There is much debate as to whether Microsoft can become a formidable opponent in the mobile arena against Android and iOS or if its efforts are too little, too late. While we anxiously await the arrival of Windows 8 tablets to get a better handle on what Microsoft is bringing to the table, it looks as though Dell’s first offering just got leaked.
According to the slide leaked by Neowin, the tablet will be a Dell Latitude 10. Physically the slate will be 10” x 7” x 0.4” and weigh just 1.57 lbs. In short, a tad thicker and heavy than an iPad, but not by much. So the question becomes, “What’s under the hood?”
An Intel Clover Trail Atom Dual Core with 2GB of RAM and Intel Integrated Graphics will power the Dell Latitude 10. It will have up to 128GB of storage available, rear facing 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, fingerprint reader, and a bunch of the regular important, but not overly exciting stuff such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional mobile broadband, built-in speakers, micro USB charging port, and a stereo headphone/microphone combo jack. All of this will be faced with a 10.1” HD (1366 x 768) capacitive, multi touch display with optional stylus.
No word on pricing just yet, but so far this looks like it could be quite an impressive device. We can’t wait to hear more about it and eventually try it out and see how it stands up to the competition.