Though the Dell XPS 11 may look like an Ultrabook hybrid in the same way that Lenovo’s Yoga series is, to fully appreciate Dell’s premium offering you must understand Dell’s design philosophy behind this sleek, sophisticated tablet. Unlike systems like the Yoga and the recently unveiled HP Pavilion x360, Dell has crafted its XPS 11 a tablet-first Windows system that can do double duty as an Ultrabook, rather than being laptop-first. This idea behind the design of the XPS 11 places this unique hybrid in the same category as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2, a tablet-first convertible 2-in-1 Ultrabook with detachable keyboard design.
At a glance, the XPS 11 [...]
The Dell XPS 11 is a Windows 2-in-1 Ultrabook that arrived on the market in late 2013 as a competitor to the Yoga 11 with multiple modes of use and a flat keyboard to help with the tactile feel of holding a notebook that folds into a tablet.
Dell invited Gotta Be Mobile to their meeting room at CES to try out the Ultrabook with an 11-inch screen and an Intel Core i3 processor. This 2-in-1 Ultrabook is available for $999 with coupons at Dell.com, and goes up to $1,449 with a Core i5 4th generation Intel processor and a 256GB SSD.
Like the rest of the XPS line, the Dell XPS 11 is slim and light [...]
The Dell XPS 11, Dell’s first hybrid laptop and tablet designed to take on devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2, is now available for users to order from the company’s website.
Dell finally announced the availability of the XPS 11 this past Thursday. Not much has changed from the versions that Dell showed GottaBeMobile back in October. The XPS 11 bridges the gap between laptop and tablet by allowing users to fold back its 11.6-inch display. This way buyers can use the XPS 11 as tablet. Unlike many of the other Windows-based convertibles that use this technique, users don’t’ have to worry about damaging protruding keys when the XPS 11 is in tablet mode. That’s because the [...]
When Microsoft’s partners began shipping devices with the Windows 8 operating system, hardware choices came down to two different configurations. The first widely available configuration was laptops with touch screens. Windows OEMs literally placed touchscreens inside of devices they’d already had on store shelves and then loaded Windows 8 on them. There were also a few tablets with Windows 8 preinstalled. Unfortunately users had to rely on add-on keyboards or keyboard attachments that only added to the device’s cost and bulk.
Now, more than a year after Windows 8’s release, there are a ton of new convertibles that meet the requirements of Windows users searching for a [...]
When Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system debuted this past year, many industry insiders expected that the company’s own branded Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets would act as the catalysts that the company needed to jumpstart is tablet market share. Of course, that never happened. While the Surface Pro went on to dominate the new convertibles segment of the Windows market, the Surface RT has mostly floundered thanks to its lack of app compatibility and lackluster processor.
Shockingly enough, with Dell’s announcement of the Venue 8 Pro, the XPS 11 Pro and the Dell XPS 11 may finally be that spark.Multiple Form Factors
Microsoft might have spent the first year of [...]
We met with Dell executives recently in San Francisco, California where the company demoed the new XPS 11 convertible Ultrabook for us, which comes with Intel’s latest power-sipping, performance-packing Haswell processor. The device could either be used in laptop mode for those who prefer a keyboard experience for typing or in the new tablet mode where the screen rotates a full 360 degrees around the hinge.
The design of the XPS 11 is very similar to what rival Lenovo has been doing with Yoga series of convertible Ultrabook, however in this case Dell opted to use a thin membrane-like key similar to Microsoft’s Touch Keyboard for the Surface tablets [...]