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After Apple, Dell is also building its own Microsoft Surface clone

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After Apple, Dell is also building its own Microsoft Surface clone

Dell already makes one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and now it seems the company is working up its own rival for Microsoft’s Surface tablet, just like Apple did. Leaked slides show a new PC that Dell apparently plans to call the XPS 12. It’s a tablet that magnetically latches onto a stand-alone keyboard, creating a setup that looks very similar to Microsoft’s. Dell’s keyboard for the XPS12 will feature an illuminated keyboard and what the company promises is a touchpad that “works flawlessly.” That’s always been the weak point of Surface keyboards, so it’ll be interesting to see if Dell can jump out ahead of Microsoft.

The XPS 12 will reportedly tout a color-accurate 4K touchscreen with a super-thin, XPS 13-style bezel. It’ll also have a Thunderbolt 3 connector (great for docking a slew of devices using just one cable) and a sharper 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie cam.

Unfortunately this leak doesn’t offer us any specifics about the XPS 12’s processor, nor the amount of RAM inside. But with both this and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 around the corner, it’s shaping up to be a pretty great fall for Windows 10. The leaked documents point to an October launch for Dell’s XPS 12.

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