Windows 8 is all set to be released in about two weeks, so, naturally, Microsoft’s hardware partners are scrambling to announce their new systems that will be running the operating system on launch. Just the other day, Sony revealed its very own Windows 8 lineup while Lenovo did the same thing earlier in the week.
Dell has decided to follow suit with its announcement of three new systems. One of these devices is the XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook, which combines laptop and tablet features as well as a hinged design that allows you to flip the device from laptop state to tablet/slate state.
The device comes with a 12.5″ full HD display and an estimated retail price of $1,199.99 for the base configuration. The base configuration comes with an Intel Core i5-3317U Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state drive. Other configurations include the $1,399.99 version with a Core i7-3517U CPU and 8GB of RAM, a $1,499.99 version with double the RAM and SSD capacity and a $1,699.99 version with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
In addition to that, Dell announced a pair of all-in-one PCs that have been augmented with touch capabilities for Windows 8. The XPS One 27 comes with a 27″ screen with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, an Intel Core i5-3330s Ivy Bridge processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, DVD burner and built-in WiFi. This device will run you $1,599.99.
There is also the Inspiron One 23, which offers a 23″ display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and an Intel Pentium G645 processor. This device also comes with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive as well as a DVD burner and built-in WiFi. This one, however, will only cost you $799.99. All of these new models will begin shipping as soon as Windows 8 becomes available to the public on October 26.
Source: ZDNet – Dell unveils Windows 8 lineup, including XPS 12 Convertible Touch Ultrabook laptop/tablet