Dell has jumped feet feet first into the Windows 8 era of computing with a redesigned portfolio of business and consumer PCs.
Built to best optimise Windows 8, Dell has delivered designs that make touch computing available to more customers than ever before.
Dell's line up includes the Latitude 10 tablet, OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch, Inspiron 15z , Inspiron One 23 All-in-One with touch, XPS 12 convertible, and XPS One 27 All-in-One with touch. The Latitude 6430u Ultrabook will be available from November 9.
The 10-inch Latitude 10 table offers multi-media features, Microsoft Lync enablement, accessory compatibility, and full compatibility with current Windows applications.
For industries such as healthcare and government, the new tablet will feature an optional fingerprint and smart card reader for two-factor authentication; available in early 2013. The Latitude 10 has up to 18 hours of battery life and an optional productivity dock and active stylus. Ideal for work and great for home, the Latitude 10 will be available for purchase to all customers.
The XPS 12 is two devices in one: a fully-featured, full-powered laptop that easily becomes a fully-featured touch-powered tablet. The flip hinge touchscreen display easily transitions between laptop and tablet mode with a simple flip.
When in tablet mode, the display completely covers the keyboard, protecting it from dirt and spills. The Full HD display provides 90 per cent more pixels than a standard HD display.
The Latitude 6430u, Dell’s first business Ultrabook, is a highly manageable notebook in addition to being highly durable, having undergone a broader set of United States’ Military’s MIL-STD 810G standard tests than any other system in its class.
The Latitude 6430u offers a wireless docking based on WiGig technology, which allows devices to communicate wirelessly at multi-gigabit speeds for data, video, and audio. It has 10 hours of battery life on a single battery charge.
The 23-inch OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One offers options for a multipoint touchscreen, fixed or rotating camera and an articulating stand and is optimised for Microsoft Lync to enhance the user’s work experience with Windows 8.
The XPS One 27 All-in-One is designed for creative enthusiasts with a high resolution display and performance graphics for multimedia creation and entertainment. The design features a 27-inch Wide Quad HD Display, which has 78 per cent more pixels than a Full HD display, and an articulating stand that tilts the display to a 60-degree angle, providing additional options when using the touchscreen interface.
Dell is also updating its popular systems in time for the holiday season. The award-winning XPS 13 has been updated with a new specification, including the Ivy Bridge chipset. As a result, the new XPS 13 is up to two times faster than the previous generation XPS 13. The Inspiron One 23 All-in-One PC, is now available with a touchscreen option.
Dell is also unveiling the Inspiron 15z. The Ultrabook has an optional touchscreen interface, and measures less than 1-inch thick.
The company is not only designing tablets and PCs for Windows 8, it also is updating its line of computing peripherals. It is making available a 23-inch S2340T multi-touch monitor and TP713 wireless touchpad designed specially to extend the Windows 8 "experience".
Availability and Pricing
The following systems are available now:
- XPS One 27 with touch – starting at $1899
- XPS13 – starting at $1299
- S2340T multi-touch monitor – starting at $699
- Inspiron One 23 AIO with touch – starting at $1199
The following products can be bought now but delivery will be later.
- XPS 12 – starting at $1499
- Latitude 10 tablet – starting at $930 (including 12 months Next-Business-Day onsite warranty)
- Latitude 6430u – starting at $2599 (including 12 months Next-Business-Day onsite warranty)
- OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch – starting at $1499
- Inspiron 15z – starting at $799
The following products are available for is for purchase and delivery in the coming weeks.
- TP713 wireless touchpad – starting at $69
- Inspiron 15z (touch) – starting at $999