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Windows 8: The complete new PC launch list

Every major new laptop, desktop, tablet, hybrid, and convertible launching with Windows 8 or RT.

Dozen of new PCs are launching alongside Windows 8. Some are inventive new designs with sliding keyboards and removable screens, others are simple retreads of existing products, occasionally augmented by a new touch screen.

Here you’ll find links to all the major new Windows 8 hardware being released this holiday season, sorted by brand. Many of these systems are available to preorder now, and most will ship when Windows 8 launches on October 26.

We’ve seen, tested, or reviewed many of these systems already, and will continue to add links to hands-on content and reviews, so check back regularly.

Acer

A big part of Acer’s Windows 8 plan is to rebrand the company as a purveyor of high-end laptops. Hence, the expensive, but very attractive, S7 ultrabook.

  • Aspire S7 ultrabook, 11-inch (touch-screen laptop)
  • Aspire S7 ultrabook, 13-inch (touch-screen laptop) In-depth Editors’ Take
  • Iconia W700 Windows Tablet (hybrid tablet/laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Iconia W510 (hybrid tablet/laptop) In-depth Editors’ Take
  • Aspire V5 (laptop)
  • Aspire M5 (laptop)
  • Aspire 5600U (all-in-one desktop)
  • Aspire 7600U (all-in-one desktop)

Dell

Dell has resurrected one of its most unique designs in the convertible XPS 12, formerly known as the Duo 12. It’s also one of the biggest PC makers trying out a Win RT device.

  • XPS 12 (convertible laptop) Hands-on preview
  • XPS 10 Tablet (Windows RT Hybrid)
  • Latitude 10 tablet (hybrid tablet/laptop)
  • Latitude 6430u ultrabook (laptop)
  • XPS One 27 (all-in-one desktop)
  • Inspiron One 23 (all-in-one desktop)

HP

HP plays it mostly safe with a collection of updated products and slightly expanded product lines, including a detachable-screen hybrid and a touch-screen laptop.

  • Envy Spectre Touchsmart XT (touch-screen laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Envy Touchsmart X2 (hybrid tablet/laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Envy m4 (laptop)
  • Pavilion Sleekbook 14 (laptop)
  • Pavilion Sleekbook 15 (laptop)
  • Spectre One (all-in-one desktop)
  • Envy Touchsmart 23 (all-in-one desktop)
  • Envy Touchsmart 20 (all-in-one desktop)
  • Pavilion 20 (all-in-one desktop)

Lenovo

Lenovo is going all-in on convertible laptops, offering several variations, along with a hybrid and even an RT system.

  • IdeaPad Lynx (hybrid tablet/laptop) Hands-on preview
  • IdeaPad Yoga 11 (Win RT) (convertible laptop) Hands-on preview
  • IdeaPad Yoga 13 (convertible laptop) Hands-on preview
  • ThinkPad Twist (convertible laptop) Hands-on preview
  • ThinkPad Tablet 2 (hybrid tablet/laptop) Hands-on preview

Samsung

Samsung adds Windows 8 and touch to some of its high-design laptops, but so far doesn’t have a break-out unique product.

  • Series 7 Slate PC (hybrid tablet/laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Series 5 (laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Ativ Tab (Win RT) (tablet)
  • Ativ Smart PC (hybrid tablet/laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Ativ Smart PC Pro (hybrid tablet/laptop)
  • Series 7 (27-inch) (all-in-one desktop)
  • Series 7 (23-inch) (all-in-one desktop)
  • Series 5 (21.5-inch) (all-in-one desktop)

Sony

Surprisingly adventurous, Sony grabbed our attention with its 20-inch tablet/all-in-one and a cool-looking slider PC.

  • Vaio Tab 20 (all-in-one desktop/tablet) Full review
  • Vaio Duo 11 (convertible laptop) Full review
  • Vaio T13 (touch-screen laptop) In-depth Editors’ Take
  • Vaio E17 (laptop) In-depth Editors’ Take

Toshiba

Toshiba plays it a bit too safe as well in most of these Windows 8 laptops, but it also has a take on the slider PC, which may be the most practical way to combine a laptop and tablet.

  • Satellite S955 (laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Satellite P845t (touch screen laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Satellite U945 (laptop) Hands-on preview
  • Satellite U925t (convertible laptop) Hands-on preview

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