid. It had been aluminum on the XPS 13 and 14. But otherwise, the general design language and keyboard are all the same. That’s a good thing, since those XPSs were really nice machines, and have great keyboards.
Usability-wise, from a few minutes playing with it and putting it through its paces, the trackpad also really, really good. It’s miles ahead of what previous XPS machines’ trackpads could do. Dell’s been making great machines with bad trackpads for a while; it seems to have fixed that big hurdle.
We don’t have full specs and pricing yet, but if you’re at all interested in a hybrid Windows 8 machine, this one, along with its little sister the XPS 10, is one to be kind of excited for.