At SXSW earlier this week, Dell introduced the XPS 18, a “desktop” computer that’s really more of a convertible desktop/tablet hybrid. It’s an 18” full Windows 8 tablet with a stand and a keyboard, so you can work on your work and then detach the screen to work on your not-work.
People who are fans of Linux aren’t always the same people who are looking for the straightforwardness and simplicity of a netbook. But Dell’s going to give it a college try, announcing a line of Ubuntu powered ultrabooks.
Laptops keep getting smaller and smaller, but how portable is a 20 inch laptop? Bucking the trend of tech getting smaller and smaller, the M2010 was a nice in between solution for someone who wants the portability of a laptop with the large screen presence of a normal PC. Well… it is portable, but just barely. CNET takes it on a trip through the London Underground and almost dies of exhaustion.
With this year and next being all about tablets and more tablets galore, Dell’s probably got the wackiest tablet device on the table— the Dell Inspirion Duo is a laptop whose screen swivels out of its frame to become a tablet. Funky.
To be clear, the screen doesn’t pop out, it just swivels around and then lays down, so that it’s still using the laptop’s processor and hd and all that. It just turns into a touchscreen device instead of a keyboard input device. No word on when this will be released or the price.