Dell was present at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin last week to display its three new Windows 8 XPS devices: the XPS 10, an ARM-based Windows RT tablet; the XPS Duo 12, an Intel x86 convertible ultrabook; and the XPS One 27, an all-in-one desktop PC.
The Dell XPS 10 is a 10-inch tablet specifically built for an ARM processor and Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system – a version of Microsoft’s Windows 8 designed for the ARM architecture.
While it was on display at the IFA with a mobile dock, Dell is still tightlipped on the device’s other specifications.
However, Qualcomm, a leading manufacturer of ARM-based chips, separately revealed that the Dell XPS 10 will use one of its Snapdragon S4 processors.
The XPS Duo 12 is a 12-inch ultrabook designed for the Intel x86 architecture and has a touchscreen display similar to Dell’s earlier Inspiron Duo models.
This ultrathin, portable notebook allows users to convert it between a standard laptop and a fully functional tablet.
Dell has yet to unveil more details on the XPS Duo 12 other than its 1920×1080 full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Dell claims that it offers exceptionally clear and bright viewing because of its Full HD screen with 97 percent more pixels than standard HD displays.
The XPS One 27 is an all-in-one desktop PC with a 27-inch Wide Quad HD display that features 2560 x1440 pixels resolution.
Dell says it delivers 78 percent more pixels than Full HD displays.
This is actually a Windows 8 version of the Windows 7 model launched in May this year.
Users have the option to configure the XPS One 27, which has an Intel Ivy Bridge Core processor, with an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphics card to boost its performance.
All three systems will be available after the launch of Windows 8 on 26 October.
Dell has yet to disclose pricing details.
“The XPS 10, XPS Duo 12 and XPS One 27 represent the culmination of a deep understanding of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) movement and insights gained from both our consumer and business customers,” said Dell PC Product Group VP Sam Burd.
“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.”
“With the growing trend of BYOD, we’re seeing traditional corporate policies on personal computer and application usage, as well as data security being turned on their head. Customers are looking for alternative computing solutions that help employees be more productive,” said Aongus Hegarty, president, Dell EMEA.
“By enabling flexible working practices and providing companies with the right tools, Dell is delivering this solution through a seamless, secure and manageable end user experience that provides connectivity anywhere, anytime—and access to work and life.”