Dell (DELL) on Friday revealed three new touch-enabled Windows 8 PCs designed for three different kinds of customers. The first is the XPS 12 Ultrabook/tablet hybrid. Unlike other Ultrabook/tablet hybrids such as Lenovo’s (LNVGY) Yoga, the Dell XPS 12 uses a unique flip hinge design. It comes with a 12-inch display (1920 x 1080 resolution) with a base configuration that has the latest third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and Intel HD 4000 graphics. The Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook convertible starts at $1,199.99 and comes with a “premium carbon fiber display back and base.”

Next up is Dell’s 27-inch All-In-One XPS One 27 desktop. Despite the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and Ultrabooks, people still use desktop PCs. For those users, the XPS One 27 is worth a look. As its name suggests, it comes with a large 27-inch Quad Hi-Def touchscreen display (2560 x 1440 resolution) that can be tilted up to a 60-degree angle. It’ll be available in three SKUs, with the base model featuring a 3.20 GHz third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, Intel Integrated HD graphics and a 64-bit copy of Windows 8. Pricing for the XPS One 27 starts at $1,599.99.

Lastly, the XPS 13 Ultrabook is Dell’s $999.99 thin and light PC that’s perfect for the road warrior. Its machined aluminum and carbon fiber base keeps it weight at just under three pounds, while its 13.3-inch 720p display, third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics and 128GB of SSD allow it to power through any task.

Preorders for all three Dell Windows 8 PCs start on Friday on the company’s website with products scheduled to begin shipping on October 26th.


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.