On August 30, at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Dell unveiled three new models in its XPS series, all with 10-point touchscreen connectivity.
The three devices, all designed for Windows 8, range from the handheld 10 inch tablet XPS 10, to the convertible tablet / Ultrabook XPS Duo 12 and the AIO (All-in-One) PC, the XPS One 27.
This 10-inch tablet is built to support WindowsRT (essentially a different version of Windows 8 designed for mobile/ tablet devices) and comes in at about 10mm thick. Dell was deliberately vague on device specs but reports suggest that as Dell's chipset partner is Qualcomm, some version of Snapdragon is likely to be found inside the device. However one spec that Dell is playing up is the XPS-10's battery life -- an alleged 20 hours.
XPS Duo 12
The XPS Duo 12 is billed as "two devices in one" due to its ability to change from a laptop to a tablet thanks to the device's flip 12.5 inch touch screen which either serves as a tablet surface or as a conventional laptop screen. Other than the fact that processor options are available up to Core i7 and the keyboard is backlit not much else is known about the device with Dell, once again, keeping the specs close to their chest.
XPS One 27
Technically this is not a new AIO PC but rather an updated version of the XPS One 27 with touchscreen technology and with Windows 8 in mind.
The XPS One 27 features a 27-inch touchscreen Wide Quad HD 2560x1140 resolution, 3.7m pixel display, a choice of Core i5 or i7 processors, Intel 4000 GPU , 16GB of RAM up to 2TB of storage and an optional MSATA flash drive. Connectivity options include both HDMI input and output, with gigabit Ethernet, USB 4.0 and Bluetooth 4.0.
All of the above devices will be out "when Windows 8 is available at the end of October." More details on specs and pricing are expected to follow.