After Acer, Dell also manages to offer a $500 Latitude 10 Essentials Windows 8 tablet

After Acer, Dell also manages to offer a $500 Latitude 10 Essentials Windows 8 tablet
It seems that half a grand is the magic number above which any high-end slate is considered expensive, set forth by Apple's iPad franchise that starts at this price.

How do you achieve that price point with a tablet that runs full-blown Windows 8, though? Dell has managed to do it, and announced it will be selling a $499 Latitude 10 essentials Win 8 slate.

The Essentials version gets down low to the magical price by getting rid of Wacom's active digitizer, which is present on the more expensive 10" Latitude tablet, as well as introducing a sealed battery, instead of a swappable one.

The 64 GB one can be had for $579 as we speak, whereas the more affordable $499 version will sport 32 gigs, and should be shipping this quarter. This actually puts the Dell Latitude 10 Essentials at the same price point as the Acer Iconia Tab W510, which is also powered by an Atom processor, has 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory, as well as the same 10" 1366x768 screen as the Dell.

source: Dell


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9 Comments

1. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Nice1 Dell, less price for a great features..

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

i dont think these tablets are great products...good yes but nothin great. for one id ont understand why there is an atom processorr inside! its like the netbook crap all over again but this time without a keyboard! And the other thing is why are these manufacturrs so miserly in providing a regular size 256 gb ssd which is considerably cheap by the way in these tabs? these tabs cost lesser than an ultrabook or netbook to manufacture and for something I have to pay full blown laptop prices for I want the same config as a laptop. there are tabs with full windows 8 an i5 mobile processor which is a full blown computing processor and 4 to 8gb ram so why is Dell charging this much for this under-speced tab?

4. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I agree with you on this, tablets with atom processor are able to run all the legacy apps. and come installed with full Windows 8 version, but performance wise they are left wanting in many areas, even on Anandtech i read review of some Atom Based windows 8 review, and saw on performance side they are not very good proposition, and even tech writers on that site accepted this fact, that the tablets with atom processors which have been launched last year, will become obsolete within one year, but for basic tasks they are okay........... Intel and Microsoft have to reduce price of their Chips and OS little bit, so that OEM's can pricee their products more competitively............

5. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Now it gets interesting. Who in their right mind would drop $500 on a galaxy tab 10.1 ??

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

would love to have this!! but i wish sony will make one! :)

7. chasetorres125

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Nice price my only wish at least they put i3 there rather than atom thats use in netbook netbook that we all know r dead,they dont produce new models netbook asus samsung etc pulled the trigger,i knew at 599$ they can squeeze i3 and at 700 i5 and rt version on tegra 4 at 450$ does r fair price for consumer and the company can still make a good profit out of that win win situation everybody wins hihi

8. papss unregistered

I agree, if they followed the prices or close to those prices it would be more acceptable... Still nice though

9. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I see where MS is heading towards in the next 5 years...

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