Dell Overhauls Aresenal of Tablets and PCs in Anticipation of Windows 8

Reiterating that it's ready for the release of Windows 8, which Microsoft will make available to the general public in just three days on October 26, Dell today announced an overhauled portfolio of business and consumer PCs designed to take advantage of the upcoming OS's many new features. Dell will have plenty on tap for the Windows 8 launch, everything from hybrid tablets to flip convertibles and desktops, plus a whole lot more.

"The combination of new Dell hardware and Microsoft software will allow customers to create and consume content in new and exciting ways," said Sam Burd, Vice President and General Manager Personal Computer Product Group. "We’re unveiling a comprehensive refresh of all our consumer and commercial products to take advantage of Windows 8. These stylish new products include clean and intuitive touch experiences, the security and manageability required by IT departments, and features to allow anytime, anywhere access to data and applications."

Dell S2340T monitor
Dell's S2340T multi-touch monitor.

One of those products is the XPS 10, a Windows RT hybrid devices that sports a 10-inch touch display and purports to deliver laptop-like productivity in a tablet form factor. Users can attach an optional keyboard dock that includes a full-size plank, touchpad, ports, stereo speakers, and an extra battery.

Here's a full look at the upcoming systems with pricing info:
  • XPS One 27 with touch -- starting at $1,599.99
  • XPS 13 -- starting at $999.99
  • S2340T multi-touch monitor -- starting at $699.99
  • TP713 wireless touchpad -- starting at $69.99

In addition, you can order the following items today, with delivery in the coming days and weeks:

  • XPS 12 -- starting at $1,199.99
  • XPS 10 tablet -- starting at $499
  • Latitude 10 tablet -- starting at $649
  • Latitude 6430u -- starting at $899
  • OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch -- starting at $1,199
  • Inspiron 15z -- starting at $749.99 ($899.99 with touch)