Dell took part in the CES 2013 presentations with a product of its own, a new configuration for the Latitude 10 tablet. Dell calls this the Up 10 Essentials and promises in this case a full fledged enterprise slate with Windows 8 and a price below $500, so this sounds very appealing.


The company wants to place the product in schools and small businesses, seeking to enter the Windows 8 affordable tablet area. The original Dell Latitude 10 debuted in October 2012 in a standard configuration, but the Latitude 10 Essentials will offer a more secure and manageable, plus durable and enterprise-ready slate option for budget consumers. Rich entertainment features are included, such as movie watching, books and games.

This tablet comes with a magnesium alloy frame and uses soft touch paint for extra durability. Its screen is covered in Gorilla Glass and the tablet easily survives drops and scratches. Dell’s new product is available with an optional productivity dock and a traditional keyboard and mouse for desktop use. Latitude 10 comes with a full size USB port and a SD memory card reader. Inside we’ve got an Intel Atom Z2760 processor at 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and other specs include a 10.1 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.