Computer manufacturer Dell is all set to release its XPS 12, which is one of the first new Windows 8 convertible devices to hit the market. The device will work as an Ultrabook as well as a tablet. The best features of the new device includes a 12.5-inch screen, suitable power under the hood and several clever design touches.

The device has an Intel Core i5-3427 processor, running at 1.7 GHz and 4 GB of RAM with a 128 GB SSD. The two-in-one device has been priced at $1,199.99 on the Dell website. The convertible is also available in other versions with 8 GB RAM, a core i7 processor and /or a 256 GB SSD hard disk. Moreover, the top-of-the-line model which has all these features is priced at $1,699.99.

The feature which differentiates the device from the other Ultrabooks is its convertibility, which is its ability to work as a tablet and also as a traditional notebook. The device can be converted with a very clever and well executed design. The screen is set in a frame and can be flipped 180 degrees on a hinge to face away from the keyboard as well.

A user will need to decide on whether they would need a convertible device at all before they go in for an XPS. The main reason behind this is that the XPS 12 convertible is a bit heavy at 3.35 lbs and is tough to use when on the move due to its weight.