The XPS 11 XPS11-9231CFB 11.6" Multi-Touch Ultrabook Computer from Dell uses a patent-pending hinge design that allows you to fold the screen a full 360°, turning the XPS 11 from a laptop to a tablet in one fluid motion. The XPS 11 measures just 0.6" thin and weighs just 2.5 pounds, thanks to its machined aluminum and carbon fiber body.
The 11.6" UltraSharp QHD display of the XPS 11 features a 2560 x 1440 native resolution, which is 3.5 times the resolution of standard HD. It still maintains the 16:9 aspect ratio so 720p and 1080p HD content scale appropriately. The display also features touch support so you'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8. You can swipe, tap, and resize apps at your preference. The screen also has edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass NBT for reliable scratch resistance.
The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5-4200Y processor. It also has 4GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Dell 2.0 speakers with Waves MaxxAudio 5 technology. The XPS 11 also has a solid-surface touch keyboard with backlit keys.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
- Dual-Core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i5 Performance
- The XPS 11 features a 4th-generation Haswell Intel Core i5-4200Y processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.4 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 1.9 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The Haswell processor uses low voltage to ensure better battery life without sacrificing performance. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask quickly and efficiently
- 11.6" UltraSharp QHD Touchscreen
- The XPS 11 has a 11.6" UltraSharp touchscreen with a 2560 x 1440 native resolution, which is 3.5 times the resolution of standard HD. It still maintains the 16:9 aspect ratio so 720p and 1080p HD content scale appropriately with minimal letterboxing. The display also support the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8. The screen also has edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass NBT for reliable scratch resistance
- 360° Hinge
- The XPS 11 uses a patent-pending hinge design that allows you to fold 360°. The XPS 11 is unique in that in one fluid motion, it converts from tablet to laptop mode. Tablet mode enables you to put the XPS 11 into a 360° rotation so you can flip the keyboard around and lay it flat on your lap so you can check your social media networks, swipe through presentations, or listen to music. Tablet stand mode transitions the XPS 11 to an upright position so you can play games, watch movies, or swipe through your favorite photos. Tent mode allows you to watch a sports game or catch up on the news in a hands-free easel position that's stable enough for full touch integration. Laptop mode is your standard notebook position where you can multitask on the XPS 11 with its backlit keyboard and touchpad
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
- The XPS 11 supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which provides a high-speed connection to your home or office wireless network. The XPS 11 is also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi as well. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 technology for connecting to Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as a wireless mouse
- Solid-Surface Touch Keyboard
- The XPS 11 features a solid-surface touch keyboard that protects the keys in your bag or on your lap, especially when you have the XPS 11 in tablet mode. And when it is time to type, the backlit keyboard makes it easy to see in low-lit situations
- Ultraportable Design
- The XPS is made of machined aluminum and carbon fiber, which allows it to weigh just 2.5 pounds and measure just 0.6" thin
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
- Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
- Windows 8 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it