Many Windows 8 tablets and notebooks from Dell and Asus will be launched with Windows 8 release on October 26
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is to go public on Friday, Oct. 26. With only a few hours remaining for the long-hyped release, Microsoft OEMs are busy announcing their line of products for Windows 8. Two major firms Dell and Asus have just busted out their line of Windows 8 devices that include tablets, laptops, Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs. The firms are competing intensely to roll out attractive hardware for Windows 8.
Asus Windows 8 Products
Apart from its Taichi and Vivo Tab RT, the Taiwan tech maker has announced some more new devices. At its Windows 8-themed press event in New York City on Tuesday, Asus demoed a line of devices. Asus Taichi is an 11.6-inch ultra-portable laptop that has dual displays at both sides of the lid. The Vivo RT is an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core powered 10.1-inch tablet that offers a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and HD video-recording capabilities.
Other Asus devices chiefly include Asus VivoBook series that are S200, S400 and S500 with 11.6-, 14- and 15-inch touch-capacitive screens respectively. The sturdy S200 models come with an Intel Core i3 CPU, while the S400 touts the same or an i5 or i7 processors. The S500 also comes with high power processors and other features.
“Asus also let the S200 get bigger than its britches: though it’s only 11.6-inches, yet it packs speakers intended for a 14- or 15-inch device plus runs a touchpad sized for 14-inch models,” says TechRadar. Asus has started to accept pre-orders for the devices on Tuesday and they will be shipped by the end of October. The base model S200 comes for $499, the medium S400 for $599 and the top-end S500 for $649.
Also, Asus has released an all-in-one Windows 8 PC dubbed the ET2300. It is a 23-inch multi-touch displayed PC that runs on Intel’s i7 chips and integrates “lifelike audio and user ergonomics,” says Asus. Well, what makes the machine unique is its double-hinge capability that makes you switch the machine from a conventional PC display to a “digital canvas” mode that users can fold flat and place parallel to the table.
The Asus all-in-one PC is further equipped with a third-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GT630M (1GB/2GB) or Intel HD 2500.4000 graphics, a pair of Thunderbolt ports, Intel Wireless Display, HDMI input and four USB 3.0 ports. Asus hasn’t, however, released the price and release date of the ET2300. Asus has also added two more additions to its Zenbook Ultrabook series. They are a 14-inch UX42Vs and 15-inch UX52VS and U500VZ. They will come for a price between $600 and $2,000.
Dell Windows 8 Products
The American PC maker has said that a total of 10 Windows 8 devices are on the way; of which, four will be available from now and others will be arriving sometime later, Dell said. The company’s product list also includes varieties like tablets, notebooks, Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs. The initial batch of the Dell products features the XPS One 27 Touch all-in-one PC that starts at $1,599.99 with a 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TBHDD.
“The combination of new Dell hardware and Microsoft software will allow customers to create and consume content in new and exciting ways,” says Sam Burd of Dell. “These stylish new products include clean and intuitive touch experiences, the security and manageability required by IT departments, and features to allow anytime, anywhere access to data and applications,” he adds.
The Dell Windows 8 PCs also include a non-touch XPS 13, which is an ultraportable notebook with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD. Dell’s new S2340T multi-touch monitor, priced at $699 is capable to turn any Windows 8 PC into a touch-capable machine. In recent future, the company will release Latitude 10 tablet, XPS Duo 12 convertible notebook/tablet, XPS 10 Windows RT tablet, Inspiron 15z touchscreen ultrabook and lots more.