This is Dell's Windows 8 tablet

Dell is working on a Windows 8 tablet; we know this because Dell told us that they are planning to launch a Windows 8 tablet, easy enough. What we did not know is what will be driving the tablet under the hood, at least, until now.

As you can see from the slide above, we are looking at a 10.8 inch tablet, 1366x768 resolution, dual core Atom processor, fingerprint reader, Intel graphics (x86 tablet folks), 2 GB of ram, 128 GB SSD and of course it will be running Windows 8. We should note that it looks a lot like the Dell Latitude ST, naturally the specs have been upgraded and it will run Windows 8.

A key feature of the tablet will also be a removable battery that will come in two flavors. We are hearing that the smaller battery will get 6-8 hrs of battery life and the larger battery will get 10-12 hours.

We highly suspect that Dell will be putting out more than one tablet and the specs above represent one model of possibly several that will hit the market. We are hearing that this tablet will be ready for launch in the late Fall/November time-frame; we have not heard any information on pricing at this point. 

If you recall, we brought light to the HP Windows 8 tablet that is currently in development which puts this Dell model in good company. The end result is that there will be multiple Windows 8 tablets come November which should give the consumer plenty of options to find the perfect tablet for their needs.

Thanks to our awesome tipster!

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jimmyfal said,
I remember when us Windows users did not have to fear price at all. WTF.

The problem is that Windows demands more resources than other, more efficient OS'. Consequently, it needs costlier hardware to run it.

simplezz said,

The problem is that Windows demands more resources than other, more efficient OS'. Consequently, it needs costlier hardware to run it.

Since when ? The trend Windows is going is the exact opposite, Windows 7 consumes less resources then Vista, 8 consumes less then 7. If you compare it to the only viable competition (OsX) we see the opposite. ML won't even run on some weak integrated gpu macs. Judging from the specs and the fact that this is an x86, your statement doesn't seem to be even remotely true..

A340600 said,
I hope Dell will release a Windows 8 tablet with high resolution than 1366x768.

Considering that Dell can't seem to release a laptop smaller than 15" with a screen res higher than this, it's highly improbable.

Seriously, Dell...what happened man? You used to be cool.

At 500$ the Acer W500 beats this out by a long shot in specs.

If this thing is anymore then 400$ its a useless effort by dell and microsoft.

Klownicle said,
At 500$ the Acer W500 beats this out by a long shot in specs.

If this thing is anymore then 400$ its a useless effort by dell and microsoft.


Now how exactly is this an effort by Microsoft? Your criticism I assume is of the hardware.

Klownicle said,
At 500$ the Acer W500 beats this out by a long shot in specs.

If this thing is anymore then 400$ its a useless effort by dell and microsoft.

The W500 has a better GPU; however, how well does the C-50 APU compare to the Atom Z670 of the current Latitude ST, let alone the improved Latitude ST? (AMD's Fusion line of APUs take a step forward with the graphics, but at least a step back, if not two, compared to the Atom Z in terms of CPU performance.)

Jason_Coffey said,
I will be glad when all this tablet crap fizzles out

Hello 2010 (when peeps expected iPad fail)...you will never be glad.

Zero chances on the consumer market for this device. Way too expensive, weak battery life and sub-par display resolution. This is exactly what MUST NOT happen with the Windows 8 tablet offering.

This is exclusively for businesses and considering the probable street price, the iPad is safe to continue its foray into the corporate world.

Since those specs are similar to the already shipping HP Slate that runs about $799 … I imagine the price of this unit with a higher resolution screen and faster processor to run about the same or less.

Perfectly designed to hook with MS Office 365 Business market.

This is for a "Business pack" that MS wants to get a old. and I must say that is a good market target.
With reports that most Ipad/Android users are not fully happy with their tablets, here comes a "solution" for total connection with home pc and work pc...

but ...Dell ? I would prefer ASUS or TOSHIBA.

Fayker said,
Perfectly designed to hook with MS Office 365 Business market.

This is for a "Business pack" that MS wants to get a old. and I must say that is a good market target.
With reports that most Ipad/Android users are not fully happy with their tablets, here comes a "solution" for total connection with home pc and work pc...

but ...Dell ? I would prefer ASUS or TOSHIBA.


I am sure lenovo will have fantastic(expensive) business products. so will HP.
The Nokia tiviti or whatever it is called (shoot nokia marketing in the rear pls) stole my heart.

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