Dell XPS 12 4K Windows tablet leak provides new hardware details

It can be hard to get excited about Windows tablets. There are just so many companies making them, and as a product line they’ve existed for something like twenty years now – you’ve got to come up with something pretty special to wow us these days. About a month back, details first leaked for an upcoming Dell convertible tablet, one with a fully detachable keyboard and 4K-class screen; will the Dell XPS 12 9250 be able to pique our interest? We’re still waiting on an official launch, but today we get a further preview of what to expect, as a bunch of new details come to light.

The Dell XPS 12 should be available with two screen configurations: either a Sharp-made IGZO panel with eye-popping 4K resolution, or a more conservative 1080p component – both measuring 12.5 inches. Look for an Intel Core M Skylake SoC to drive the tablet (armed with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM), which will ship with a variety of solid state storage options, all expandable via SD card.

Dell’s tipped to give XPS 12 a magnesium alloy body, which will house the tablet’s 30-watt-hour battery, while keeping the whole thing down to a weight of 1.7 lbs. Connectivity options should include gigabit WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB type-C, and optional LTE.

It sounds like the tablet’s keyboard will sell separately (not unlike the Google Pixel C), but that also means you get your choice of options: one super-thin model, and one more tricked-out with extra ports.

There’s still no word on a release date nor pricing, but hopefully we’ll have those soon.

Source: (Google Translate)
Via: Windows Central

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