Dell Announces Windows 8 Portfolio

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Dell Windows 8 PortfolioWith Windows 8 right around the corner Dell is ramping up its new line of products, designed to capitalize on the new touch centric operating system. Following the announcements of the XPS 12 convertible, XPS One 27 and One 23, Dell has revealed its PC Windows 8 catalog, announcing that many of the devices are available for purchase today.

The XPS 10 and Latitude 10 are Dell’s new Windows 8 tablets. The XPS 10 is designed with professionals in mind, and will provide productivity and mobility to the worker on the go. Its multi-touch HD display will take advantage of features offered by Windows RT. While the full-sized keyboard dock equipped with touchpad, ports, and stereo speakers and the dual-core ARM architecture will provide professionals with the tools they need to be productive.

The Latitude 10 will offer enhanced compatibility plugging into existing management consoles (a staple for all dell commercial laptops), along with supporting existing Windows applications.  The device will also sport an impressive battery boasting 18 hours of battery life, in addition to a swappable battery. The Latitude 10 will come with an optional dock and stylus for increase productivity.

Dell has also announced two new Ultrabooks, the Latitude 6430u and the Inspiron 15z Ultrabook. The Latitude 6430u will be Dell’s first business oriented Ultrabook. Despite being an Ultrabook, the Latitude 6430u will be quite sturdy having undergone a broader set of the US Military’s STD 810G standard tests than any other notebook in its class. In addition to its stout frame, the notebook will offer a wireless docking base equipped with WiGig technology (allowing devices to communicate wirelessly at multi-gigabit speeds), and it will sport a 10 hour battery life.

The Inspiron 15z Ultrabook will offer an optional touchscreen interface aimed, coinciding nicely with the release of Windows 8.  The Inspiron 15z will be on the heftier side of Ultrabooks weighting in at over 4 lbs., though it measure at less than an inch thick.

In addition Dell has also announced the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, the S2340T multi-touch monitor (Dell’s first multi-touch monitor), and the TP713 wireless touchpad. All of these devices are currently available for purchase, with delivery varying depending on the products.

Pricing and Availability

The XPS One 27 with touch, XPS 13, S2340T, and TP713 are all currently available for purchase and will begin delivery this week. The two XPS devices will be offered starting at $1,600 and $1,000 respectively, while the S2340T will start at $700 and the TP713 will start at $70.

The XPS 12 and 10 Tablets, Latitude 10 Tablet, Latitude 6430u, OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, and Inspiron 15z are also all available for purchase starting today; however delivery will not begin until the “coming days and weeks” according to Dell. The XPS devices will be available starting at $1,200 and $500, while the Latitude devices will be offered starting at $650 and $900 respectively. Additionally the OptiPlex 9010 will be available starting at $1,200 and the Inspiron 15z will be available starting at $750 ($900 with touch).

Furthermore, Dell also announced that all currently shipping Dell PCs and Precision workstations are now available with Windows 8 for preorder via Dell.com.

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