March 14, 2013

Dell Announces XPS 18 Tablet

On Wednesday, Dell revealed the versatile XPS 18 PC, an 18-inch all-in-one PC from Dell, which can also be used a supersized tablet that runs Windows 8, sporting a large touchscreen, similarly to ASUS's Transformer variant. This 5 pound mobile PC starts at $899, which includes a battery and functions as a tablet when detached from an outlet.  It can run up to 5 hours on just one single battery charge and there are also two stands that pop out to provide balance when settling it on a table.

The XPS 18 has a high-definition display that has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. The main function of all-in-ones is to assume the role of desktops while adding tablet-like functionality, giving users a new way to interact with the AiO. The availability of this product was not released. Options of processors for this product vary from Intel Pentium, Core i3, i5 or i7 based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. It also includes a 720p webcam, memory card reader, Wi-Fi, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and Bluetooth 4.0. Storage options include a 500GB HDD or a 512GB SSD. Sadly, it does not include a mouse and keyboard, but it would create a healthy margin of sales for the company.