Dell is hoping to counter the decline of traditional PC sales with three new Windows 8 devices aimed at the corporate customer. The ailing hardware giant has unveiled the Latitude 10 a 10-inch screen tablet, the Latitude 6430u a notebook that weighs less than four pounds and the OptiPlex 9010, an all-in-one desktop featuring touchscreen technology.
The Latitude 10 includes options for a longer-lasting battery and a dock featuring additional ports for connecting to printers, screens and other equipment. The 6430u Ultrabook features a 14-inch screen, replaceable battery and optional wireless docking system for use in an office. The all-in-one OptiPlex 9010 desktop machine has options to incorporate touch interface for Windows 8 with a multi-point touchscreen and can be placed on a desk or mounted on a wall.
Neil Hand, a Dell vice president of product marketing didn’t give away any pricing details as he demonstrated the new devices in San Francisco on Wednesday evening but they are expected to hit shelves shortly after the Windows 8 launch on October 26th.“We’re already sampling to customers – we will ship this year,” said Hand.