Dell unveils its new range for Windows 8 powered devices
In the era of smart devices claiming to make life easier, Dell launched its new range of tablets, laptops and all-in-ones to race ahead in the highly-competitive market. Dell unveiled the XPS 12 convertible, Latitude 10 tablet, Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One PC with touch and the S2340T Windows 8 multi-touch monitor yesterday.
All these devices are developed on the touch-screen technology to best support Windows 8. The most eye-catching device was the XPS 12 Convertible laptop-cum-tablet which looked quite powerful and easy to use. Its features include an IPS display which provides viewing angles upto 85° and is available in 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 options. It has a 10-point multi-touch display which turns into a tablet when flipped into the aluminum rim.
Another Dell device which might stir a revolution in the market was the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One. This device is one of the first touch-screen desktops which lets you take a fuller-most advantage of Windows 8 operating system. For the non-geeks out there; it means that this device does not require a separate cabinet for holding your CPU and other hardware, but it is integrated within the monitor itself.
The Dell Latitude 10 tablet looks neat and professional but not competitive enough against other products available in the market in the same range. Other products included the waterproof, shockproof and light-weight 14-inch Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook and the S2340T Windows 8 multi-touch monitor which are quite futuristic.
At the launch, Mr. P. Krishnakumar, Executive Marketing Director, Dell India said, “The combination of new Dell hardware and Windows OS will allow customers to create and consume content in new and exciting ways which makes technology more accessible and intuitive.” He also added, “The new products launched today are all about maximizing the balance between end user preferences, productivity and IT control, backed by robust customer service, aimed at helping users and IT departments navigate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) landscape.”
The availability and pricing of the products is as follows:
- XPS 12 convertible – available today at a starting price of Rs. 90,490/- +taxes
- OptiPlex 9010 All-In-One available from Nov 10th at a starting price of Rs. 49,990/- +taxes
- Latitude 6430u Ultrabook – available mid Nov at a starting price of Rs. Rs 69,990/- +taxes
- Latitude 10 tablet – available Nov end at a starting price of Rs. Rs 42,490/- +taxes
- S2340T multi-touch monitor – available early 2013 – price not announced yet.