Today Dell unveiled the XPS 12, its first Windows 8 convertible that will go on sale on October 26 starting at $1199.
The XPS 12 uses a flip hinge design to convert from a 12-inch laptop into a 12-inch tablet. Unlike the dual-hinge on the Yoga 13, the flip hinge on the XPS 12 places the 1080p touchscreen on top of the keyboard, maintaining the same basic laptop form silhouette in the process.
The flip hinge is reminiscent of the Dell Inspiron Duo from last year which wasn’t well received by reviewers. This model ships with Windows 8, however, which is more suited to touchscreens than Windows 7.