Dell XPS 18
Price: $899 (starting)
Availability: April 16th
The outlook: Dell's XPS 18 is only the most recent desktop/tablet hybrid to come out of hiding. What this system has going for it over competitors from Sony, Lenovo, and Asus is a slim profile and a simple concept. Simply unplug the 18.4-inch XPS 18, and it becomes a sub-5-pound tablet running full-blown Windows 8. It's thinner than the Sony Vaio Tap 20, lighter than the 27-inch Lenovo Horizon, and easier to use than the Asus Transformer AIO that asks you to juggle both Windows 8 and Android. Dell also promises about 5 hours of battery life with the XPS 18. That and its relative portability might even make this system a true mobile desktop.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 1 user reviews
Starting at: $899.99
The good: The Dell XPS 18 combines an all-in-one PC with a lightweight 18-inch tablet, making it a flexible system for at-home entertainment and productivity.
The bad: You're paying a premium for a relatively small screen. Less expensive configurations cut too many corners to be a good deal.
The bottom line: It's the best of the small handful of current tablet/all-in-one hybrids, with a subtle, sophisticated design and good battery life, but this new genre is still in its early days.
March 31, 2013 9:30 PM PDT
Photo by: Rich Brown/CNET
| Caption by: Dan Ackerman, Rich Brown, Scott Stein
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