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Specs for Dell's Windows 8 Clover Trail Tablet Leaked

Microsoft's Windows 8 is scheduled for launch later this year and around the same time, we can expect manufacturers to start churning out Windows 8 tablets. Many manufacturers are happy to confirm or announce that they're working on Windows 8 tablets, but we don't know a whole lot about those devices. Today, a new report points to apparent specs for an 10.8-inch tablet device from Dell.

 

Neowin posted the slide above, which was sent in by 'an awesome tipster.' If the information on the slide is genuine then we can expect a 10.8-inch tablet tablet with a 10.1-inch 1366x768 display, Intel's dual-core Clover Trail Atom CPU, 2 GB of LP DDR2 RAM, a 128 GB SSD, Windows 8, an 8-megapixel camera round the back and a 2-megapixel job up front, Bluetooth, WLAN, and a finger-print reader to keep the whole thing nice and secure. Interestingly enough, Neowin has also heard mention of a removable battery as well as two different choices when it comes to batteries. There's a larger battery that Neowin says should get 10-12 hours of battery life. The smaller battery will apparently get 6-8 hours.

No information on pricing or release just yet, so we have no idea if this tablet is coming at the tail-end of 2012 (last we heard the first Clover Trail Windows 8 tablets would be arriving in November), or early 2013. We'll keep you posted.

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  • razor512
    seems pretty good, but I hope it is not running the desktop version of windows 8, it barely runs properly with 4GB RAM

    also if it is an x86 system then it really isn't anything new. Remember the old tablet/laptops that ran windows XP or vista?

    it seems that they took that concept and just used the insides of a netbook

    My reasoning for this is the specs and the power consumption, it seems very close to that of a netbook

    only difference is that tablet will probably cost a lot more than $300
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  • ojas
    OMG. Sell it at iPad prices and it's done. SSD? 2GB RAM? x86? Look at those security features...man...this stuff looks real good...
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  • mayne92
    ojasOMG. Sell it at iPad prices and it's done. SSD? 2GB RAM? x86? Look at those security features...man...this stuff looks real good...I would never pay the "iPad price" for a tablet when you can get a soup'd-up laptop for the same price. I expect more out of a device priced that high then to browse the Internet and check Email.
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  • Agree with Mayne. I would rather have an ultrabook convertible that can be a tablet or a notebook. Those are only going to be about $100 more than an iPad but a ton more useful and powerful.
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  • roger smith
    capacitive stylus = fail. active digitizers please. ps wtf is with all this back facing camera on tablet non-sense; the tablet is about the worst form factor a digital camera could be in, keep it on the phone damnit! for that matter, why the hell do we have front facing cameras on cellphones; once again, the form factor, come on!
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  • razor512
    windows 8 tablet instructions

    Step 1, buy netbook for $290 http://www.amazon.com/HP-Mini-210-4150NR-10-1-Inch-Charcoal/dp/B0072N4TNW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337973003&sr=8-1 or $270 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230359

    Step 2, Add an extra GB of RAM

    Step 3, remove the top case along with the keyboard and touchpad (route the power button somewhere on the side of the case)

    Step 4, remove the LCD screen and it's plastic boarder

    Step 5, mount the LCD screen along with the boarder where the top case that housed the keyboard and touchpad used to be

    Step 6, find a digitizer that is the same size as the screen (they sell USB ones on ebay) and mount it onto the screen http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/gadgets/4339778

    Step 7, Install windows 8


    Step 8, enjoy your windows 8 tablet


    I'm just saying, that tablet is pretty much a netbook with a touch screen and no keyboard or touchpad but with 2-3 times the price tag
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  • classzero
    Leak my rear end. This is a release and see how the market reacts. Dell, I have no interest in an Atom. I should just buy the current Samsung slate that has windows 7 and see if i even want 8.
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  • stingstang
    Again, everyone on this site seems to have windows 8 already and can testify to it's potential, all it's features, it's stability, and how user-friendly it is. Simply amazing!
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  • SteelCity1981
    yeah it's good for tablets but with those improvements doesn't justify the metro gui which is not friendly at all to desktops or laptops no start menu. your avg consumor is not going to take well to that and all of the improvements windows 8 has will be on deaf years if they dont' take well to metro and the lack of the start menu.
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  • CaedenV
    razor512seems pretty good, but I hope it is not running the desktop version of windows 8, it barely runs properly with 4GB RAMalso if it is an x86 system then it really isn't anything new. Remember the old tablet/laptops that ran windows XP or vista?it seems that they took that concept and just used the insides of a netbookMy reasoning for this is the specs and the power consumption, it seems very close to that of a netbookonly difference is that tablet will probably cost a lot more than $300Welcome to technology, you must be new here :P
    Tablets are one step below, or equal to, netbooks except that they add touch screens, while loosing the keys and mouse capability (unless docked). You pay extra because of the smaller form factor, the touch screen (generally ips, while netbooks tend to be TN... and that is the bulk of the price difference), the 'specialty' low power parts to get a little extra time out of it, and the trendyness tax of having a 'tablet'.

    Also, Win8 works pretty awesome on my 2 year old netbooks that have 1 and 2GB of ram... so perhaps you are doing something wrong. These are low end devices, they are meant for web browsing, office, and other light workloads. They are not supermen multi-tasking giants, they are simple, potentially useful devices, and as that they are great. The perfect compliment to a desktop... but hardly a desktop replacement.

    All that being said, this looks like a great tablet! This (or an AMD version with a little better GPU) is exactly what I am looking for. A little extra Ram would be nice, but it looks solid to me :)
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