Dell has today announced at IFA 2012 its new line of Windows 8 and Windows RT products, including a Windows RT tablet, a Windows 8 mobile device (more on that in a minute), and a Windows 8 based All-in-One desktop.
The first product we’ll look at is the company’s Windows RT device, the Dell XPS 10 – a ten inch device running Microsoft’s Windows 8 based ARM platform complete with – shocker – a 10″ screen, a Snapdragon processor, and a built in Micro USB port. The company is also boasting that the tablet will get a whopping 20-hours of life on a single battery charge, something that I’d personally have to see to believe. The Dell XPS 10 will also support an optional keyboard dock (sold separately, of course), which turns it into something reminiscent of a first-generation netbook.
Next up we’ve got the Dell XPS One 27, a 27″ All-in-One computer packed with a 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 (upgradable to a 3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7), up to 16GB of RAM, the choice of either integrated graphics or an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M, up to 2TB of hard drive space, a multi-touch qHD display, and Windows 8 (presumably the “Core” edition). It’s nice, but fairly unexciting.
Finally, and most interestingly, we come to the XPS Duo 12, a Windows 8 based ultrabook/tablet hybrid, similar in nature to the Dell Inspiron Duo. It comes with a 12″ 1080p display, Windows 8 (not the ARM-based Windows RT), and the choice between a Core i5 and a Core i7. Specs are tight right now, but color me fairly impressed with the design – unlike the chunky Dell Inspiron Duo, the XPS Duo 12 seems to be rather thin and light looking. My only question is whether or not consumers will get any pleasure out of using something that’s too small to be an actual ultrabook and too large to be a truly portable tablet.
There’s one thing for certain – now is certainly an exciting time for mobile computing, with the new iPhone, 7″ iPad, Windows Phone 8 devices, Windows RT devices, and Windows 8 devices all making their way to the market in the coming months.
So let us know – will you be picking up one of these new generation mobile devices, or will you be sticking with what you have? Sound off in the comments!
Source: The Verge