The Dell XPS 10 is an attempt at a hybrid Windows 8 RT computer that is both a tablet and a portable laptop. Although it runs smoothly, thanks to the dual core processor, it doesn’t quite match up to competitors, even other hybrids.
Gloria Sin from Digital Trends comments that the XPS 10 is “Heavy for a mobile device”. Indeed, at 635 g (1.40 lb), its heavier than more functional and lighter Ultrabook alternatives. Another downside is that it only runs Windows 8 RT. This means that it will not work with full-featured desktop software like Photoshop.
On the plus side, the XPS 10 has a nice 10 inch display and “one of the longest battery life test results we've seen” according to PCMag’s Joel Santo Domingo.
With such limited functionality, this model is more tablet than laptop. And, if a Windows RT tablet is all you need, there are plenty of cheaper, tablet only alternatives out there.
The Good: Impressive battery life and a comfortable keyboard dock.
The Bad: Heavier and less functional than some alternatives.