Dell Debuts XPS 10 Tablet and Two Other Touch Friendly XPS Devices

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News Posted: Thu, Aug 30 2012 10:35 AM
The upcoming release of Windows 8 to the general public has OEMs getting all touchy feely with their product releases, and that includes Dell, which just unveiled three new touch-friendly XPS devices. Spreading the love to different form factors, Dell unveiled a new tablet (XPS 10), convertible Ultrabook (XPS Duo 12), and updated all-in-one machine (XPS One 27).

"The XPS 10, XPS Duo 12 and XPS One 27 represent the culmination of a deep understanding of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ movement and insights gained from both our consumer and business customers," said Sam Burd, global vice president, PC product group at Dell. "The new set of products Dell unveiled today represents a milestone in our design and approach to user experience. Our vision for our XPS line of computers is not just about the device or technology, it’s about achieving the perfect balance of amazing design, end user productivity and IT enablement."

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Details are fairly light, as none of these products have officially launched or other otherwise available for purchase, but Dell did provide some quick and dirty details. The XPS 10, for example, is built around an ARM processor and runs Windows RT. Similar to the Surface, it will have a mobile keyboard dock and "long battery life," Dell says.

Dell XPS Duo 12

For users who need something a bit more powerful and flexible, the XPS Duo switch hits as both a tablet and an Ultrabook. It has a flip hinge touchscreen display, Full HD resolution, a machined aluminum and carbon fiber finish, and Corning Gorilla Glass.

Dell XPS One 27

Finally, the XPS One 27 is Dell's touchtastic AIO with "nearly twice the pixel density of any other 27-inch AIO," the company claims. It has a Quad HD display, premium speakers, and Waves MaxxAudio 4 audio technology.

All three products will ship at the end of October will Windows 8 is made available.
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realneil replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 12:19 PM

These will be expensive,.....

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pwrntspd replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 4:28 PM

Agreed realneil. Not sure im going to be buying into this fad.

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It is indeed going to be expensive. And id rather get a pahblet than a tablet. Gets best of both world. Dell makes one of the best high end monitors so that 27" sure has some good pixels. But id rather get a gaming desktop

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JDiaz replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 1:23 AM

It remains to be seen whether it will be a fad. The market trend for the last decade has steadily been pushing us towards convergence and it's not like the older designs couldn't be improved upon.

Usually hardware follows the software... Like people once thought the mouse was not a good idea but then GUI came into common usage and slowly changed people's minds and how systems were designed evolved. Even the keyboard has evolved over time.

Things like media keys were not part of the original keyboard concept for example. Along with specialized keys like the Windows Key, came about because of the changes in software.

So there's a good chance we're at a point that the hardware will evolve again.

While also keep in mind that while touch alone may be limited but it's interchangeable with motion control and similar input methods like touchpads. The idea isn't so much as forcing a different usage as allowing a greater range of usage that can change as our needs change.

Mind that eventually they all want to make software a greater part of our every day lives. All of which will require significant changes in how both software and hardware are designed. Along with how we use them!

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