Here is another Dell Windows 8 convertible coming in Late 2012

 




The slide you see above is for another Dell Windows 8 device. We will be the first to admit that the slide looks like crap but given the source who provided it, we feel reasonably comfortable that we are looking at an authentic slide. 

The form-factor above looks a lot like the Dell Duo that the company is no longer producing. The slide is relatively light on details but it certainly seems plausible that Dell would revive this form factor for Windows 8 as it is a natural fit. We really don't have much to go on at this point as some of the text was cut off but expect to see this device land in late 2012. 

We did some digging on this and asked around and some believe that is actually a slide developed by Foxconn which could explain the terrible rendering we see above. 

We also do not have any information on pricing either, the product appears to still be in early development, even though it is based on an existing form factor, given the information we were provided. 

Couple this with the previous Dell tablet information that we leaked and we can start to see Dell's plans for Windows 8. Having two products, especially the one above, hitting the market with a new OS that is designed for touch and mouse input, the XPS 12 could be a perfect fit. Dell is coming off of a rough quarter and knows that it needs to find a way to differentiate itself from the pack, the question is, will these two product do that for them?

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It's ugly! I still love older Dell machines that had a lot better looks. Still consider my e4300 the best one (maybe under-powered, but yet one of the best looking ones).

The concept of opening the lid like laptops is not going to work for this hybrid touch laptops. They should change it to some sort of sliding or something else

S3P€hR said,
The concept of opening the lid like laptops is not going to work for this hybrid touch laptops. They should change it to some sort of sliding or something else

Sliding sounds clunky and prone to failure. I really dont know what the best convertible design is. Maybe you close the machine like a regular laptop and the top of the lid is the tablet? No, then you have two screens... Like I said I dont know.

I hope Lenovo come out with a Convertible too.
I loved Dell once but I got burned with their XPS desktops so now I am not confident with the brand anymore.
Furthermore I need something that has handwriting capabilities first, if it is also touch enabled even better-

Does anyone actually like the design? What is with that screen in the frame thing? It looks nasty, like a toy from Target.

20mm is really thick. Is this what we can expect from an intel tablet? You wont be taking that out on the bus unless you want to look like a di*k.

derekaw said,
Does anyone actually like the design? What is with that screen in the frame thing? It looks nasty, like a toy from Target.

20mm is really thick. Is this what we can expect from an intel tablet? You wont be taking that out on the bus unless you want to look like a di*k.


For a tablet, yes 2cm is think. But for a laptop, that's not too bad.

greenwizard88 said,

For a tablet, yes 2cm is think. But for a laptop, that's not too bad.

But if you need or want to use it like a tablet then it is horrible.. heavy too.

derekaw said,
Does anyone actually like the design? What is with that screen in the frame thing? It looks nasty, like a toy from Target.

I've always like the Duo design and they had a good price point. For Win8, I think it's a good compromise for people. Some like tablets, but some wants keyboards. Now you can have a little of both.

Wow, this looks fraaaaaagile... I guess now it won't just be the internals on Dell's that break if you look at them wrong...

M_Lyons10 said,
Wow, this looks fraaaaaagile... I guess now it won't just be the internals on Dell's that break if you look at them wrong...

Indeed, my ancient Toshiba M400 swiveling screen is still solid and firm after years and years of use.

M_Lyons10 said,
Wow, this looks fraaaaaagile... I guess now it won't just be the internals on Dell's that break if you look at them wrong...

Indeed, my ancient Toshiba M400 swiveling screen is still solid and firm after years and years of use.

For the right price and specs I'd buy this, I want a laptop/tablet convertible device personally. And maybe a 2nd lower end, cheap, ARM tablet just for video etc.

I wish I could post it without a watermark, but we have had people photoshop our watermark out previously...not even kidding, so we have to do it.

bdsams said,
I wish I could post it without a watermark, but we have had people photoshop our watermark out previously...not even kidding, so we have to do it.

So annoying your readers, even if just a bit, is a good trade-off to make sure people doesn't "steal" (or if they do that it's obvious you were the source) a picture that isnt even yours to begin with? Hmm.

Leonick said,

So annoying your readers, even if just a bit, is a good trade-off to make sure people doesn't "steal" (or if they do that it's obvious you were the source) a picture that isnt even yours to begin with? Hmm.

That's what I was thinking too. To be quite honest, I don't think it's worth the aggravation that they get by putting the watermark on there. Not to mention the fact that Neowin got this image from somewhere, the same place they could have gotten the image from, so I just don't see the legitimacy to then cry that someone stole it from Neowin when it's from somewhere else initially...

M_Lyons10 said,

That's what I was thinking too. To be quite honest, I don't think it's worth the aggravation that they get by putting the watermark on there. Not to mention the fact that Neowin got this image from somewhere, the same place they could have gotten the image from, so I just don't see the legitimacy to then cry that someone stole it from Neowin when it's from somewhere else initially...

This image came from a source, so no one else has this image, unless they can convince another individual to leak the document.

bdsams said,

This image came from a source, so no one else has this image, unless they can convince another individual to leak the document.

It still isn't yours, I assume it's property of dell

bdsams said,
I wish I could post it without a watermark, but we have had people photoshop our watermark out previously...not even kidding, so we have to do it.

Here's the solution to your problem:

http://i.imgur.com/Qtb2m.png

They won't be able to watermark this out.

bdsams said,
I wish I could post it without a watermark, but we have had people photoshop our watermark out previously...not even kidding, so we have to do it.

Ever hear of digital watermark? Or how about not obscuring text? (You realize that replacing the text and removing the watermark is easier than removing a watermark from non-text elements? Oh, wait, if you did, you wouldn't do stupid crap like this.