The big, wide world of Windows 8 hardware
13 new Windows machines that aren't Surface RT
By Alex Cocilova | Techworld | Published: 17:44, 25 October 2012
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has been consuming our daily news cycles lately, but there are plenty of other manufacturers fighting for attention as we approach the Windows 8 launch day on 26 October. Luckily, Microsoft's partners (we can still call them that, right?) are all providing some truly unique and intriguing hardware options. They're not getting the attention of Surface RT, but who knows, maybe one of the following 13 machines is really the new Windows device to beat.
Dell XPS Duo 12
With laptop-tablet hybrids on the rise, companies are trying to figure out the most functional and intriguing way to present two devices in a single package. Dell went with a screen that can flip on its horizontal axis to transform from an ultrabook to a tablet. The XPS Duo 12 is made of "premium materials" such as aluminum and carbon fiber to keep the transformation operation smooth and fracture-free.