At IFA this week, Dell showed a new device called the Dell XPS Duo 12.
The new Dell XPS Duo 12 is both a laptop and a tablet — a combination usually referred to as a hybrid or convertible laptop.
Most hybrids detach from their keyboards, while most convertibles swivel their screens around via a single hinge at the base.
This model works a little differently. The screen is hinged in the center of the far left and right sides, allowing it to swivel vertically, encased in a thin outer frame. Flip the screen 180 degrees, and it ends up pointing out from the back of the lid, allowing you to close the shell and leave the screen exposed, but the keyboard and the touch pad covered.
This model has a touch screen built in so using Windows 8 with your fingers should be a breeze.
Internal details are hard to come by at this point but we do know that the XPS Duo is expected by the end of 2012.