Dell is known as a traditional laptop market and it had less than satisfactory results in the tablet market. Dell’s upcoming tablet will be known as XPS 12 and it will compete directly against Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The Dell XPS 12 will offer 4K ultra HD resolution and other interesting features.
Sharp’s IGZO panel technology will also provide excellent clarity on the 352ppi display. Sources in Germany indicated that there will be a cheaper variant of the XPS 12 with 1920 x 1080 Full HD display. The tablet will be equipped with Intel’s latest hardware platform, specifically Core M Skylake. It will also have M2 Sata SSD with multiple storage capabilities.
The XPS 12 has two USB Type X ports with Thunderbolt 3 technology and a SD card reader for file swapping and simple expansion. Wireless options include Bluetooth 4.1 and dual band WiFi. For users who want more improved connectivity, they could choose the more expensive 4G LTE version.
Tablets are not intended to work as professional-grade camera, but there is a decent 8Mp camera on the back and 5Mp camera on the front. The Dell Active pen will improve usability and productivity. The XPS 12 has a good build quality with magnesium alloy housing and the whole system will weigh less than 800 grams.