Ultimately, the determining factor for the Dell XPS 12 can be pegged to its easy conversion to tablet mode. Weighing 3.39 pounds (or 1.54 kg), the ultrabook felt a tad heavy when nestled against the crook of the elbow in tablet mode, though I found it to be manageable.
The touchscreen made surfing the Web a pleasure, allowing me to quickly zoom in and out of a Web page using touch gestures. I also tried doing some simple data entry on Web-based forms using the touchscreen and found it highly usable. As it is, then, companies with their own CRM or ERP applications may want to consider deploying the Dell XPS 12 for their workers.
Quick ultrabook-to-tablet conversions are bound to make the Dell XPS 12 turn heads wherever your employees take it.
There is little doubt in my mind that the Dell XPS 12 is an exceptional ultrabook that is capable of seamlessly switching between the role of a laptop and a tablet. It performs well as an ultrabook and makes for a compelling tablet with its relatively light weight and high-definition screen. Finally, you can expect the classy device to be a head-turner and conversation starter wherever you go.
Depending on configuration options, the Dell XPS 12 ranges from $1,199 to $1,699.
Paul Mah is a freelance writer and blogger who lives in Singapore. Paul has worked a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul also enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones and networking devices. You can reach Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @paulmah.
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