Many customers have responded since we started offering pre-orders for first new machines based on the upcoming Windows 8 OS. Today, we’re taking orders for an expanded set of products—including two new tablet options from Dell: the XPS 10 and the Latitude 10. Beyond the two tablets, we’re also taking orders for the Latitude 6430u notebook, the new Inspiron 15z with touch and the touch-enabled version of Dell’s OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One desktop. Customers in the United States can order all these products today. System purchasing options will vary by region, and will be available in countries outside the US soon.

Windows 8 is an operating system that reimagines traditional PCs by bridging the gap between traditional desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones, and by making touch one of the primary ways to interact with devices. Dell worked with Microsoft to bring the touch experience to life on a range of Dell products. Regardless of which touch-enabled Dell products our customers choose, they can expect a stellar and responsive touch experience.

Here are some details on each of the new products we’re taking orders for:

XPS 10 Windows RT Tablet:
 Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet
We unveiled the Windows RT-based XPS 10 tablet in late August during IFA in Berlin. We designed the 10.1-inch device for mobile professionals who want the flexibility of using it at home or in the office. The XPS 10 is designed for Windows RT so that means it can take advantage of the new applications built for Windows 8 that can be downloaded from the Windows Store. The XPS 10 also includes Office Home & Student 2013 RT so users can create or edit Office docs on the go.

The ARM-based tablet offers a 1366x768 display that features wide viewing angles, so it looks great even from the side. The edge-to-edge display is also reinforced with Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass. The XPS 10 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor for up to 1.5GHz dual CPU performance. You can order it with either 32GB or 64GB configurations, and it also features an expandable micro-SDXC reader. The XPS 10 also features a 2-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear one, dual stereo speakers and dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 so you’ll be able to stream Netflix as easy as you’ll be able to have HD video conference calls.

The optional mobile keyboard dock features a near full-sized keyboard with a touchpad, connectivity ports and stereo speakers. The dock also includes an extra battery for extended battery life. Pricing for theXPS 10 starts at $499, including Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT.

Latitude 10 Windows 8 Tablet:

Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Tablet
The Latitude 10 is our Windows 8 tablet that’s built to fit into existing IT environments, offering robust security and manageability features that IT admins are used to having on typical client machines they deploy inside the network. That means the Latitude 10 easily plugs into existing management consoles, and also offers optional support for robust security features like Dell Data Protection and Encryption. This tablet also supports an active stylus for customers in business environments that need it. The Latitude 10 also supports a swappable battery. With the optional productivity dock, the Latitude 10 offers up to 18 hours of battery life. The dock also makes it easy to connect your tablet to an external display via HDMI, and offers Ethernet connectivity and three USB ports so you can be productive at work. An Optional fingerprint and smart card reader for two-factor authentication will be coming in early 2013.

See this video for more details: