Dell is announcing a new XPS and performance and security enhancements to several models of Windows 8 PCs today at Computex.
The XPS 11 is a brand new 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook, announced today by Dell, and coming later this year to the XPS line-up. It easily goes from tablet to laptop with a 360 degree rotation design. The display on the XPS 11 is a stunning Quad HD with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. It’s also really thin and light: it’s only 14.9mm thin and starts at 2.5 pounds. It has a backlit solid surface touch keyboard and comes with up to a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD 4400 graphics and an SSD. It also comes with the option of a precision pen – perfect for taking notes with.
For more on the XPS 11, check out Lionel’s blog post on their Direct2Dell blog. The XPS 11 will be available later in 2013.
We’ve talked about this PC a few times – this high-performance Ultrabook has a “flip hinge” that takes it from laptop to a fully-featured tablet. The new XPS 12 is getting a nice speed boost with a 63% improvement in overall performance over the previous generation making it 1.6 times faster. Dell has also improved battery life over the previous generation by over 2.5 hours, giving the XPS 12 up to 8 hours, 43 minutes of battery life. It also gets location aware capabilities, and Near Field Communications (NFC) for tap-to-share and tap-to-pair capabilities.
The new XPS 27 now offers 4th generation Intel Core processors, a Thunderbolt port, an Adobe RGB Quad HD display, and discrete graphics and SSD options. It also now comes with enterprise features such as TPM. I have the current model of the XPS 27 and love this All-in-One. I am officially jealous of the new model.
This is a consumer desktop built for performance and expandability of storage in mind – it comes with 4 hard drive bays, and up to 4TB of storage. The new XPS 8700 will come with 4th generation Intel Core processors, support up to 32GB (1600MHz) of memory, and has 6 USB 3.0 ports for connecting devices.
OptiPlex 9020 and All-in-One:
This is a commercial desktop that comes in 4 different form factors including a compact all-in-one making it versatile for a business environment. It comes with a current generation Intel Core i7 processor, choice of hard drive, SSD, or hybrid hard drive and high speed memory options.
This is a super powerful business laptop from Dell that comes with 4th generation Intel Core processors, TPM, high performance graphics, and SSD or hybrid hard drive options. It also has swappable batteries for long periods of work and is built with a rugged design. Definitely a work-horse PC.
The Dell XPS 27 and XPS 8700 are available today via Dell.com in the U.S. and select countries worldwide. The XPS 12, OptiPlex 9020 desktop, and Latitude E6540 will be available in the coming weeks.
Updated November 7, 2014 7:31 pm