Dell adds business-class desktop, ultrabook and tablet to Windows 8 lineup

Dell adds business-class desktop, ultrabook and tablet to Windows 8 lineup

Summary: Dell's OptiPlex 9010, Latitude 6430u and Latitude 10 aim to keep IT managers happy while providing users with productive platforms for Windows 8.


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  • OptiPlex 9010 AIO (touchscreen version)
    The standard (non-touchscreen) OptiPlex 9010 AIO is already available, running Windows 7 Professional and starting at £779 (ex. VAT). Today we got a first look at a Windows 8 model with an optional edge-to-edge multipoint touchscreen and an articulating stand.

    The OptiPlex 9010 AIO can be specified with a range of third- and second-generation Intel Core processors, all supporting vPro with Dell's custom extensions for remote BIOS updates and remote hard drive wipe. Up to 16GB of DDR3 1,600MHz RAM is supported, with storage options including a 1TB 7,200rpm hard drive, a 500GB hybrid HD/SSD drive, a 128GB SSD and a 320GB Opal/FIPS-certified self-encrypting drive.

  • The OptiPlex 9010's articulated stand lets you position the 23in. display for an optimal touchscreen experience.

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  • Latitude 6430u
    Dell's 14in. Latitude 6430u is no ordinary ultrabook. For a start, this 1.7kg third-generation Core (i3/5/7) system is built to MIL-STD 810G levels of ruggedness — the first ultrabook with this distinction, to our knowledge. Also, the battery is replaceable rather than being sealed in as is the case with most ultrabooks (and, of course, Apple's MacBook Air). With the 6-cell battery, Dell claims 10 hours of mains-free life for the Latitude 6430u.

Topics: Dell, Reviews, Tablets, PCs, Windows


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  • Latitude 6430u ultrabook

    Sounds nice but from what I understand it does not have a touch screen and the resolution could be better.
    I am hoping that Samsung will add multi touch to it's series 9 that already has a HD screen.
    • 6430u resolution

      Yes, the resolution is 1366 x 768, and it's not a touchscreen
      Charles McLellan
  • Looks like same old hardware.

    These computers look like the same old hardware with windows 8 stuck on them. I don't see the improvement.