CNET First Look
The Dell XPS 11 and 12 feature unique hybrid designsBoth the Dell XPS 11 and 12 are take traditional hybrid design and throws it on its ear.
Hey, guys. This is Eric Franklin from CNET. I'm in San Francisco. And today, I'm taking a first look at Dell's new line of XPS laptops. Dell claims the new XPS 11 is the thinnest 2-in-1 yet. And at 2.5 pounds with a 0.6-inch thickness, the hybrid probably won't have trouble living up to that claim. The tablet features a very Lenovo Yoga-like design. It can be used as a laptop, tablet, or put in a downward-facing dog position. The display measures 11.6 inches and features a sharp 2560x1440 resolution touch screen. There are dual USB 3.0 ports on the side, HDMI, and a full-sized SD card slot. The device looks slick. And I especially love how the matte gray keys contrast with the glossy black trim between them. The XPS 12 issues Yoga poses in favor of a swivel-enabling hinge on either side of the display that allows the screen to flip back 180 degrees. Then, the screen can be folded down to create a functional but rather girthy tablet. It features a full tactile keyboard and a lower 1920x1200 resolution screen. Look for more on both the XPS 11 and 12 soon. I'm Eric Franklin, and this has been a first look at the Dell XPS 11 and 12.