Dell's XPS 10 Windows RT tablet priced at $499

Microsoft will have the first Windows RT tablet with the launch of the Surface on Friday, but other PC makers are slowly revealing their own Windows RT hardware plans. Today, Dell announced that the Windows RT-based XPS 10 tablet will have a starting price of $499. It will be powered by a 1.5Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Dell's press release indicates that the base model of the XPS 10 will cost about the same as the Surface without its Touch Cover. Dell has previously revealed the XPS 10 will also have an optional keyboard but pricing for that accessory was not announced. The XPS 10 will come with a 1366x768 10.1 inch screen, a five megapixel rear camera, a two megapixel front camera, and either 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. While Dell is taking orders for the XPS 10, there's no word on when it will ship.

Dell also announced today that its Windows 8-based Latitude 10 tablet, made for business, will have a starting price of $649. It will sell a touch screen Window 8 version of its Inspiron 15z Ultrabook starting at $899. Dell will also release a touch screen based desktop monitor, the S2340T, with a 23 inch screen and a price of $699. Finally, the company is selling the TP713 wireless touchpad for $69.

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Dell used to be cool but now is expensive, so-so hardware or simply outdated hardware. Dell, what are you thinking?.

Having an S3 snapdragon. (not even an S4) and the lack of NFC made this an easy choice for me.. I am now deciding between the Surface and the Asus Vivo Tab RT.. just because the Vivo tab comes with NFC and might cost 599 with the keyboard dock.. pretty much the same price as the surface plus the keyboard..

According to Engadget $499 starting price includes a one-year service plan, valued at $100. You can opt out of this plan and get the standalone tablet for $399.

just an FYI..

Damn another RT tab with no proper digitiser, surely the inking functionality would still be there, was hoping an oem would pick up slack where MS fell short but looks like a proper stylus == non RT =\

Drossel said,
This is exactly why MS has made Surface. OEMs just don't get it.

Surface should have lit a fire under the OEMs asses. Apparently, it did not.

The OEMs were probably too late into development to change so we end up with stuff like this. MS' sneaky Surface unveil must have freaked them the **** out.

No wonder when MS announced the Surface, most of these other ODMs were panicking on their chairs. Well, if you make good devices (and not a re-harsh), perhaps you wouldn't have anything to worry about. Every goddamn tablet out there resembles the iFanist garbage. Why can't they make the corners different or even slightly different so it's unique in its own ways.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Wow, that has to be one of the worst looking tablets I've ever seen.
It looks just like an iPad, but with a different opientation :confused:

greenwizard88 said,
It looks just like an iPad, but with a different opientation :confused:

The bezel seems much thicker and the corners are way more rounded.

.Neo said,

The bezel seems much thicker and the corners are way more rounded.

Exactly. The super thick bezel is what makes it look ridiculous.

I see NO reason to get this over the Surface. Maybe if they had made it cheaper or included the keyboard, but the same price for the same specs with lower quality? What are they thinking?

But it's Dell and that is just MSRP. Does anyone buy Dells at MSRP?

This is precisely why I bought the Surface. Every other W8 tablet RT/Pro looks like an Android tablet re-hash that they've had before (that wasn't selling so well because of the garbage mess called Android OS) W8 will be released. No originality among Acer, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, etc.

the_gank said,
This is precisely why I bought the Surface. Every other W8 tablet RT/Pro looks like an Android tablet re-hash that they've had before (that wasn't selling so well because of the garbage mess called Android OS) W8 will be released. No originality among Acer, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, etc.

This photo makes the device look bad here is a better look:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/XPS-10-tablet/pd

I think $680 is to much for the tablet + keyboard. Maybe these devices will quickly come down in price. i3 tablet + keyboard should be around $600.

Edited by Gaffney, Oct 23 2012, 3:12pm :

the_gank said,
This is precisely why I bought the Surface. Every other W8 tablet RT/Pro looks like an Android tablet re-hash that they've had before (that wasn't selling so well because of the garbage mess called Android OS) W8 will be released. No originality among Acer, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, etc.

Yes Android has been slow to gain traction in the tablet space but your post credibility where you called it garbage.

thealexweb said,

Yes Android has been slow to gain traction in the tablet space but your post credibility where you called it garbage.

He is right they are garbage..

thealexweb said,

Funny why 40-50% of the tablet space is garbage then...


I owned one and I agree. If the apps weren't mostly for Android 2.2 or up and actually were built for a tablet, they'd be a much better option. The OS and Google apps were great, the rest not so much.

Deranged said,

I owned one and I agree. If the apps weren't mostly for Android 2.2 or up and actually were built for a tablet, they'd be a much better option. The OS and Google apps were great, the rest not so much.

I personally wouldn't buy one but I watched my dad using his new Nexus 7 the other day and it seemed to be a solid product.

thealexweb said,

Funny why 40-50% of the tablet space is garbage then...

It is funny isn't it..where did you get that stat? Pull it from your A$$? Show me the source man.