Dell is working on a 10 inch Windows tablet, but the company has yet to release detailed specs for the device. Now a web site called Dell Peju Insider has published what it says are leaked documents related to the upcoming device.
I’d take the specs with a grain of salt — especially the screen resolution, but there’s a pixel density arms race going on these days, so it’s certainly possible that Dell could launch a 10 inch tablet with a 1080p display.
The tablet will reportedly have an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, a solid state disk with 64GB or 120GB of storage, and a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display.
Dell Peju Insider reports the device will run Windows 7 Professional at launch but that it will also be compatible with Windows 8 when it’s released (and there may be a beta version available as early as this fall). It will have a 6+ hour battery, WiFi, 3G, and 4G options, front and rear cameras, and support for touch and stylus input.
The whole thing is said to measure 10.8″ x 6.7″ x 0.6″ and weigh 1.9 pounds.
The documents also show a docking station with USB, HDMI, LAN, and audio ports.
The tablet could ship in October. There’s no word on the price… which isn’t surprising since it’s still not even really clear whether these documents are real.
The tablet world will be on edge when Win 8 is released. Will it be a true contender in the OS race? Or, will there always be two (iOS and Android).
Oops, maybe three – webOS.
if the battery life is 6hrs + they might have a winner.
Finally a tablet that has a decent resolution (if true).
Unfortunately Dell will screw it up with an ultra-glossy display surface, making it nigh impossible to read from it for long periods.
When will manufacturers understand that screens are for reading/watching, not for looking at your own reflections.
I think in order for a tablet to be successful it has to weigh around 1.5 lbs or less and needs to last around 10 hours. All Windows tablets have been too heavy and ran out of power too fast.
Typical of a Dell device it is ugly, and “IF” the published specs are anywhere near correct this will be one expensive ugly device.
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