Dell’s $500 XPS 10 Windows RT tablet hits the FCC, dissected for your viewing pleasure
Dell’s new Windows RT tablet isn’t expected to ship until December. But the Dell XPS 10 showed up this week at the FCC website, complete with a user manual and photos of the 10 inch tablet’s case and internal components.
The Dell XPS 10 features a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, up to 64GB of storage, front and rear cameras, and WiFi and Bluetooth.
It runs Windows RT software, which is basically Windows 8 for devices with ARM-based processors. That means it won’t run older apps designed for Windows 7 or earlier… or any apps that aren’t available from the official Windows Store.
According to the user manual, the tablet measures 10.8″ x 7″ x 0.36″ and weighs about 1.33 pounds. It also shows the dimensions of the screen itself, which measures 9.2″ x 5.4″ and is 0.09 inches thick.
Dell will also offer an optional keyboard docking station that extends the tablet’s battery life and lets you use the XPS 10 like a laptop.
The user manual confirms that there’s a 27Whr battery, a microSD card slot, microUSB port, mini HDMI port and a docking connector which is also what you use to charge the tablet. Customers will get a micro USB to standard USB converter and mini HDMI to full HDMI cable, so while the XPS 10 has pint-sized ports, you should be able to plug in a wide range of peripherals.
The keyboard dock also has 2 USB 2.0 ports, mini HDMI port, and a battery charging light, among other features.
Dell is taking pre-orders for the XPS 10 for $500 and up.