GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2013

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Convertible Tablet-Notebook PC [Dell XPS 12]
Category
Communication devices/equipment for individuals or home
Company
Dell Inc. Experience Design Group (United States of America)
Award Number
13G050531
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2013

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Outline

The new Dell XPS 12 is a dual-function, premium, convertible Ultrabook PC designed to seamlessly change from a laptop to a tablet.

Producer

Dell Inc.

Director

Ed Boyd

Designer

Experience Design Group

More information

http://www.Dell.com

Already on the market
2012/10

Evaluation

There have been many PCs with tablet functionality released onto the market. The release of Windows 8 enabled electrostatic screen input and manufacturers have worked hard to cultivate the merits of tablets. The XPS 12 leaves the bezel on the screen and the screen turns horizontally to lose unnecessary unevenness around the hinge. This made the XPS 12 a PC that beautifully solved the challenge of hiding the keyboard which doesn't need to be touched when used as a tablet. Although there may be challenges left to overcome mechanically, the XPS 12 purposely employs this mechanism to take advantage of the merits of the light and beautiful design, and therefore we can imagine that various users would use this in all sorts of ways. We rated the idea that will inspire PCs and how to use applications in the future.

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