With the release of Windows 8, tablets are now getting more competition and we have seen most of the OEMs announcing tablets running Windows 8 /RT. Dell has also joined the bandwagon with the announcement of new 18 inch tablet running Windows 8. This tablet is similar to the Sony’s Tap 20 tablet (20 inch) and Panasonic’s 20 inch tablet running Windows 8 and announced last year.
The new tablet, XPS 18 All-in-One Portable, has a full HD 18.4” touch display is ideal for navigating and sharing photos, movies and games.
Although it can be used as a tablet, it serves the purpose of an all-in-one desktop. Dell claims that you can use it as a tablet and carry it around with the flip out feet and excellent battery. Dell also claims that it is light enough to carry and use it on lap like a tablet.
Although nothing is mentioned on the specs front, it is powered by the latest Intel Core ULT processors and solid-state drives.
You can also attach an optional keyboard and mouse and use it like the traditional AIO desktop PCs.
There is no mention on the price and availability as of now. More details awaited.
Update: We have got some details on the specifications. It sports Intel Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive along with two USB 3.0 jacks, a 3.5mm headset socket, 720p webcam and an SD card slot. It is priced at $899. Apart from this, the higher end version has Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. There is also a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse included. The device will be available for purchase in April.