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Dell to refresh their XPS 12 with an ASUS Transformer-like 4K tablet

Dell is reportedly preparing a 4K-powered XPS 12 refresh

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 3, 2015 at 06:31 am CDT - 0 mins, 56 secs reading time

Dell is preparing a refresh of its popular XPS 12 laptop-tablet convertible, something that WinFuture is saying could be an ASUS Transformer-like device powered by Intel's new Skylake processors.

Dell to refresh their XPS 12 with an ASUS Transformer-like 4K tablet |

The current XPS 12 features a swiveling 12.5-inch display, but the new slate could separate the display and keyboard into a dockable, Transformer-like hybrid. If Dell did this, it would make the XPS 12 a much more versatile device, and could compete directly against the likes of the ASUS Transformer, and Microsoft's Surface line - including the upcoming Surface Pro 4.

We can expect a 12.5-inch 4K display, but there will be a cheaper 1080p model, too. Inside, there should be an Intel Skylake-powered Core M processor, up to 8GB of RAM, a 30 watt-hour battery, and optional LTE. The new XPS 12 will feature two Thunderbolt 3-powered USB Type-C connectors, USB 3.1 connectivity, and stylus support. There should be two keyboard docks, with the thicker one featuring more connectivity in the form of HDMI, and USB ports.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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