Dell revealed its 10-inch Windows 7 tablet on Thursday.
The Dell Latitude ST is aimed at business customers and runs Windows 7. The 10-inch device includes a 1366 x 768 resolution, 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor, 2GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. Dell has also included front and rear cameras on the device. Dell is promising around 8 hours of battery life for the device. The Latitude ST only features Wi-Fi connectivity for now but Dell is planning a 3G version in future.
Dell also appears to be readying Windows 8 tablets. “We are very aligned with Microsoft around Windows 8. You’ll hear more about Windows 8 from us and see a wide range of products released,” said Dell CEO Michael Dell during a press briefing for Dell World 2011 earlier this month. Dell’s comments come shortly after Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 to developers at its BUILD conference in September. Dell previously described Windows 8 as “pretty encouraging” and appears to be disappointed with Google’s Android operating system. “Android is certainly another opportunity as well, but that market has not developed to the expectations they would have had,” said Dell. The company shipped an Android-based 5-inch tablet last year but the device failed to make an impact against rival devices.
Dell also recently dismissed claims that the technology industry is enterting a post-PC era. Dell has been a long time advocate of Microsoft’s operating systems and has released a number of touch enabled devices. Dell’s Inspiron Duo is a hybrid device that allows users to switch between netbook and tablet modes. The unique netbook has a spinning screen that allows it to be used as a tablet.
Dell’s Latitude ST tablet will launch on November 2.
- 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 128GB SSD
- 10-inch multi-touch display with stylus and Gorilla Glass
- Front and rear webcams
- USB, HDMI Ports
- SD card reader