Dell Intros the XPS 18, an All-in-one Windows 8 Hybrid

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All-in-one devices are all the rage these days, and now Dell is jumping back into the AIO fray with the Dell XPS 18. Sporting an 18.4-inch, 1080p, 10-point touchscreen display, the XPS 18 can serve as both a large tablet and a desktop PC when hooked up with a keyboard and mouse. Per usual with touch-based hyrbids like this, it runs Windows 8.

\"DellDell is touting the XPS 18 as portable, but not in the “bring it on the train” sense. Instead, the company urges users to take it with them anywhere around the house, and use it for more easily movable productivity, gaming and media consumption needs.

That portability factor should be helped out by the XPS 18’s relatively light weight of 4.85 pounds. Dell says that makes its hybrid more than 6 pounds lighter than the Sony Tap 20, one of its more prominent AIO competitors. Dell also claims that the XPS 18 will get “nearly double the battery life” than the Tap 20, which should rate it at around five hours.

The XPS 18 will arrive sometime in April, with configurations starting at $899. The low-end model will come with a dual-core Pentium ULV processor and 320 GB of HDD space, but pricier versions can come with either a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor and up to 512 GB of SSD storage. RAM will range between 4 and 8 GB, and graphics will be powered by Intel HD GPUs. A wireless Bluetooth keyboard and mouse will also be included in the package alongside a stand, although additional stands can be had for an extra $50.

Source: Dell



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