Dell Is Ready With Full Arsenal Of Windows 8 PCs
Dell has readied an entire line up of Windows 8 PCs just ahead of the official Windows 8 launch with devices for both enterprise and regular users. Dell has focused on being as compatible with Windows 8 as possible and also to bring touch computing to as many people as possible.
The line up contains the likes of — Inspiron One 23 All-in-One with touch, Latitude 10 tablet, XPS 12 convertible, XPS One 27 All-in-One with touch, Inspiron 15z, with touch and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One. The Latitude 6430u Ultrabook is also coming on November 2.
The Latitude 10 tablet comes with great multimedia features, support for Microsoft Lync and a fully support of all Windows applications thanks to its x86 architecture. There’s also an option for a smart card reader and a fingerprint reader on these tablets for greater security required in healthcare and enterprise. It boasts of up to 10 hours of battery life and optional accessories like dock and stylus.
The Latitude 6430u is the first Dell Ultrabook for the enterprise and it has the distinction of passing the military MIL-STD 810G standards test that has not been passed by any of its peers. It highlights the notebooks durability, manageability and overall performance. It also has a wireless docking for accessing WiGig networks that allows users to transfer data at gigabits per second speed. It will give you 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The OptiPlex 9010 All-In-One measures in at 23 inches and comes with multipoint touchscreen, option for fixed or rotating camera and also an articulating stand along with support for Microsoft’s Lync feature for easy exchange of work with Windows 8. The XPS One 27 on the other hand is a 27inch all-in-one device that comes with high resolution display and high performance graphics for better multimedia. It is has been designed to be favorable for media content creators and also for those who demand high quality media playback. It has a Quad HD display that gives you 78% more pixels than Full HD resolution and the articulating stand gives you the option to use it as a touch surface.
There are also upgrades to existing popular systems to get them ready right in time for the holiday season. The famous and award winning XPS 13 has been redesigned with Intel’s Ivy Bridge chipset to make it twice as fast as the last generation XPS 13. Then there’s the Inspiron One 23 AIO that now features a touchscreen option for using it with Windows 8. Dell has also announced the Inspiron 15z Ultrabook with a touchscreen option for greater Windows 8 compatibility and is now less than 1inch thick.
The preparations for Windows 8 are not stopping at the PCs themselves though. Dell is also busy updating its peripherals for the big Windows 8 general availability on Friday. There’s the 23inch S2340T monitor that comes with multi-touch options and the TP713 wireless touchpad for extending the Windows 8 experience for users everywhere.
Dell has made the following devices available right 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
And then there are those that are on pre-sale right now: –
• 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
And finally, here are the ones that are on presales right now and will be delivered over the coming weeks: –
• TP713 wireless touchpad — starting at $69
• Inspiron 15z (touch) — starting at $999
Looks like Dell has basically gone all out on their Windows 8 line up but unlike other manufacturers, they have played it safe and standardized except for the crazy flipping XPS 12 convertible (picture above). Not much hardware innovation or experimental form factors here.