New line-up of Win8 devices from Dell
By Digital News Asia October 22, 2012
- Dell touch-enabled XPS PCs running Windows 8 now available for pre-order
- Currently available to customers in select countries, available worldwide in coming days
TECH giant Dell has announced business and consumer PCs built for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, and has made available for pre-order three new PCs in its upcoming fall portfolio: the XPS 12, XPS One 27 and Inspiron One 23.
The systems are currently available to customers in select countries and will be available worldwide in the coming days. Further, Dell is offering Windows 8 as an option on its current XPS, Inspiron, Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision brands.
“Dell and Microsoft have strived to make technology more accessible and intuitive for more than two decades and the introduction of new Dell PCs and Windows 8 software is another important milestone in this journey,” said Chue Chee Wei, managing director, Consumer and Commercial Business, Singapore and Malaysia, Dell.
By combining both the design desired by consumers and the security and manageability features required by businesses, the systems build on the XPS brand’s growing reputation as the best product for users and IT departments to navigate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) landscape, Dell claimed.
The XPS 12 (pic) is two devices in one: a fully-featured, full-powered laptop that easily becomes a fully-featured touch-powered tablet. The unique 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 vibrant Full HD display provides 90% more pixels than a standard HD display.
The XPS One 27 All-in-One is designed for creative enthusiasts with a super high resolution display and performance graphics for multimedia creation and entertainment. It features a 27-inch Wide Quad HD Display, which has 78% 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 holidays. The 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, Dell claimed. The Inspiron One 23 All-in-One PC is now available with a touchscreen option.
Availability and pricing:
The following products are available for pre-order at the following starting prices:
- XPS 12 convertible – starting at RM3,899
- XPS One 27 with touch – starting at RM4,899
- Inspiron One 23 AIO with touch – starting at RM3,549
- XPS 13 – starting at RM3,249
Additionally, all currently shipping Dell PCs and workstations are now available with Windows 8 for pre-order on http://www.dell.com.my/