Dell introduces XPS 10 Windows RT tablet with 4G LTE connectivity

Dell introduces XPS 10 Windows RT tablet with 4G LTE connectivity
Dell’s XPS 10 running Windows RT has been available since the launch of Windows RT last October. Like all the other Windows RT tablets out there, its connectivity relied solely on Wi-Fi networks with no cellular connectivity options.

Today, Dell announced the option of adding 4G LTE connectivity for the XPS 10 line of tablets, with service provided by AT&T.

Customers can activate the service quickly and easily, right from the tablet if they choose. AT&T has a $10 per month data add-on feature or a stand-alone $30 per month data plan. People that want to buy the LTE equipped XPS 10 have to opt for the 64GB model. That, along with the LTE radio bring the initial retail price to $599. Dell offers some additional savings for those that order the mobile keyboard dock to go with their tablet, bringing the total to $750.

Dell brings a feature that is lacking from the other Windows RT tablets to the XPS 10. The wireless integration should be seamless too as it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and Qualcomm is known for solid LTE integration with its chipsets. While it may seem a bit pricey, remember that it is a tablet with a keyboard dock, undercutting a 64GB LTE equipped Apple iPad by $80 and it is only $50 more expensive than a Wi-Fi only version of the same iPad. If you forgo the keyboard dock altogether, you are saving over $200 versus a similarly equipped iPad.

Granted, there are some distinct differences, most notably the display.  However, given what most people use tablets for, and the fact that you get Office and OneNote in the deal, it is worthy of consideration.

source: Dell via CNET



1. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

too expensive just for an RT! asus vivotab smart and lenovo thinkpad tablet 2 are better since they are full PC! and the upcoming window tablet running with intel bay trail+ chips!

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

But do they get cellular connectivity?

6. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

They can get it. Someone just has to put LTE in one. Can't link the article (due to having less than 30 post's), google "intel atom LTE betanews" it's the second article. If you use bing (same search term), it's the third one down.

2. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

kill the RT MS

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

Microsoft should change the name of RT from RT to RB as its just RUBBISH . RT Devices cant work with legacy x86 programs/drrivers , are sluggish sometimes and overpriced compared with their android counterparts . Dont get this the wrong way , i am a fan of windows 8 but RB needs to die

5. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I opted for the latitude 10, running full windows 8, sold the laptop, and turn on the desktop about twice a week. I do have a Bluetooth keyboard.

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