Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 Convertible Ultrabook

Hybrid systems are made available nowadays in the digital market particularly because of Windows 8. Should I blame the said OS for this release? I really don’t want to, and in fact, I should enjoy such systems more than simply using a PC, a laptop, or a tablet. What could be more enjoyable than holding one that serves all purposes? This is the goal of the new flagship from Dell, the XPS 12. Featuring a mighty morphing hybrid system and advanced specs, this $1,199 ultrabook better steal the show.

Bodied with a depth of 0.95 inches and with aspect sizes of 12.5×8.7 inches, the XPS 12 of Dell is but among the champions in today’s ultrabooks. Fairly said, actually, because its relatively thick body is valued because of such an innovative hybrid body. Weighing at just 3.2-pound, the body adds more to the designs overall portability wherein users enjoy the experience of using both a tablet and a netbook.

This 12.5-incher hybrid is braced with top materials, which its company claimed as pure ‘premiums.’ On the lid we see a familiar Dell texture that in this case comes in black, and is said to be crafted out of Carbon Fiber, a kind of material that is regarded as lighter and cooler than aluminum, but is equally or more in durability. Framing the hinges of this hybrid system is a ‘precision-cut’ aluminum, which as experienced, is strong but comfortable to jive along with. The overall aesthetics and build looks strong, premium, and fashionable, making it one of the best hybrid systems I’ve ever seen.

Compared to usual hybrid systems, the Dell XPS 12 uses an extraordinary idea of turning the ultrabook into a slate. To do so, you tap the lower part of the display to snap the slate out, and with the pivot at the horizontal mid, you can turn the slate vertically for almost a perfect 365 degrees. This kind of form caters a lot of benefits: a) this idea drowns the usual need for a docking system or a keyboard station; b) sharing of the display contents are a lot easier in just one simple rotation; c) you don’t need an additional protective layer since, when you’re done using the tablet, you can flip it over again to show off the lid cover; and lastly d) it’s a lot easier, more fun, sturdier, and more stylish.

I almost forgot to mention, but the touch-capable display of the Dell XPS 12 is implicit of a modern Windows 8 PC or ultrabook that is capable of 10-point multi-touch. More than this, though this one does not come with the IPS technology, viewing angles are almost at par with the said technology. The display’s full 1080p resolution at 400 nits is but truly immersive for movie experience, plus the ambient light sensing to automatically dim or brighten display depending on environment. The display is responsive enough, smooth enough, and is well coated side-to-side with a Gorilla Glass.

If you are not pleased with the said price of the Dell XPS 12, you can actually wipe your tears because you can choose your own configuration. However, for the said price, you get the following specs: a 3rd-Generation i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, an integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU, and a bunch of other stuff. For your consideration, I think everyone should be informed that, as expected, this one does not come with an optical drive, no VGA port (only HDMI), no Ethernet port, but a short battery life of approximately five hours.

I still feel like it’s a bit early to post a verdict for the Dell XPS 12, but as of now, I can give a 4.5/5 stars for such a terrific and innovative design with at least a good amount of specs. Though we’d love to have this one more with battery power, a better gaming GPU, and more connectivity, the XPS 12 is surely one of the best hybrid systems anyone could encounter.

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 54,000.00 (Starting Price)

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