Dell tablet leak: 10.1-inch display, two-battery choice

May 26, 2012 by Nancy Owano report

(Phys.org) -- Headline after headline talks about vendors’ tablets in the wings as likely number-one contenders for the iPad. Such claims have justifiably been taken with a grain of salt, considering iPad’s continued market success. This week, though, leaked specs on the Dell latitude 10.are convincing many to claims that this may be the one to shake things up in the tablet space. The Dell Latitude 10 will have a 10.1-inch display, HD capacitive and multi-touch screen at 1366 x 768 resolution. As per Neowin, this will be a Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet. Microsoft is expected to launch its Windows 8 operating system late 2012, and some reports bet on October.

Dell’s decision makers have gone with Intel for the tablet’s processors. The Dell Latitude 10 will have Intel Clover Trail Atom Dual Core processor and Intel integrated graphics,

Further spec leaks show a list of 2GB RAM, up to 128GB of SSD storage, and dual cameras. The front facing camera is a 2-megapixel camera; an 8 megapixel camera is around the back. Optional features include a fingerprint reader and smart card reader for enhanced security, and a stylus.

Other news about the Dell Latitude 10 focuses on the battery, which will be removable, with two choices. A smaller battery provides six to seven hours of life. A larger battery will provide ten to 12 hours.

The Latitude 10 is to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the option for mobile broadband, integrated speakers, a micro USB charging port, and a stereo headphone/microphone combo jack.

Dell is typically ready to siphon off corporate customers with new products and in an interview last month, CEO Michael Dell commented on a growing demand for tablet computers that can run the next version of Windows. That was interpreted as a sign that he was thinking along the lines of taking some business users away from the iPad.

The Latitude specs, however impressive as they read according to leaks, will not cushion the entry from serious competition, though, from other tablet vendors later this year. The Consumer Electronics Show tablet draw this year was the Lenovo Yoga flip-and-fold, laptop-tablet hybrid, a tablet than can convert to a laptop. The form factor on its own attracts computer users who may like the option of a two-products-in-one device. Media consumption could take place in mode and real tasks in laptop mode.

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More information: via Neowin

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Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (4) May 26, 2012
Crap.
trentspalmer
5 / 5 (2) May 26, 2012
Not down with that whole confusing Windows 8 dual interface mess, but it would be fun to install Ubuntu Linux or Android on one of these and then just have an open operating system.
Vendicar_Decarian
3.7 / 5 (3) May 27, 2012
Due to the absolute incompetence of Microsoft's Carnival Barker leader - Ballmer - Windows and Microsoft are now in rapid decline.

Provided that Ballmer is not turfed from the company, Linux will rapidly become the king of the desktop.

Terriva
2 / 5 (4) May 27, 2012
Windows and Microsoft are now in rapid decline
It's rather blessed wish of naive liberals. Windows market share is rock-steady and it has no much space for future expansion.

http://www.netmar...?qprid=9
kaasinees
1.7 / 5 (6) May 27, 2012
I want Linux. Not a crap OS.
Terriva
2.3 / 5 (3) May 27, 2012
I want Linux. Not a crap OS.

Linux platform is fragmented - so it's expensive to support all its clones with drivers for every new HW device. The numbers of OS market share are clear: the 90% majority of people simply don't want the Linux even after twenty years of its existence. It means, if you still want the Linux at Dell's tablet, you're member of very minor market and should pay for your hobby with additional money or with your private time. This is simply how free market works.
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) May 27, 2012
Desktop share

2007 Windows 95.9%
2012 Windows 92.5%

Now that Windows is in rapid decline, and Windows 8 will be a colossal flop, I anticipate the Windows popularity will fall into the mid 80% range within one PC generation.

For many still sticking with XP, W8 will not be an option.
kaasinees
1 / 5 (3) May 27, 2012
I want Linux. Not a crap OS.

Linux platform is fragmented - so it's expensive to support all its clones with drivers for every new HW device. The numbers of OS market share are clear: the 90% majority of people simply http://upload.wik...2010.png of its existence. It means, if you still want the Linux at Dell's tablet, you're member of very minor market and should pay for your hobby with additional money or with your private time. This is simply how free market works.

You are talking a load of nonsense about something you do not know anything about.

Anyway android is also Linux and it has a huge market on mobile platforms.
It also has a dominant market in the scientific field, server market and embedded devices.

It is a matter of game developers supporting Linux and computer sales to support a Linux option.
Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (1) May 27, 2012
Windows users should not fear. Microsoft's new application "MetroTwit" will save the company.
DougR
not rated yet May 27, 2012
Microsoft will be Dell's downfall, and it can't come soon enough.
Terriva
1 / 5 (1) May 27, 2012
2007 Windows 95.9% 2012 Windows 92.5%
It depends, whether the smartmobiles, handhelds and tablets are included or not. If we consider the PC platform only, then the share of Windows even increases.
Anyway android is also Linux and it has a huge market on mobile platforms.
Market? Android is free, you cannot buy it anywhere. And it's based on proprietary kernel fork, which makes Android applications incompatible with mainline kernel.
dirk_bruere
not rated yet May 28, 2012
Anything over $200 = FAIL.
Esp anything with Win8
Jonseer
1 / 5 (2) May 28, 2012
As long as the Windows market keeps forgetting that Windows #1 advantage has ALWAYS BEEN price, they'll keep losing to Apple.

I say this not because I like either one better, but as a reflection of the market since it was created and the two started to compete directly.

It's gone on so long, that consumers EXPECT an Apple device to cost SUBSTANTIALLY more.

Overcoming that would require a vast multi-year marketing campaign equal to the years in which that paradigm established itself ALONG WITH PROVEN consumer responses that they were indeed worth more.

Since that is NOT going to happen, any Windows device MUST be substantially cheaper than any Apple device regardless of cost to make.

That means as always LOWER margins for Windows products.

That's how it has always been and still is for other computers.

Why the Windows PC makers thought they could ignore this and OVERPRICE SMALLER Ipad competitors boggles the mind for the sheer stupidity of their effort.