Dell Windows 8 tablet, hybrid details leak
Dell's tablet plans for 2012 have slipped out, revealing a chunky Windows 8 slate and a tablet-laptop hybrid also set to run with Microsoft's tile-centric OS.
A leaked company product slide shows the upcoming Dell Latitude 10 to be a dual-core tablet with a 10.1in, 1366 x 768 pixel display, Neowin reports.
The Windows 8 fondleslab packs 2GB of Ram - 800MHz DDR 2, apparently - and up to 128GB of SSD storage all put to use by a two-core 'Cedar Trail' Intel Atom chip.
It also boasts a berth of security features, including a fingerprint reader, and offers something most other fondleslabs lack: a removable battery.
Users can then pick which juice pack they'd like, with the choice of a two-cell battery estimated to last 6-8 hours, or a four-cell power pack which should run for 10-12 hours.
It does look a little on the bulky side, measuring more than a centimetre in thickness, but with all that, as well as 8Mp rear-facing and 2Mp front-facing cameras, the Latitude 10 could give consumers something to think about when it hits shelves, most likely in November 2012.
Back at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dell confirmed its Windows 8 tablet aspirations.
While this fatty fondleslab could be the first, a second slide shows a tablet-laptop crossover model, similar to the Dell Inspiron Duo.
The Dell XPS 12 features a 12.5in display in a 8-20mm thick body that weighs just 1.4kg.
Given the XPS branded name, it could be brought to market as an Ultrabook and as such will come with an Ivy Bridge processor and SSD. ®
So they've created
an expensive, fat ASUS Transformer clone, with worse battery life, the disadvantages of WinRT without the ARM CPU that it's targeted at (and not enough oomph to run full fat Win8) and a crap screen. What on earth are they thinking?
So LG can make a 5in phone screen that can do true HD, yet Dell can only manage 1366x768 on a 10in screen?
Anything over 8in should be cabable of true HD these days. It should be top priority for all in the industry to be getting all screens 8in and over up to a decent resolution at an acceptable price.
Here, let's review the tablets they were beating the drum for over two years ago. Where are they now? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/gadget/3210030/the-10-most-talked-about-tablet-pcs-at-ces-2010/?pn=1
Part tablet, part laptop, part tea-trolley. Where are the castors though?
We already know you can cram a regular PC into thick, heavy slate. It's been happening for years and is precisely the form factor that totally failed to take off.
I want to see proper W8 tablets competing against iPad and Android.