Dell XPS 18 is a desktop PC that you can actually carry around. It weighs about 2.2kg, it has a 18.4-inch touch display, and a 5 hour 69Whr battery.
This Windows 8 All-in-One desktop computer is also a tablet that you can take away and move around the house. It features glossy 1080p Full HD 18.4-inch touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution all safely protected by Gorilla Glass. Even though this is a full fetched Windows 8 tablet, and it is amazingly thin (17.7mm) and relatively light (4.87lb), XPS 18 is not considered a tablet. So we won’t judge it as a tablet, but think of it as a very versatile desktop computer.
Having a large portable display is probably very useful. Think of all the fun games you can play with your family and friends, or presenting a project to a client.
At a starting price of $900, you’ll get an dual-core Intel Pentium ULV chip (upgradable to Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 and various other options). GPU on all models is Intel HD4000. Basic model comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Storage options start with traditional hard drive variety all the way up to 512GB of mSATA SSD.
Ports included are 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone, 8 in 1 Flash card reader. Dell XPS 18 AiO also has Intel Wireless Display, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Dell XPS 18 is highly customizable with slew of processors and other options. With each option chosen you’d get a keyboard, the dock (below), that also recharges the battery, and a wireless mouse. The dock is optional and costs extra $49.
There are plenty of vents at the back keeping the Intel processors cool. It is however, a very quiet device. Dell XPS 18 AiO desktop should be available on April 16th.
Asus also launched their own 18-inch Asus Transformer AiO desktop PC starting at $1300.
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