Dell has announced updates to its XPS line, and it includes a new XPS 12 model that happens to be a 2-in-1 tablet hybrid. It's just days after we got our first look at the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices at the Microsoft Windows 10 event. It gives users another Windows OS option that can compete against the likes of the MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. Perhaps best of all though, unlike the iPad Pro and Surface Pro, the XPS 12 comes with its keyboard base included.
The XPS 12 has a 12.5-inch display that can be optioned up to include a 4K display. So the XPS 12 is not just a laptop, and it doesn't have some strange screen that spins and flips to create a hybrid tablet like the previous XPS 12. Instead, the new XPS 12 uses magnets that will secure and separate the tablet from its keyboard base. It also features the latest in tech with two USB Type-C ports that also work as Thunderbolt 3 connections, one for charging and the other to connected peripherals. It's will be powered by the new Intel Skylake Core M5 processor and can be optioned out up to 2.7 GHz. It features an 8-megapixel rear-facing and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet portion weighs in at 1.75 lbs while the docked laptop version comes in at 2.8 lbs.
The base model will feature a 1920x1080 HD touch display, 128GB of storage, and 8GB and will cost $999. Dell hasn't released the official launch date yet but says we should see it in November.