Dell debuted this week a new XPS 11 convertible in stores and also an ultrabook, the XPS 13 model. You get to choose between an 11.6 inch ultrabook that weighs 2.5 pounds and a 13 inch 3 pound laptop basically. These devices have quite a bit in common, like the Intel Core i3 Haswell CPU, but you can also purchase higher specced units, with up to Core i7 CPUs.


We’re focusing on Dell XPS 11 here, since it’s closer to the segment we like to talk about, tablets. This model packs a 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display that can be pushed back 360 degrees, getting behind the keyboard. This mechanism reminds me of the Lenovo Yoga slate.

The convertible has a water resistant keyboard and flush keys. The Dell XPS 11 measures 0.6 inches in thickness, features 4 GB of RAM, Intel HD graphics and up to an Intel Core i5 processor, plus up to 256 GB of SSD storage. There’s an Oxide TFT display on board with 160 degree view angles and up to 400 nits of brightness.