By the end of the year, Dell is planning to roll out a 11 inch convertible laptop powered with Windows 8 OS. The new laptop should be available for purchase by the holiday season this year. The laptop is called Dell XPS 11 ultrabook.
The convertible laptop, Dell XPS 11 will come with a hinged keyboard which will allow you to use it like a tablet PC. The ultrabook was showcased at the Computex computer event which was held on Monday at Taipei.
The 11 inch screen of Dell XPS 11 offers a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The display technology is IPS display which remains bright from any angle you view it. The screen is powered with a very responsive digitizer which even responds to slight pressure exerted from a pen.
The ultrabook weighs 2.5 pounds and it is very slim measuring only half an inch. It comes with a SSD hard drive and a powerful Core i5 CPU along with Intel HD 4400 GPU. Dell’s spokesperson addressed that the laptop was only unveiled at the Computex event but the official launch is yet to take place. Dell has not revealed any details on the pricing and when the device will be available for sale.
The Dell XPS 11 is expected to compete with several other 11 inch sized ultrabooks. However, the company mainly aims to pit the XPS 11 against the Lenovo’s new Yoga 11S which is 11.6inch ultrabook. You can bend the Yoga 11S to use it as a tablet PC or you can make it stand upright as a display monitor. The Yoga 11S is a predecessor model to Yoga 11 which was powered with Windows RT.
The Lenovo Yoga 11S is already available for sale on Lenovo’s website. It is available in two colors, silver gray and orange. The device is powered with Core i3 CPU and comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD hard drive. It is priced at $800. The other version of the Yoga 11S is powered with Core i7 CPU that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD hard drive.
The 11.6inch HD display of the tablet is supports a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and it also supports multi-touch. It has got a 720p high definition camera onboard. The predecessor model which came out with a distinguished flip and multi-mode design had received good reception from the world and now Lenovo wishes to continue the trend.
Lenovo’s Yoga 11S is already available for preorder and the orders are expected to ship to the customers on 23rd June. So, Lenovo has begun half a year early than Dell. Dell XPS 11 is an attractive ultrabook but by the time it rolls out in the market, Lenovo’s Yoga 11S may record a lot of sales. We hope Dell rolls out the new ultrabook at an affordable price.