Hands-on with Dell's business-focused Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1

As part of its CES 2016 lineup, Dell showed off the new Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1. Well, almost a 3-in-1, really, since you can dock it to something much bigger and also use it like a desktop PC. In any case, it's a pretty hot new Windows 10 business-focused device and we've had chance to check it out first hand out in Las Vegas.

It's not cheap, starting at $1,049, but there's a fair amount of hardware packed in for that. Besides the 12.5-inch 4K display poking you in the eye you also get digital pen support, USB-C, a pretty sleek chiclet keyboard, Intel Core m processor, microSD card slot, LTE support and something that's built to take the rigours of all that business life.

It's similar on some fronts to the already announced XPS 12 but with a different target audience. Either way it's a nice piece of hardware once again from Dell. Check out a quick video tour above and be sure to visit our dedicated CES 2016 page for the full run down on everything from the year's first big tech extravaganza.

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  • After CES 2016 I am confused where to lay my hand now . So many choices...
  • There really was a lot of great stuff.
  • How do those small bezels feel? is it hard to hold the device?
  • What's remarkable this year, is how many good looking and often unique devices were available. Sexy devices, once only the realm of Apple is now avaiable on Windows, and with a much more boutique feel and range. (And often cheaper!) Windows 10 makes OSX look dated. USB C, an open standard (rather than Apples proprietary connector) is great for slim devices. Great time for Microsoft, and excellent choices for us as a consumer. I just also (looking at the NuAns article from Japan) you can use Continuum with WIDI! I never knew. Good times.
  • Was that connected to the display behind through Miracast?
  • Another core M device.... is core M even worth it? I edit photos and sometimes videos using Adobe Lightroom and Premiere Pro but I don't want a heavy laptop, I want it portable. Currently only the Surface Pro 4 fits the description of a powerful enough laptop but a very light one. NONE of the competition came out with... actual competition. Unfortunately SP4 isn't available here locally.... ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes close as a competition but it's almost 3lbs and I'm not even sure if the OLED version will come out here. NO manufacturer ever replicated the thin tablet but with core i guts. They always use core M. I don't think core M will be enough for Adobe products. Ugh this is frustrating...
  • Either get Core M and fanless/slim or you get what you did with the SP3. A ton of fan noise.
  • :( Well I don't think the SP4 is that noisy.... Both the SP3 and SP4 aren't available here locally. I really hoped other manufacturers would copy that design. A thin Core i convertible/2-in-1... I guess I might just go with the X1 Yoga.