We knew Dell was working on tablets running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. Now we know what one of the first of those tablets could look like.
Neowin has published a leaked image showing a new product called the Dell Latitude 10. It’s a tablet with a 10 inch display, an Intel Atom processor, and Windows 8 software.
As with any leaked document there’s a chance that the specs could change before the product is actually released… or that the whole thing is a fake. But the details all look plausible.
Basically what we’re looking at is a tablet with a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a dual core Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, 2GB of memory and hard drive and solid state disk options. The tablet will be available with 2 cell or 4 cell batteries (30Whr and 60Whr) and a 2MP front-facing camera and 8MP rear camera.
The tablet will measure 10.8″ x 7″ x 0.4″ and weigh about 1.6 pounds.
Since this tablet would have an x86 processor it should be able to run legacy Windows apps as well as new software optimized for the Windows 8 Metro style user interface for tablets and other touchscreen devices.
It also meets the minimum requirements for all of the new Metro style features including the ability to run two Metro apps side-by-side on the same screen.
Neowin reports that the battery will be removable, with the 30Whr battery offering up to 8 hours of run time and the 60Whr battery topping out at around 12 hours.
It’s worth noting that Dell typically uses the Latitude brand for its business computers, suggesting this may be a tablet designed for enterprise customers. That would certainly help explain the removable battery — something that may be more important to business customers than to many consumers.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we eventually see another Dell tablet positioned as part of the consumer-focused Inspiron family.