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Dell XPS 12 flip flops between tablet and laptop (pictures)

The Windows 8.1 hybrid features a swiveling hinge that allows it to easily transform from tablet to laptop.

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2-in-1 tablet and laptop

The Dell XPS 12's swiveling hinge somewhat resembles a swing, but its functionality is a little less fun -- it allows the screen to flip completely back, transforming it into a tablet.
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12 -- I mean 11.6-inch screen

Although its model name rounds up to 12, the laptop/tablet hybrid's screen is actually 11.6 inches.
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Thin is still in

The Dell XPS 12 is a very thin 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid, but not as thin as the Dell XPS 11, which Dell claims is the thinnest ultrabook hybrid.
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Thin and light

The Dell XPS 12 weighs 2.5 pounds and manages to maintain a slim profile.
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Keyboard for laptop use

The keys on the keyboard are accentuated by the light gray trim in between them.
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Pick-your-own-CPU

Not only can you choose whether to use this device as a tablet or laptop, you can choose which Intel CPU it houses, with options ranging from Core i3 through 5.
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11.6-inch IPS screen

The 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution IPS screen is up to par with other high-end tablet/laptop hybrids.
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Variety of ports

The Dell XPS 12 includes an array of ports, including two full USB.

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