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Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet spotted, first of many to take on the iPad

The Gadget Show  Friday 25 May 2012

Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet spotted, first of many to take on the iPad

To date we’ve been hearing lots of rumours of Windows 8 tablets, but this is the first time we’ve seen what looks like a Dell Latitude 10 running Windows 8.Want to know more about one of the first (possibly) confirmed Windows 8 tablets? Then check out the Dell Latitude Windows 8 tablet

The slide detailing the Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet was obtained by Neowin. It details the Windows 8 tablet in full. The key spec you can see in the slide above next to where it says operating system is Windows 8.

Microsoft boasts of 32 Windows 8 tablets to take on the iPad

As further specs go, It appears that the Dell Latitude Windows 8 tablet is a 10.8-inch tablet with a 1366×768 resolution HD display, and come running a dual core Intel Atom processor.

The Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet will also feature a fingerprint reader, 2GB memory, up to 128GB of Solid State Drive storage and 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear and front facing cameras respectively.

Neowin reports a 6-8 hour battery life, with a larger battery able to bump that up to 12 hours, and a possible November release. No word on prices just yet.

In future we can expect to see many more Windows 8 tablets around the same date. Past reports have suggested that Microsoft is working with manufacturers to flood the market with up to 32 different Windows 8 tablets at launch in an attempt to put a dent in the Apple iPad’s market share.

A November release date has had already been tipped, lending further credibility to the Neowin report regarding the above Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet.

Unlike Windows 7, Windows 8 has been designed from scratch, with touch interfaces in mind.Its colourful tiles, side-scrolling interface and easy-on-the-eye menus reveal the sort of design touches that cemented the Apple iPad as arguably the best tablet around, in a market lacking many genuine contenders besides the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the likes of the Asus Transformer Prime.

The extra competition is great news for all gadget fans concerned. The possibility of cheaper tablets that are actually any good, and more choice can only be a bonus. Would you purchase a Windows 8 tablet?

Get ready for the Windows 8 tablet avalanche

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Dell, Latitude 10, Windows 8, tablet, rumour

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f1982

What really needs to happen is standard USB support. We need to be able to use these tablets as replacements for more laptop activities and only a windows tablet has the hope of that, if you can drag drop and move files like a pc.

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