Dell XPS 12 To Challenge Microsoft Surface Pro

By Anna Amad | Nov 18, 2015 04:35 AM EST

A lot of giant tech companies like Microsoft, Asus, Acer and now Dell are trying to make their own stand in the congested market today of base and high-end devices. In October Microsoft announced the hybrid  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with an exclusive interactive tool Surface Pro stylus. And just recently Dell announced the XPS 12, its own version of hybrid laptop, in the market to challenge the Microsoft's latest hybrid laptop offerings.

The Dell XPS 12 is a 2 in 1 hybrid that has two major pieces. The first piece is the 11.46-inch touch screen display, which has a full HD resolution 1920 x  1080 and the second variant sports a 4K Ultra HD display resolution. It is notable that this screen size is smaller than its Microsoft counterpart, which offers a 13-inch LED screen with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 resolution. The XPS 12 runs with the latest Windows 10 operating system and offers a 128 GB storage for the base model and 256 GB for the high-end model of internal solid state drive memory, same as the Surface Pro. The Dell device also boasts the keyboard technology that is coupled with wide glass precision track pad.

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Unlike the Surface Pro, most of the hardware components of the XPS 12 reside on the tablet part of the device. One of the edges of the PS 12 is not actually connected mechanically to the keyboard. The tablet is connected to the keyboard by magnets. The device also used the new Intel's Core M technology as its processor  partnered with an 8 GB of RAM, which actually is as decent as the Microsoft Surface Pro devices and is more than capable of handling heavy applications.

Although Microsoft Pro 4 is apparently one of the leading hybrid laptops in the market today, there is no doubt that The Dell XPS 12 won't give the company a run for its money. Dell is considered by a lot of reviewers as a decent challenger for a Microsoft Surface Pro line of devices.

The base model of XPS 12 retails at the price of $999 and the high-end model at $1,299.

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