Dell announced a new XPS and performance and security enhancements to several models of Windows 8 PCs today at Computex.
The XPS 11 is a new 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook coming later this year to the XPS line-up. It easily goes from tablet to laptop with a 360 degree rotation design. The display on the XPS 11 is a Quad HD with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. It's only 14.9mm thin and starts at 2.5 pounds. It has a backlit solid surface touch keyboard and comes with up to a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD 4400 graphics and an SSD. It also comes with the option of a precision pen.
Dell XPS 12 is a high-performance Ultrabook with a "flip hinge" that takes it from laptop to a fully-featured tablet. The updated XPS 12 is getting a speed boost with a 63% improvement in overall performance over the previous generation making it 1.6 times faster. Dell has also improved battery life over the previous generation by over 2.5 hours, giving the XPS 12 up to 8 hours, 43 minutes of battery life. It also gets location aware capabilities, and Near Field Communications (NFC) for tap-to-share and tap-to-pair capabilities.
The new XPS 27 now offers 4th generation Intel Core processors, a Thunderbolt port, an Adobe RGB Quad HD display, and discrete graphics and SSD options. It also now comes with enterprise features such as TPM.
The XPS 8700 is consumer desktop comes with 4 hard drive bays, and up to 4TB of storage. The new XPS 8700 will come with 4th generation Intel Core processors, support up to 32GB (1600MHz) of memory, and has 6 USB 3.0 ports for connecting devices.
The OptiPlex 9020 and All-in-One is a commercial desktop that comes in 4 different form factors including a compact all-in-one. It comes with a current generation Intel Core i7 processor, choice of hard drive, SSD, or hybrid hard drive and high speed memory options.
Finally the Latitude E6540 is a powerful business laptop that comes with 4th generation Intel Core processors, TPM, high performance graphics, and SSD or hybrid hard drive options. It also has swappable batteries for long periods of work and is built with a rugged design.
The Dell XPS 27 and XPS 8700 are available today via Dell.com in the U.S. and select countries worldwide. The XPS 12, OptiPlex 9020 desktop, and Latitude E6540 will be available in the coming weeks.