New Dell XPS Windows 8 Line Includes Tablet, Tablet-Laptop Hybrid, All-in-One PC
Dell has unveiled a slew of Windows 8-based devices at the IFA expo in Berlin, Germany. The company’s new products range from an affordable tablet computer to a hybrid tablet-laptop to a 27-inch all-in-one PC.
The most exciting of the three is undoubtedly the XPS Duo 12, a hybrid tablet-notebook PC based on an earlier design, the Inspiron Duo. Like its predecessor, the XPS Duo 12 can be used in two modes: tablet and laptop. Switching between the two is quite easy: to use it as a laptop, simply open the shell in the usual way. However, to go into tablet mode, the user must push the 12-inch screen through its frame, flipping the display before magnets secure it back in place.
Unlike the Inspiron Duo — which was released earlier this year — Dells says that the XPS Duo 12 will be extremely thin and very light. Of course, it will also be running Windows 8 instead of Windows 7.
Given its unique design and lightweight though durable construction, it’s likely the XPS Duo 12 will cost a pretty penny. However, Dell hasn’t officially revealed pricing details at this time.
For those looking for something a little more affordable, Dell has also unveiled the XPS 10 tablet. With an ARM processor under the hood and running on Windows 8 RT, a more mobile version of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, the device will likely sell for closer to $200. However, Dell remains mum on the official price there, too.
Finally, Dell also showed off the XPS One 27, a 27-inch all-in-one PC featuring a touchscreen display. Like the XPS Duo 12 it will run a full version of Windows 8. It’s expected the device will be powered by an Intel processor. Once again, pricing information to come!