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Dell to launch a trio of touchscreen-equipped Windows 8 PCs on October 26th

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:39PM EST

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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. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.