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Dell XPS Duo 12

If you techie is eager to give Windows 8 a go, Dell's XPS Duo 12 is one of the most unique form factors out there touting Microsoft's newest OS.

The hybrid PC boasts a half-tablet, half-notebook form factor that lets users pop the screen out of a detachable bezel frame when they want to use the device as a tablet and pop it back in when they want to use it in laptop mode. The XPS Duo 12 is also fully touch-enabled and, according to Dell, has 97 percent more pixels than standard HP displays, making the Windows 8 "Metro UI" pop.

The PC starts at $1,199 and is available on Dell's website.