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IFA 2012: Dell demoes Windows RT & Ultrabook tablet hybrid, 27in WQHD All in One PC

Dell has announced three new products at IFA 2012 in Berlin today, all sitting nicely in the XPS range. Unfortunately, only the all in one was available to explore with the two others sealed in Perspex boxes.

The most interesting device of the lot is the XPS 10 is a Windows RT tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard docking station (that also has a large touchpad) and is less than 10mm thick. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, just like the new Samsung ATIV tab and come with a full array of Office productivity apps (Note, Powerpoint, Excel and Word). Other features include a 10 hour battery life plus 10 more thanks to the docking station, a very bright screen, a rear camera, two USB ports, HDMI and a SD card slot.

As for the XPS 12 Duo, it reminds us of the now-retired Dell Inspiron Duo which featured the same flip hinge mechanism that transforms the tablet into a laptop and vice versa within seconds. The Ultrabook has a full HD resolution crammed into a 12.5in screen that is protected by Gorilla Glass. Other features include a machined aluminium and carbon fibre chassis, three USB ports, HDMI and a card reader.

Both of the products mentioned above will be available shortly after Windows 8/RT is released.

As for the XPS One 27, it comes with a massive WQHD resolution spread over a 27in diagonal. That’s a massive 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and according to Dell is more than twice the pixel density of comparable monitors. Inside are an Intel Core i7-3770S processor clocked at 3.1GHz with four cores and 8MB L3 cache, 8GB of RAM, up to 2TB storage, a Blu-ray drive, Wi-Fi, Nvidia GeForce GT 640M with 2GB DDR5 memory, Bluetooth six USB ports, GbE, a webcam, HDMI out, HDMI in, a card reader but alas, no Vesa mounts. It is already available for sale from £1699 direct from Dell.


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