Dell has started accepting pre-orders for the first ever XPS 11 convertible
and the follow-up to the more conventional 2012 XPS 13 ultrabook. As expected, both powerhouses cost quite a pretty penny for obvious reasons, each starting at $999.99. The entry-level XPS 11 configuration impresses with a stunning 11.6-inch LED screen boasting QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) resolution, however it keeps things fairly modest in the processing speed and storage departments, with a fourth-gen Intel Core i3 Haswell CPU and Lilliputian 80 GB SSD. Only 200 bucks extra solve both conundrums, bumping up the SSD's capacity to 128 GB and swapping the i3 SoC for an i5, whereas $1,399 can buy you an XPS 11 with a more than spacious 256 GB solid state drive. All three options pack the same amount of RAM (4 gigs) and they all weigh in at roughly 2.5 pounds, which is probably not record-breakingly light but darn solid nevertheless as the convertible promises to last for up to 10 hours on a single charge.