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Dell and Windows 8

Dell recommends Windows.

New Dell products with Windows 8

 

XPS Duo 12 convertible UltrabookXPS 12 Ultrabook™
Break the boundary between work and play with the new XPS™ 12 Ultrabook™. This convertible Ultrabook™ elegantly transforms from an Ultrabook™ to a tablet, so you can work and play on your own terms.
• Windows 8
• Innovative flip-hinge design
• 12.5" Full HD 400-nit display
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XPS One 27 all-in-one
Interact and create on a 27" wide quad Hi-Def touch screen. Optimized for Windows 8, the new XPS™ One 27 all-in-one is ready to amplify your biggest ideas.
• Windows 8
• 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processors
• Touch-enabled 27" WQHD display
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XPS One 27 all-in-one
Inspiron one 23 all-in-oneInspiron One 23 all-in-one
Stay captivated with the new Inspiron™ One 23 all-in-one, featuring a 23" display with optional touch functionality. Get up to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processors and stellar graphics.
• Windows 8
• 23" Full HD display with optional touch functionality
• Optional AMD Radeon™ performance graphics
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XPS 10 tablet
The XPS™ 10 tablet with Windows® RT delivers the apps you need and flexible docking options for productivity on the go.
• Dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor
• Microsoft® Windows® RT
• 10.1" HD touch-enabled display
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 XPS 10 tablet
 Inspiron 15z Ultrabook Inspiron 15z Ultrabook™
Meet the powerful new Inspiron™ 15z Ultrabook™ with 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processing power, 15.6” display, backlit keyboard and built-in DVD drive. (Touch functionality optional)
• Windows 8
• Less than 1" thin
• Brushed-aluminum finish
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Related Products

Dell S2340T 23" multi-touch monitorDell S2340T 23" multi-touch monitor
Get the most out of Windows 8 with this new multi-touch monitor.
• Up to ten-finger touch capability
• Multiposition articulating stand
• Integrated camera, microphone and speakers
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Dell Windows8 touch pad


Dell Windows 8 touch pad
Interact hands-on with your nontouch Dell PC with the new Windows 8 touch pad. 
• Edge-to-edge swiping
• Four-finger touch capability
• Wireless connectivity
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Service and Support

Dell offers the services and support you need to keep your Windows 8 system running like new.

Premium Phone SupportPremium Phone Support
Introducing Dell Premium Phone Support, a new way to get the most from your computer experience. If and when unexpected problems occur, we want you to know that we've got you covered with 24x7 phone support or live chat for hardware and software service. You can count on us for a great experience and rapid support.
Dell Tech ConciergeDell Tech Concierge
Let our industry experts help keep your Windows-based computers up and running, all day, all the time — no matter what brand you use. Dell Tech Concierge service makes worry-free computing simple and easy with phone, chat and cloud-based service designed to protect you from downtime. Let Dell worry about your computer so you don’t have to.
Dell Solution StationDell Solution Station
No matter where you purchased your electronics, Solution Station has the expertise you need to help make sure everything works like it’s supposed to. Need help setting up your new computer, wireless network, printer or external hard drive? With Solution Station you’ll be up and running in a flash.



Go hands-on.

Go hands-on.

Get the most out of Windows 8 with the new Dell S2340T 23" monitor and touch pad, optimized for touch.
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New Features of Windows 8

What are Charms?

Charms are a set of features that are located within the Start screen. To open the Charms menu, you can swipe in from the right edge of the screen. If you are using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, then move the mouse pointer down. If you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad. Charms include Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings

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The Basics – Start, Search, Email, Power Off, Control Panel

How do I search?

You can search while you are in the Start screen by simply typing what you want to find.

You can also use the Search charm to search for apps, settings, and files on your PC. The Search charm can also search within the app you have open or in a different app you select. For example, you can use the Search charm to search for a new app in the Store or for a contact in the People app.

To use the Search charm:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.If you are using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then select Search. Or, if you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad and select Search.
  2. Enter your search term.
  3. To search for an app, setting, or file on your PC, select Apps, Settings, or Files. To search within a particular app, select the app in the list.

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Using Apps

How do I pin an app to Start?

 

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, then select Search. Or, if you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad, then select Search.
  2. Select the app icon you want to pin.
  3. Pull down on the icon (or right click) and a checkmark will appear on the icon.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, the option to Pin this app will appear.
  5. Select Pin to pin this app to Start.

Using Charms

How do I connect to a Wireless Network?

Swipe in from the right edge of your screen to open the Charms bar or, if using a mouse, point to the upper right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer down. If you are using a multi-touch touchpad, place your finger to the right of your touchpad and swipe left onto the touchpad. Select Settings, then Internet Access. Choose the network you would like to connect to.

The Windows Store

Do I need a Microsoft account to use the Windows Store?

Yes, you will need to establish a Microsoft account to purchase or access apps through the Microsoft store. With a Microsoft account, you can see all of the applications you purchased from the Store and you can install any of those apps on up to five PCs.
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