Dell had a busy week, as it managed to leak two fresh Windows 8 tablets, both with different designs. I’m talking about the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and the 12 inch XPS 12 convertible tablet. The latter has a screen swivel mechanism that looks very much like the Dell Inspiron Duo from 2010.
It’s important to know that all of this is not official info, so don’t take it for granted, since we’ve only got two leaked slides. Anyway, the Dell Latitude 10 is based on the latest Intel Clover Trail Atom platform, a dual core low power system with underwhelming performance, at least with Windows 7 on board. The device’s design is simple and on board we have a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 screen with multitouch and optional stylus. There’s also a set of security features, like TPM, lock slot, fingerprint reader/smart card reader (optional), bit locker, Dell data protection and Essentials. On the memory side you get 2 GB of LP DDR2 800 MHz and a 128GB SSD.
Also, at the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera, a surprisingly good sensor for a Windows slate. Added to that there’s a 2MP front shooter and a battery good enough for 10-12 hours of life. Moving on to the other model, the more original Dell XPS 12, this one is more of a convertible slate affair, with a 12.5 inch display, a weight of 1.4 kg and thickness of 8 to 20 mm. This will be more of a business/working device than consumer product and it will involve machined aluminium and carbon fiber in its chassis.
It’s also got an edge to edge Gorilla Glass protected screen and it will come with a black/silver color finish. Other technologies on board include Instant Access, Always Connected Updated, Location Aware, Intel Smart connect and Intel Rapid Start.