Ahead of the official start of Computex tomorrow, Dell, among other companies, has unveiled its latest device, a convertible notebook known as the XPS 11.
Taking on the Lenovo Yoga in the convertible market, the XPS 11 will feature a hinge design that allows the notebook to be turned into a tablet. The hinges will let users fold the notebook all the way back, allowing the touch screen display to be used as a tablet. The keyboard will be flat and the keys will have no travel but will have some audio feedback so users can be sure they’re actually hitting keys. The low profile keyboard is designed so that it will not get in the way when the device is used in tablet mode. The keyboard will automatically be disabled when the hinge passes 180 degrees.
The system features a 267 dpi extra-high resolution display and an active digitizer for pressure-sensitive pen input, which will allow a stylus to be used, likely when the device is in tablet mode. The chassis is less than 15mm thick and the device weighs less than 2.5 pounds. The design on the XPS 11 is in line with previous Dell devices like the XPS 12 and XPS 13.
The notebook will run Windows 8. Other specs of the device, like the processor and available RAM, haven’t been finalized by Dell. However, the company said it hopes it will have the device on sale by the holidays, although no pricing information is available at the time of this writing.