Specs For Dell Windows 8 Tablets Leaked
May 27, 2012

Specs For Dell Windows 8 Tablets Leaked

Dell has leaked specs on a pair of upcoming Windows 8 tablet computers, the Latitude 10 and the XPS 12, according to various reports published Friday.

The Latitude 10, according to images published by Neowin, will be a 10.8-inch tablet with a 1366x768 pixel resolution, a dual-core Intel Clover Trail Atom processor, 2 GB of RAM, and comes with solid state drives up to 128GB.

BGR Android Editor Dan Graziano added that the tablet will feature removable batteries that will be available in two different sizes. A smaller one will power the Latitude 10 for between six and eight hours, while the larger one will provide 10 to 12 hours worth of battery life on a single charge. He also pointed out that it will feature a fingerprint reader, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Intel graphics.

The other tablet, the XPS 12, is a 12.5-inch convertible tablet according to ZDNet's Sean Portnoy. It will be 8 to 20mm thin and 1.4kg heavy, and will be made from machined aluminum and have a carbon-fiber chassis. Portnoy added that the system sports edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass and will also include a physical keyboard usable for when you convert the XPS 12 from a tablet to a laptop.

"With Windows 8´s official introduction set for later this year, these leaked slides should be taken with a grain of salt, as specs could change at any time," Portnoy said. "But they suggest that Dell is indeed making good on its promise to back the new OS with more mobile form factors."

"The specs indicate a mostly generic first attempt at a Windows 8 tablet, but Dell may try to stand out from the pack with security features. The tablet reportedly includes a TPM security chip and a lock slot, and has an optional fingerprint or smart card reader, Bit Locker support, and Dell Data Protection," Jared Newman of PCWorld added.

"If the leaked specs from Dell and HP are any indication, we may not see much differentiation from PC makers when it comes to speeds and feeds. Instead, they'll have to stand apart on price, design -- especially in the case of hybrids -- and accessories such as keyboard and trackpad docks," Newman wrote, adding that interested consumers should expect to hear more about these tablets "over the next few months, as the launch of Windows 8 approaches."