However, fresh Dell XPS 12 4K details have now leaked that divulges more specs, and from what we can make out, this looks to us to be aimed at the Surface Pro 4 once released. That’s unless Microsoft decides to pull a 4K rabbit out of the hat for its heavily rumored Surface Pro 4.
The tablet itself will slot in to a solid keyboard, unlike the Surface, which uses a soft keyboard/smart cover hybrid. Two keyboard options will be available: one designed for mobility with its thinner and lighter body and a second one that’s heftier due to an extra USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port. The chip powering the show will be the Intel Core M, and consumers will have an option when it comes to the hard drive and RAM. There’s a slick, 1.3 mm-thin keyboard that should cater to the general user seeking the versatility of a hybrid solution.
As uncovered by German website WinFuture (via The Verge), the Dell XPS 12 could be a serious Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (or more likely 4) rival. The screen is made by Sharp and therefore flaunts its IGZO display tech. And at 12.5 inches, it is said to be the first display of that size to sport a 4K Ultra HD resolution.
Dell is set to refresh its XPS 13 Ultrabook according to the rumour mill, and while the incoming new model might look pretty similar to the old version, there are a lot of changes under the hood.
The other specifications outline the XPS 12 as a high-end system. I wouldn’t be surprised if United States pricing is much lower: an entry-level Dell XPS 13 with a Broadwell processor sells for about $799.
Additionally, reports suggest it will come with an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP lens on the front, a nippy Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C combo port, 30-watt-hour battery, Dell Active Pen compatibility and an SD card reader. No word yet on when this device will be announced, though there are hints it could happen already later this month, considering the product page seems to already be up.