Dell prices Windows 8 XPS 12 hybrid at $1,199

Microsoft announced today that a number of PC makers have launched pre-orders for their upcoming Windows 8 PCs. One of them was Dell and today the company revealed that several of its upcoming PCs can now be ordered for shipment on the Windows 8 launch date of October 26th.

One of them is the unique looking XPS 12, the notebook-tablet hybrid that has a swiveling screen. Today, the official Dell blog announced that the 12 inch hybrid is now available for pre-order for a starting price of $1,119. Dell also announced that the touch screen-based 27 inch XPS One 27 all-in-one PC is also available for pre-order with a starting price of $1,599.99.

Dell also revealed that its budget-based all-in-one PC, the Inspiron One 23, is available for pre-order starting with a price of $779.99. Dell has already set up its website for people to order these and other Windows 8 PCs. The blog added, "This is just the start and you’ll be hearing a lot more details on additional consumer products as well as our redesigned Latitude and OptiPlex PCs in the coming days and weeks."

One product that is coming from Dell is not available for pre-order yet is the XPS 10 tablet, which is based on Windows RT. Dell has yet to comment on pricing or a release date for the tablet.

Source: Dell blog

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The XPS 10 is Windows RT. The XPS Duo 12 is Windows 8, but its design is ridiculous. It looks like a small collapsable step ladder. They've got nothing.

Edited by BattleDaggit, Oct 13 2012, 4:58am :

Oh my... I think that I just took a trip in the wayback machine to 1998. Remember the Vadem Clio? It had the same basic swivel screen. The design flopped and never caught on. Good job on reinventing the same design over and over.

burritodave said,
Oh my... I think that I just took a trip in the wayback machine to 1998. Remember the Vadem Clio? It had the same basic swivel screen. The design flopped and never caught on. Good job on reinventing the same design over and over.

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Are you really comparing this to a 1998 tablet hybrid with its extremely awkward to use touch interface and that runs Windows CE (that, for most people, is useless)? It's the same as saying that the iPhone is going to fail because other smartphones with touch screens have failed in the past, as if they are somehow the same and that reinventing is a bad thing.

Silver47 said,
Dell and Premium in the same sentence? Did someone just divide by zero?

But they do have premium laptops... the problem is that there are more expensive and not many people want to pay up for the quality...

littleneutrino said,
those are a bit pricey.

I think they forgot to slap the Alien head logo on it. Any tool would buy it then.

Make the screen detachable, swivel or flip as well, and drop the "premium" price tags just for being new and different and they might have something.

Hahaiah said,
Make the screen detachable, swivel or flip as well, and drop the "premium" price tags just for being new and different and they might have something.

Wait, wait, make it transformable in a first-time-ever three different ways--a revolutionary breakthrough in form factor--AND make it dirt cheap?

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to present: the unrealistically greedy consumer.

Joshie said,

Wait, wait, make it transformable in a first-time-ever three different ways--a revolutionary breakthrough in form factor--AND make it dirt cheap?

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to present: the unrealistically greedy consumer.

If they could implement it with Guardian, Fighter, and Battloid modes I would totally buy this.

QuadForce said,
Not interested in the swivel design (especially at this price)

Swivel designs are inherently expensive to build. They will never be the "affordable" form factor. If you *were* interested in the swivel design, this price point wouldn't bother you.

The brand might, though.

Get a Dell xt2 or xt3 and have a good priced tablet/laptop second hand arround 250 dollar to run the windows 8!!
The new windows 8 devices are much overpriced!!

warwagon said,
Sign me up!! .. Just kidding, not fan of tablets. Although I guess a hybrid could be useful. Just seems expensive.
Would hate using a touch screen at work. Would be cleaning it constantly.

ILikeTobacco said,
Would hate using a touch screen at work. Would be cleaning it constantly.

in a work environment a tablet can be so useful it's not even funny, specially if you are doing a presentation.

nickcruz said,

in a work environment a tablet can be so useful it's not even funny, specially if you are doing a presentation.

Ya for presenting stuff. But for doing "Work" not so much.

warwagon said,
Sign me up!! .. Just kidding, not fan of tablets. Although I guess a hybrid could be useful. Just seems expensive.

Well for a tablet with i5 processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD, I wouldn't say it's too bad a price. Obviously it could be cheaper but how many tablets do you see with these kind of specs?