Dell Gives Australian Prices To Every Windows 8 Device It Makes

Ahead of the Windows 8 launch on Friday, Dell has come out with a big fat update for us. Here is how much you can expect to pay for every single Windows 8 device the company makes, including the XPS 12 convertible tablet, the Latitude tablet, and both the Inspiron One 23 AIO and the Inspiron 15z.

XPS Duo 12

The XPS Duo 12 represents Dell's push in the Windows 8 convertible space. This bafflingly-beautiful, backflipping build sports a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, a 12.5-inch touch panel, a whopping 8GB of RAM, integrated graphics and a 256GB SSD. Weighing in at just over 1.5 kilos, the XPS Duo 12 will set you back $1499 in its base configuration.

Latitude 10 Tablet

The Latitude is primarily pitched at business, but like HP's ElitePad, it's probably one consumers will get a kick out of, too.

The base model of the Latitude gets you a 10.1-inch tablet with an 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of SSD storage and full Windows 8. All that will set you back $899, or you can opt for the $1099 model which bundles in Microsoft Office.

Inspiron 15z

This is Dell's Windows 8 ultrabook flagship. Priced at $999, you'll be packing a 1.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 screen, 4GB worth of RAM, a 500GB hard drive with a 32GB caching SSD and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT630M. You can customise that to the nines into a unit that will set you back $1499, if you really want to.

Inspiron One 23 AIO with touch

The Inspiron One 23 AIO is a touch-enabled all-in-one that sports a 3.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB worth of RAM, along with a 1TB hard drive and Windows 8. That one will cost you $1199 of your hard earned.

You can pre-order all of these online right now.



    Microsoft should've pushed the minimum spec for app switching to 1920*1080 for the benefit of everyone. it would truly mean the death of 1366*768.

      For those prices, I'd almost expect it honestly.

    Its just a rip off for Australian consumers again. What the hell with the latitude 10 $899 just a pure joke for the specs ridiculous.

    Couldn't agree more. Apple make very limited devices in comparison, but there's no doubt the iPad3 set a new benchmark for screen quality. Not only in terms of resolution and pixel density, but colour saturation, contrast and viewing angles too. Once you're used to reading on a screen that good, it's really hard looking at low resolution tablets or laptops as a serious "upgrade". I could happily drop down to 1920x1080 if the screen was good enough quality in other areas, but 1366x768 at 10-15" is simply not an option for me.

    Seeing Dell's "premium" Windows8 ultrabook with solid specs, but hampered by a low resolution screen is very frustrating. Microsoft can wank on about ClearType and sub-pixel rendering improving "perceived resolution" of WindowsRT/8 devices all they want, but font-smoothing only goes so far. Windows can't magically improve the pixel density, sharpness and detail of a 768p screen.

    Last edited 24/10/12 3:17 pm

    was thinking Windows tablet may be the tipping point to touch computing, but at those prices I don't reckon it will

    The "SUPER ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY NUMBER 5" is nothing more than a few slight tweaks in hardware performance. These corporations try convince us that their latest greatest hardware schemes must be purchased to stay up with the times.... in reality there's barely any changes to be made in a 3-4 year development cycle.

Join the discussion!