One device that does it all – the new Dell XPS 12 from DCC

Get the power of a notebook and the multimedia convenience of a tablet all in one sleek, stylish package with the new Dell XPS 12

January 18, 2013

Get the power of a notebook and the multimedia convenience of a tablet all in one sleek, stylish package with the new Dell XPS 12 from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). The Dell XPS 12 is a powerful ultrabook which features an innovative flip hinge design, allowing users to quickly swivel the screen over the keyboard and transform from notebook to a full featured touch screen tablet.

“Tablet sales have skyrocketed over the past year as users desire to gain the mobility, convenience and multimedia capabilities these devices offer. However a tablet is not powerful enough for everyday office use, so those on the go need to purchase two separate devices. The Dell XPS 12 negates the need to buy and carry two different machines, and users don’t even have to choose which one to take with them. You get the best of both worlds in one beautifully designed device,” says Nitesh Devanand, Dell Consumer Product Specialist at DCC.

Powerful processing delivers ultimate performance through 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, capable of handling even the most demanding tasks. A Solid State Drive (SSD) combined with Intel’s Rapid Start Technology ensures that the XPS 12 wakes within seconds, ready for action almost immediately after opening the lid. Along with ultra-low power consumption in standby mode, means that users are always up and running on the go for improved productivity.

A 12” full HD touch enabled screen delivers brilliant visuals with exceptional clarity and a wide 170° viewing angle, perfect for viewing photographs and video. Windows 8 and capacitive touch combine for a true touch optimised experience, and the Windows UI offering effortless navigation and content sharing with the initiative familiarity of a touch interface.

The XPS 12 has been designed not only with good looks and functionality in mind, but with a durable nature as well. The flip hinge has been tested to 20 000 cycles to ensure longevity. A machined aluminium frame provides rigidity around the HD screen, and the base is surrounded by a ring of precision-cut anodised aluminium to match the aesthetics of the panel frame. The back of the screen and the base are encased in composite carbon to provide strength without adding to weight, and edge-to-edge hardened Corning Gorilla Glass ensures that the display is rugged enough for everyday use.

“The Dell XPS 12 is powerful enough to be used as your primary device, both at home and in the office, and features a TPM chip as standard for added security on the corporate network. Optional configuration services allow for the device to be delivered with a corporate image, making the transition from home to work a seamless process. This hybrid device is ideal for home, office and mobile users as well as gadget junkies and anyone who wants the power of an ultrabook with the flexibility of a tablet. A range of accessories and options are also available to enhance the experience,” Devanand adds.

Optional enterprise-friendly features include Trusted Platform Module for BitLocker Data Encryption, ProSupport and configuration services. Accessories available include a USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station, external monitors and touch screen monitors and a variety of audio headphones for superior sound.

The Dell XPS 12 will be available at selected retail outlets from January 2013 for a recommended retail price of R18 500 including VAT.