Images and specifications of the Dell XPS 12 leaked over the weekend, with a German website showing a thin tablet with hinged stand and attachable keyboard.
Judging by the images alone, the Dell XPS 12 closely resembles Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 2-in1 tablet, right down to the kickstand setup. Most importantly, the Dell 2-in1 comes with its own 4K ultra HD display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels packed into its compact 12 inch screen. Other listed features of the upcoming Dell XPS include Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C ports to enable extremely fast data transfer.
Leaked pictures show a new personal computer that Dell apparently plans to call the XPS 12. According to several reports, the tech giant Microsoft will also release the Surface Pro 4 in October.
The Surface line, launched in June 2014 and May 2015, clicked to the market well, racking up $888 million in sales.
What we don’t know about the Dell XPS 12 (in addition to the price) is the processor that’s powering it, the amount of memory, and other key details. This is especially important because Microsoft recently announced that OEMs will carry the Surface Pro 3, starting with Dell next month. Not a great start for the new custom-built Surface Pro 3, which was even produced with a new ruggedized design for the teams.
While the specifications don’t indicate which chip will power the Dell XPS 12, it will reportedly be available with Dell’s Active Stylus.
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