Last month, I let y’all know that I had a stack of cool gadgets to review this season. And while I wanted to chat about the NEW Dell XPS 12 weeks ago, I really wanted to give myself a chance to get to know the ultrabook. After all, I take my product reviews seriously – well, as seriously as someone who’s currently blogging from her dining table in a fuzzy pink robe – and I wanted to ensure I had adequate time to familiarize myself with the machine.
But, to be completely honest, there’s one major reason I’ve been dragging my feet. You see, I’m so IN LOVE with my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, that I simply had to fall out of love in order to give the XPS 12 a fair shot. Both Dell Ultrabooks, both super sleek with impressive features, both incredibly portable for moms on the go.
However, the XPS 12 does have a unique, distinctive advantage: it’s a 2-in-1 Ultrabook and Tablet.
XPS 12 is the only high-performance Ultrabook to feature the elegant flip-hinge design. Whether you’re browsing your favourite blogs in tablet mode, or answering emails and preparing presentations in Ultrabook mode, the XPS 12 is built around your life. “The unique flip-hinge design couples an elegant transition with premium materials and craftsmanship. The hinge is tested to 20,000 cycles. That is equivalent to doing 10 flips per day, 7 days a week for 5.5 years.” – Dell
And when you factor in its innovative design, durable style and resilient display, there’s only one way to describe the XPS 12: The Epitome of Cool.
Look out for the following features of the Dell XPS 12:
Beautifully Tough. Constructed with precision cut aluminium and carbon fibre, the XPS 12 maximizes strength and minimizes weight with premium materials. The carbon fibre body is as strong as aluminium, but lighter and cooler to the touch.
A Brilliant View. XPS 12 includes a 12.5″ Full HD (1080p) screen that provides up to 2X more pixels than standard HD displays so you’ll see finer details, lines and edges. And, a 170-degree viewing angle means that your display looks clear and crisp from almost any seat.
Fast Start. Get started quickly with whatever your day brings. Boot up in seconds with an all flash solid-state drive and Intel Rapid Start Technology.
Impressive Battery Performance. XPS 12 is designed to save you time and keep going longer – delivering up to 9 hours 32 minutes of battery life. (My favourite feature, naturally.)
I’m slowly falling in love with this Ultrabook, especially from a family travel perspective; the boys can enjoy all their favourite apps and videos in tablet mode, and I can pop open the laptop to get my work done after they’re down for the night. The XPS 12 is an authentic mutitasker!
I’ll be back next month with more thoughts and findings. In the meantime, visit Dell.ca to learn more about the XPS 12 2-in-1 Ultrabook and Tablet.