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Dell launches four new tablets -- all on Intel chips

Matt Hamblen | Oct. 3, 2013
No plans for future Windows RT tablet running on ARM

Dell is also calling the Venue 11 Pro tablet a 2-in-1. The device has the power of an ultrabook and a detachable keyboard that can be added for a desktop computer experience. It also has a removable battery, unlike many other tablets on the market.

Dell is selling the XPS 11 Pro for $999.99. Two other laptops that were announced include the XPS 13 for $999.99 and an XPS 15 for $1,499.99. All the new Dell tablets except for the Venue 11 Pro, and the new XPS 15 will be available on Oct. 18 on Dell's website. The Venue 11 Pro, XPS 11 and updated XPS 13 with touchscreen capability will be available in November, Dell said.

The three laptops announced also include Intel's latest fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell.

Dell had trouble with a livestream of the event, which was repeatedly interrupted, and brought some derisive comments from reporters and analysts trying to watch. Dell indicated in a note attached to the livestream Web site that it is now the "largest startup in America" since founder Michael Dell took the company private last month.


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