Dell has introduced the XPS 18 PC, a 18-inch all-in-one PC that can
double as a supersized tablet.
The $899 XPS 18 runs Windows 8 and weighs 2.2 kilograms. When
detached from a power outlet, the device is powered by a battery
(tablet mode) and provides up to five hours of run time on a single
The device's touchscreen can display images at a high-definition
resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The XPS 18 is priced starting at $899. It can be powered by Intel
Pentium or Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. Other features include a
720p webcam, memory card reader, Wi-Fi, two USB 3.0 ports and
Bluetooth 4.0. It can be configured with a 500GB hard-drive a 512GB
Sony claims that compared to other machines like Sony?s Tap 20, the XPS 18 is over 6 pounds lighter and nearly double the battery life. In terms of hardware, the XPS 18 is built on Intel?s third-generation core processors, and the capacitive touch display means you can take advantage of all the touch capabilities that Windows 8 offers.
Asus last week also introduced the large, 18.4-inch Transformer
AiO, which can run either Android or Windows 8.
- Screen: 18.4" capacitive touch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, Gorilla glass
- Processor options: from Intel Pentium-dual core entry level to Core i7
- RAM: from 4GB
-Storage: from 320GB HDD, with hybrid and SSD only options available
- Ports: two USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone output, power
- OS: Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro options
- Battery life: 5 hours
- Weight: just over 2Kg
- Dimensions: 4.3mm at its thinnest point
- Accessories: Wireless mouse, keyboard and stand included
- Pricing: from $899.99
- Availability: 16th April in the United States and in select countries in Europe