Folks suffering from Windows 8 fatigue should look away and risk missing a glimpse of the smart new Dell XPS Duo 12 and XPS 10. The latter is a Windows RT tablet, while the former’s a convertible which is a slate when it’s not pretending to be an Ultrabook.
The XPS 10 is very like the horde of other Windows 8 gadgets that have been putting on a show lately. But we’re only talking in terms of form factor here. Barely anything has been given away about the specs – all we know is that it sports a 10-inch touchscreen, works on ARM architecture and is built around Windows RT.
“The XPS 10, XPS Duo 12 and XPS One 27 represent the culmination of a deep understanding of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ movement and insights gained from both our consumer and business customers,” stated Sam Burd, global vice president, PC product group at Dell.
“The new set of products Dell unveiled today represents a milestone in our design and approach to user experience. Our vision for our XPS line of computers is not just about the device or technology, it’s about achieving the perfect balance of amazing design, end user productivity and IT enablement,” added Burd.
Dragging machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass into the picture, the XPS Duo 12 has its display swinging around in a sturdy silver frame. The flip hinge touchscreen renders visuals in 1920 x 1080 full HD and the overall design ensures that users can transform the body to look like a tablet or laptop at will.
As is the case with most of the IFA 2012 exhibits, the Dell XPS 10 and XPS Duo 12 price and release date details are sketchy for now. The company insists that the devices will be up for sale towards the end of October after the Windows 8 launch.