The Dell XPS 18 is either an all-in-one desktop computer with a touchscreen display, or an enormous table that you can prop up with a kickstand to use like a desktop. Either way, it’s a computer with an 18.4 inch, 1080p touchscreen display and a 5 hour battery.
It’s now available for pre-order from Dell for $900 and up.
The entry-lvel price gets you a model with an Intel Pentium 2117U processor,Intel HD 4000 graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a Dell wireless keyboard.
There’s also a $1000 model with a Core i3 Ivy Bridge processor and 500GB hard drive, or a $1350 version with a Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 32GB solid state drive paired with a 500GB hard drive.
All three models run Windows 8 64-bit software.
Weighing nearly 5 pounds, this tablet weighs many laptop computers — so I wouldn’t really expect to take it out to the coffee shop to read a book. But it joins a growing number of desktop PCs that you can pick up and carry around the house for use in a different room without turning the device off.