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Dell Launches $499 Windows 8 Tablet

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Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom 1.8GHz Z2760 processor.

U.S. PC manufacturer Dell has launched a $499 Windows 8 tablet in the form of the Latitude 10.

Dell claims the device is the "first full-featured, enterprise-ready Windows 8 tablet experience at a price below $500." It runs on a 32-bit Windows 8 version and is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom 1.8GHz Z2760 processor.

Its 10.1-inch IPS (1,366x768) LCD boasts Corning Gorilla Glass technology, as well as capacitive 10 Finger Touch support. 2 GB of SDRAM and 32 GB of solid-state storage are also included.

Dell pointed out that the Latitude 10 "does not require new mobile device management or software licensing, supports new and legacy Windows applications, is compatible with Adobe Flash and connects with existing peripherals."

During CES 2013, Dell unveiled an upgraded model for its XPS 13 ultrabook, which will launch later this month.

 

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    Anonymous , January 11, 2013 12:39 AM
    Direct competitor to Surface RT? Atom based tablet has battery life rivaling Surface RT and slightly better performance. Combined that with able to run all applications, one cannot help but think that maybe the whole RT fork is nothing but a distraction in the long run.
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    braitBR , January 11, 2013 1:23 AM
    You guys are funny... the dual-core Atom performs better than the Quad-Core A9 found on the Tegra that powers Surface RT, plus it runs legacy programs and costs the same. Quad-Core A9 = AWESOME, Dual-Core x86 Atom = Bad? LOL Ok, it's Dell, but c'mon, for the hardware it has it's a good price...
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    norrisc86 , January 11, 2013 12:33 AM
    Yes but it's made by Dell. Avoid.
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  • 13 Hide
    Anonymous , January 11, 2013 12:39 AM
    Direct competitor to Surface RT? Atom based tablet has battery life rivaling Surface RT and slightly better performance. Combined that with able to run all applications, one cannot help but think that maybe the whole RT fork is nothing but a distraction in the long run.
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    joytech22 , January 11, 2013 1:13 AM
    rds1220It will probably be a huge POS just like thier computers. I wouldn't take one if they were giving it away.


    Yeah you would. Any person would.
    Anyway.. Not bad for $600 (Australian pricing, odd because our dollar is strong as granite).
    I can't really think of something better for them to fit within that price.
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    samwelaye , January 11, 2013 1:22 AM
    for 500 bucks, better than anything else out there assuming the build quality is, well... quality. Screen resolution is fine at that size, and i'd love me some VLC and logmein hamachi for streaming videos from my home pc while I am away. Android tablets havent been doing it for me, apples tablets cant play back mkvs that have advanced subtitle scripts (foreign films and anime) so this may be the one i get!
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    braitBR , January 11, 2013 1:23 AM
    You guys are funny... the dual-core Atom performs better than the Quad-Core A9 found on the Tegra that powers Surface RT, plus it runs legacy programs and costs the same. Quad-Core A9 = AWESOME, Dual-Core x86 Atom = Bad? LOL Ok, it's Dell, but c'mon, for the hardware it has it's a good price...
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    sivaseemakurthi , January 11, 2013 1:32 AM
    I feel its the best windows tablet for the price particularly considering that it has atom performing much better than tegra3 in surface RT.
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    lradunovic77 , January 11, 2013 1:38 AM
    Tablets are joke, seriously who buys this shit?
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    Anonymous , January 11, 2013 2:02 AM
    It is funny Apple sheeps pays $500 for a 16Gb iPad, and some MS pundits paying $500 for Surface RT running Tegra3, and they think it is good value. Now come along something faster, lighter, with bigger software library, good battery life, and they think this is too expensive. Meanwhile, they give away their hard earned money to Apple and MS. And they think the actual competition such as iPad and RT is "good enough". There is no hope for such people.

    Yes, a lot of people want a Core i5 on these things at $500, except the i5 costs $200 alone. Talk about greed.
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    bystander , January 11, 2013 4:28 AM
    soldier2013So glad when all the Windows 8 crap dies down. I know no one who plans on getting it or has it. 7 is just fine. Windows 8 = Vista 2.

    If you are looking at a desktop, go ahead, stick with Win 7, but this is a tablet. Win 8 is specifically designed for tablets. It's the fact it is designed for tablets that makes you not like it on the PC.

    No one in their right mind would choose a Win 7 tablet over a Win 8 one.
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    skaz , January 11, 2013 4:43 AM
    Price is showing up as $580 on their site, and that's on sale. Full price is marked at $830. Weird.
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    phamhlam , January 11, 2013 4:51 AM
    I got a $400 Intel Clover Trail Tablet. It has been one of the best investment I made. Intel and MS need to start selling more of these Atom + Windows 8 tablet for $400. They offer far more value than Apple and by the end of tis year, they should be able to compete with 4x A15. RT tablets are kind of a waste when you can have a cheaper tablet that actually performs more function and break even with 2x A15.
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    dthx , January 11, 2013 6:18 AM
    seriousgamerLOL WITH INTEL ATOM HAHAHA

    I've put Windows 8 pro on a 2 years old Atom equipped PC and ... it works damn fast. Windows 8 Pro is perfect for those devices. I don't like the screen resolution of this dell tablet, but besides that, had this kind of tablet existed two years ago, no enterprise would ever have bought an iPad.
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    chocostain , January 11, 2013 8:47 AM
    All companies are now creating tablets. I mean, wth? It's like a tablet public market out there.

    Are people running out of ideas? Why not make "Minority Report" a reality!
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    jkflipflop98 , January 11, 2013 12:42 PM
    tiltowaitDirect competitor to Surface RT? Atom based tablet has battery life rivaling Surface RT and slightly better performance. Combined that with able to run all applications, one cannot help but think that maybe the whole RT fork is nothing but a distraction in the long run.


    MS is good at making those forks, though. Why is there even a 32-bit version of Win8 again?
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    killerclick , January 11, 2013 1:30 PM
    So a touchscreen netbook without a keyboard for $500? Not sure how useful this would be for running desktop applications. Which specific programs would you run? Would you need a keyboard and mouse/touchpad?
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