Dell is getting in early and opening up pre-orders for its Windows 8 machines.
After nearly 10 months of trade shows filled to the rafters with Windows 8 devices, we're finally going to see some of them in the flesh. And. with the Windows 8 launch almost upon us, manufacturers are starting to officially announce their Windows 8 wares. Today, Dell put two new XPS PCs and one Inspiron up for pre-order for folks in the United States and Canada.
The most interesting of the three is definitely the XPS 12 convertible, which folks will likely remember because of the Dell Inspiron Duo. The laptop features a full keyboard and the usual hinged display. Where it differs from other convertibles is that the entire lid doesn't swivel around or fold backwards. Instead, just the screen itself flips, doing so inside the bezel of the laptop. You simply spin the display and close the lid to turn your computer into a tablet. The base model ships with a third generation Intel Core i5-3317U, Intel 4000 HD graphics, 4GB of DDR3, and a 128GB SSD.
Next is the XPS One 27, which is a high performance touch screen all-in-one (AIO) aimed the creative enthusiast. It boasts 27-inch Wide Quad HD Display and an articulating stand that tilts the display to a 60-degree angle. The base model comes with an Intel Core i5 CPU, Intel HD integrated graphics, 6GB of RAM, and 1TB of HDD storage.
Lastly, there's the Inspiron One 23, another all in one. It packs a Pentium G645 CPU, Intel integrated HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB of HDD storage.
The XPS 12 starts at $1,199.99 (both CDN and USD), while the XPS One 27 with touch starts $1599.99 (CDN and USD), and the Inspiron One 23 AIO with touch starts at $799.99 CDN or $779.99 USD. Additionally, Dell is giving the XPS 13 a boost with the addition of Ivy Bridge. It'll start at $999.99 in both the U.S. and Canada. You can pre-order today but you won't get your shiny new computer until after Windows 8 launches at the end of the month.