Dell announces tablet-like laptop


Laptop manufacturer Dell Inc. is planning to launch a 11.6-inch Windows 8 laptop which can also be used as a tablet. The new device by Dell is known as the XPS 11 and will come with a hinged keyboard, which will allow users to fold it back.


Kirk Schell, vice president at Dell, said that the new device has a high-definition screen and will be displayed on June 4, 2013, at the official opening of Computex, which is Asia’s largest computing trade show. For the time being, Dell is trying its best to make its market presence better by providing latest gadgets and services.

The company is now trying to reinvent itself from a personal-computer maker to a technology-services provider. Dell will be holding a shareholder vote on July 18, 2013 on a $24.4 billion buyout bid by founder Michael Dell, along with private-equity company Silver Lake Partners who are aiming to privatize the company.

Schell informed that Dell will continue to concentrate on making mobile devices with Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, but it is also looking at other operating systems as well. Dell is one of the top five personal-computer makers that does not make devices on Google’s Android OS.