Dell announced the world’s thinnest and lightest all-in-one touchscreen desktop PC that can also be used as a big Windows 8 tablet. The new XPS 18 offers a huge 18.4-inch Full HD capacitive multi-touch display, which opens up new possibilities in multimedia and casual gaming for families, yet is still easy to use thanks to its surprisingly light weight. In addition to its innovative design, the XPS 18 hits the much sought after sweet spot between mobile entertainment and desktop-level productivity, and dramatically redefines beliefs of what a PC can do.
The XPS 18 boasts a number of competitive and industry firsts that set a new standard for all-in-one (AIO) PCs. Starting at just 4.85 lbs with an optional SSD drive, the XPS 18 is less than half the weight of other currently available portable AIOs and has nearly double the battery life offering up to five hours of run time between charges. The 18.4-inch Full HD touchscreen is over three times the screen size of the Apple iPad (nearly twice the diagonal) and lends itself to new ways of sharing a computer and collaborating on a single device. It is light enough to hand back and forth, but the screen is large and vibrant enough for multiple people to watch videos, share content or enjoy dual-player games on the same screen from a variety of angles. The XPS 18 is based on third-generation Intel Core processors and Windows 8 operating system for no-compromise performance, whether docked or on the go.
The XPS 18 is built on the XPS heritage of uncompromised form, function and thoughtful craftsmanship, and combines the performance characteristics of a primary home PC with the advanced design features of other XPS products. The XPS 18 features an aluminum back finish with soft grip for traction and comfort. It comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse and its flexible design allows it to be used in a variety of ways for the most comfortable viewing angle: on an optional powered stand for ‘walk up’ computing; on any flat surface using the built-in flip-out feet; laid flat for sharing; or held on your lap for reading and browsing.
Built with families and active consumers in mind, the XPS 18 can be easily transported around the house for watching movies in the living room, playing games with the family, viewing recipes in the kitchen or creating professional presentations in the home office.
As a bonus, the Dell Wyse PocketCloud application is pre-installed on the XPS 18, helping users build their own “personal cloud” and remotely manage personal and professional content. By combining PocketCloud with the portability of the XPS 18, mobile workers will be able to enjoy a brilliant multimedia experience with access to all of their apps and content from virtually anywhere.
Availability and Pricing
The Dell XPS 18 will be available April 16, 2013 starting at $899.99 in the United States and in select countries in Europe.