* Dell Latitude Tablet and XPS 12 convertible easily transition from content creation to consumption now available with Microsoft Windows 8

* XPS Devices bridge the divide between work and play

* New Latitude Tablet and Notebook provide industry’s leading security and manageability


MANILA, Philippines, December 5, 2012 – Dell is ushering in the next era of computing with a redesigned portfolio of business and consumer PCs designed to take advantage of advances in new operating systems.  Built to best optimize Windows 8, Dell has crafted inspired designs that enable new user experiences and make touch computing available to more customers than ever before.  Dell today is making available for purchase the Latitude 10 tablet, Latitude 6430u Notebook and OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch. These new systems join the XPS 12 convertible which was announced earlier.

The new offerings free customers from carrying multiple devices, helping them save time and be more productive. The gorgeous and durable designs offer unparalleled security and manageability, empowering users to keep pace in an always-connected world.

The combination of new Dell hardware and Microsoft software will allow customers to create and consume content in new and exciting ways,” said Christopher Papa, country manager, Dell Philippines. “We’re unveiling a comprehensive refresh of all our consumer and commercial products to take advantage of Windows 8.  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.”

New Dell Tablets: Built for Work & Play

The 10-inch Latitude 10 tablet fits simply and securely into existing IT environments and offers rich multi-media features, accessory compatibility, and full compatibility with current Windows applications. Like all products in Dell’s commercial laptop line, the Latitude 10 plugs easily into existing management consoles, features a swappable battery and touts robust optional security features such as Dell Data Protection | Encryption for encryption from the hard drive to USB port.

For industries such as healthcare and government, the new tablet will feature an optional fingerprint and smart card reader for two-factor authentication; available in early 2013. The Latitude 10 also offers up to 18 hours of battery life and an optional productivity dock and active stylus. Ideal for work and great for home, the Latitude 10 will be available for purchase to all customers.

The XPS 12 is two devices in one: a fully-featured, full-powered laptop that easily becomes a fully-featured touch-powered tablet. The unique flip hinge touchscreen display is elegant and innovative and easily transitions between laptop and tablet mode with a simple flip. When in tablet mode, the display completely covers the keyboard, protecting it from dirt and spills. The vibrant Full HD display provides 90 percent more pixels than a standard HD display for an exceptionally crisp reading and viewing experience.

Making the Enterprise Cool

The Latitude 6430u, Dell’s first business Ultrabook, is the perfect balance between aesthetic and corporate needs with the combination of a thin, highly-mobile form factor with striking design and the security, manageability and durability companies require.  The Latitude 6430u is a highly manageable notebook in addition to being the most durable, having undergone a broader set of United States’ Military’s MIL-STD 810G standard tests than any other system in its class. The Latitude 6430u is the first to offer a wireless docking based on WiGig technology, which allows devices to communicate wirelessly at multi-gigabit speeds for data, video, and audio. With 10 hours of battery life on a single battery charge, the Latitude 6430u delivers all day battery life, crucial for road warriors and on-the-go executives.

The sleek 23-inch OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One empowers productivity while preserving limited desk space. As businesses incorporate touch interfaces into work environments, collaboration and productivity can increase; however, some workers have space limitations. The business-class All-in-One offers options for a multipoint touchscreen, fixed or rotating camera and an articulating stand and is optimized for Microsoft Lync to enhance the user’s work experience with Windows 8.



“Dell continues to address the requirements of consumers who desire innovative blends of style and performance, and IT which needs to support flexible, yet controlled, computing environments,” said Charles King, president and principal analyst, Pund-IT, Inc. “The new Windows 8-based XPS, Latitude and OptiPlex lineups should certainly appeal to consumers and IT alike. Dell’s solutions are designed to support the core security and manageability processes which concern business IT and are key to fulfilling the promise of BYOD.”


Availability and Pricing:

The following products are available today at the following starting prices

* Latitude 10 tablet – starting at US$768

* Latitude 6430u – starting at US$1,508

* OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One touch with camera – starting at PHP48,885

* XPS 12 – starting at PHP65,990


For more information and product images please visit Dell’s virtual press kit.

Additionally, all currently shipping Dell PCs and workstations are now available with Windows 8.


About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Dell, XPS, Latitude and OptiPlex are trademarks of Dell Inc.  Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.


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