CES 2013: Dell Brings Touchscreens and Windows 8 on Low-Cost Inspiron R

The company is betting high on Microsoft’s new Windows 8

Dell has just announced at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas that its low-cost Inspiron R product family would make the move to Windows 8 and, in order to make the most of the new OS, to touchscreens.

A report by Engadget reveals that the three available models, the 14-inch, the 15-inch and the 17-inch units will be redesigned from the ground-up in order to feature a thinner body and 10-point touch displays.

While the most affordable versions will feature Celeron chips, the top-of-the-range models can be equipped with an i3, i5 or i7 processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. An Intel Wireless Display and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT640M or a 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8730M graphic card will also be available.

The smaller models will have a resolution of 1,366 x 768 px, while the 17-inch version will come with 1,600 x 900 px. Pricing will go as high as $650 (€495) for the touchscreen-equipped models.

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