Dell has been working to blur the lines between tablets, laptops and traditional PCs for a while now, but no hybrid has managed to incorporate all three experiences in one as the newly unveiled XPS 18.
This is an all-in-one PC as much as it’s a tab and, unlike most other “crossbreeds” out there, it seems to have all it needs to catch on. It’s not overly bulky, weighing in at 4.85 pounds, it’s very, very elegant, fairly snappy for both office and on the go use and it’s not even awfully expensive.
True, carrying the monster around won’t be easy and you might see some raised eyebrows in the subway if you decide to whip it out your… gigantic backpack and use it as a tablet. But, you know, if Dell made it smaller, it couldn’t have been a very nice AiO, so some compromises had to be made.
Due out in April for $900 and up, the XPS 18 will come rocking an 18.4-inch Full HD panel, Windows 8, your choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 ULV processors, solid state drives and/or HDDs, as well as up to 8 GB of RAM. You will get both a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse included in the basic package, while a $50 dock will be optional. Now tell me that doesn’t sound intriguing!