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Here’s a first look at some of the top PC, laptop and tablet products that are lining up behind Windows 8
With PC sales stalling, Microsoft and its partners in the PC industry are betting the farm on the launch of Windows 8. And the stakes are even higher than that – Windows 8 is also designed to run on tablets and other mobile devices, giving Microsoft its first real chance to challenge the dominance of the Apple iPad. So here’s a first look at some of the top PC, laptop and tablet products that are lining up behind Windows 8.
Dell XPS 12 Convertible
Dell is particularly targeting business users with its first batch of Windows 8 products, emphasizing the fact that Windows 8 will allow you to run Microsoft Office and edit the same documents on all your digital devices, including desktop PCs, laptops and tablets. It’s kicking off with a hybrid device called the XPS 12 Convertible, which starts off looking like a slimline Ultrabook laptop with a 12.5-inch screen, but then allows you to fold the screen flat and convert it into a tablet. Prices start at a fairly hefty £999, but the XPS 12 Convertible does have the latest Ivy Bridge version of the Intel i5 processor, running at 1.7GHz, so it should be pretty powerful.