The first Dell XPS 12 was released about 3 years ago. Now, there will be a new device thrown into the mix with the upcoming release of the next XPS 12.
When taking an immediate look at its design, one would immediately think, “Is this a Microsoft Surface clone?” Giga was said to have leaked the details of a “reborn” version of their convertible laptop. Dell ditched the old convertible laptop design with a newer, sleeker look in favor of how the Microsoft Surface looks. It now sports a design that is similar to the tablet+keyboard combo. The similarities between both gadgets are so close to each other, even the Dell laptop’s kickstand almost looks the same.
Is the New Dell XPS 12 a Direct Clone of Microsoft’s Surface Pro?
It would seem that the new Dell XPS 12 is calling Microsoft’s Surface as a direct competition with this latest 2-in-1 personal computer. While there are a lot of areas wherein both gadgets do look similar, Dell’s contender is not a direct clone. The next XPS 12 will reportedly have a 4K touchscreen monitor that will have great color accuracy. It will also include an incredibly thin XPS-13-style bezel. There will also be a Thunderbolt 3 connector which will be incredibly useful for docking a flurry of devices with the use of one cable. In addition to all of these, there will be an 8-megapixel camera that will boast sharper images as compared to the older model. However, there is still no mention as to how much will the device cost once it will become available to markets. Since there will be the Thunderbolt 3 connector, and the 4K screen resolution, this will immediately tell people that the device will not be cheap. Still, a main factor for determining the cost will be the embedded processor, to which there is still no information available. Another pricing factor will be the amount of internal storage available, which again, there is still no information on that.
The leak for the new Dell XPS 12 states that it will be available sometime October of this year. Still, the month alone does not give a clear say as to where will the device land first or which shop will be able to sell these. While there is much doubt if there is a Microsoft partnership in mind, the new Dell 2-in-1 device will definitely add more oomph than your average mobile tablet.