Dell introduces Latitude ST Windows tablet for enterprise
The Dell Latitude ST is a 10 inch Windows tablet aimed at the business, education and health care markets. The tablet first broke cover this weekend, thanks to a video posted on Dell’s Malaysian website, but today Dell formally introduced the Latitude ST to the world.
Dell hasn’t unveiled all the specs in the US yet, but an Italian website has published a spec sheet. I suspect that configurations will vary by region, but since this is an enterprise device, Dell will probably offer clients the ability to order custom configurations… for a price.
The tablet will reportedly be available with a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 single core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel LED display with Gorilla Glass.
It will use a solid state disk with up to 128GB of storage available. The Latitude ST will have a 4 cell, 30Whr battery, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as optional 3G and GPS capabilities.
The Dell Latitude ST will be available with Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate. There’s also an optional docking station which allows you to position the tablet for use as a laptop.
The tablet measures 10.6″ x 7.3″ x 0.6″ and weighs about 1.8 pounds. That makes it a little heavier than the original Apple iPad or most Android tablets — but the difference is that you can use the Latitude ST to run Windows apps or link into a corporate network based on Windows technology.
There’s still no word on how much the tablet will cost, when it will be available, or if Dell will sell the Latitude ST directly to consumers as well as to larger business customers.