Photos leak of Dell’s 10″ Windows 7-powered Tablet

By Tom Warren, on 7th Oct 11 6:44 am with 20 Comments

Dell's 10" Windows 7 tablet

Photos that appear to show Dell’s upcoming 10″ tablet leaked online on Thursday.

The photos emerged at Engadget who revealed that the device comes equipped with 2GB RAM (expandable), USB and HDMI ports and a stylus. Engadget states that the device should be available in December for $900-$1000. Dell’s Tablet, thought to be known as “Peju”, also includes a 10-inch display similar to its rivals.

Dell previously teased a 10-inch Windows 7 based tablet at an event in San Francisco back in February. The company promised to bring the device to market by the end of the year. At the time, company officials only had fake cardboard cut out mock ups of the device. Dell refused to name official specifications at the time but did reveal that they were looking to target commercial and enterprise markets. Dell describes the tablet as:

“The upcoming tablet is designed for end-users who need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability and integration with existing infrastructure investments. Dell’s tablet will empower a more mobile workforce in a way that offers customers the business applications and corporate data they need, while meeting regulatory mandates and IT requirements.”

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is due to speak at Dell World 2011 on October 14. Ballmer will likely detail the company’s cloud efforts with Azure but he could also endorse Dell’s business tablet offering if it’s ready to be unveiled. Dell World kicks off on Thursday October 13 and includes keynotes from Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini, VMware President and CEO Paul Martiz and Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell will provide the initial keynote address on October 13.

Dell 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.

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  • Adam Walker

    With all these tablets, it’s the GPU I’m worried about. Once I see some high end Tegra up in there, I’ll buy one in a heartbeat.

  • Gamer

    Samsung’s seems slimmer.. skipping,

  • Anonymous

    Looks like crap.

    • Anonymous

      Doens’t it look like every other slate device? Can’t see much from the tiny picture.

  • Michiel Papp

    looks kinda want, but i’ll save up for a win 8 tablet if i ever get myself a tablet……

  • Joel Job

    It needs to be cheaper if Win7/8 for tablets wants to make an impact in the market. Round about $500 should be max for a tablet.

    • Seth_p

      I’m sure we’ll see low-end ARM models for around that price.  Although ~$900-1,000 for a tablet with Windows is worth every penny. I don’t even use my desktop anymore, just my notebook that I plug in an external monitor + keyboard/mouse.  Win8 makes for a good toy (like iPad/Android) + full productivity.

  • Rfrederick_PMP

    Unfortunately, this is why Apple will continue to dominate the tablet market for a while. This product is neither elegant nor affordable. These manufacturers must build products which cost less than $300 notebooks. A tablet should not be more expensive than a desktop or notebook. Apple, who is always the premium play, has priced the iPad less than the price point of their notebooks. In India, they are planning the $35 tablet, MS needs to figure out how to get its Win8 on that type of configuration.

    • Seth_p

      I agree tablets could use more elegance, but I have no doubt some OEM’s will make great looking devices. As far as pricing, good luck with that.

    • Anonymous

      Win8 tablets will use newer generation Intel and ARM cpus. So I wouldn’t judge them against today’s Windows 7 tablets. I’m betting a Windows 8 version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab would smoke the iPad.

    • Anonymous

      Sandy Bridge chips are already amazing.  I can’t wait to see how Ivy Bridge chips do.  They will be out around March, so plenty of time until Windows 8 next fall.  I wonder, as Intel chips require less and less power, will ARM be the one pushed aside?  I’m sticking with Intel for x86 compatibility.

    • Anonymous

      You are right.  People will never want to pay that much money for a tablet, even if it has super-duper specs, because tablets are meant to be small companion devices.  Psychologically they just don’t look like they should be as expensive as laptops or desktops.

    • Anonymous

      #1 – The Kindle Fire
      #2 – Windows 8 is designed from the ground up to work on ARM and touch-interface
      #3 – not everyone wants an iPad.

    • Guest

      The elegant part is hard to judge from one lousy picture. And if it’s geared toward the business market it may be less of a concern regardless. That market will appreciate the connectivity and some ruggedness over stylish, standalone and fragile. I agree about the price being too high @ $1000. Even after corporate discount, that seems too rich. But <$300 for a fully equipped business tablet is pretty unrealistic at this time. Competitors are having a tough time matching iPad prices even for a consumer tablet.  The sad fact is that Apple now has large economies of scale and even though they have very high margins, it may not be easy for others to match their price points. And even if they finally do, Apple can always lower their price or cut deals with carriers to make it less, at least from the consumer's perspective.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t want Windows 7 on a tablet :) Windows 8 ftw

  • Lewis McCrary

    I’ll check back in a year or so win Win8 starts shipping on these things. :)

  • Anonymous

    I really need a tablet for drawing, not final work but for rough drafts. I really like the Acer Eee Slate but I am hoping the Samsung 7 device will be even better. Wish they had more pressure sensitity but for what I am doing they work good enough. If Dell’s device has the better stylus support I will think about that one as well.

  • Nobodi

     Dell Peju “includes a 10-inch display similar to its rivals”? Who is reporting? The main thing that distinguishes the rumored Dell Peju from other Windows-based tablets is its high resolution screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is the only reason I’m waiting for this particular Windows tablet and have not bought one of the other Windows 7 tablets that are already on the market.

    If you are focused on the usability, the difference in screen resolution is actually a far bigger factor than the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8.  I used Windows 7 tablets. Sure it is not touchscreen optimized, but the functionalities are there and they’re mostly very nice to use already. But the problem with the current Windows tablets (or any other tablets for that matter) is that they don’t have enough resolution for reading/viewing in portrait orientation. To display a full-page PDF document vertically without zooming and frequent horizontal scrolling, you need a minimum of 900 pixels on the shorter dimension.  This didn’t matter that much for regular laptops because you don’t ordinarily view a document in a portrait orientation on a laptop computer. But once the tablets enabled the portrait viewing, the demand for the higher resolution screen is just screaming out. Have you ever tried to view a full PDF document on one of the tablets currently on market? Does scrolling horizontally for *every line* you read sound like a good idea? I find it hard to believe that people are not crying out for this, but instead focused on some fine differences in the smoothness of a touch motion. “My tablet’s swipe feels better than yours…” 

  • Morgan

    Here is what I don’t understand. First off I am a MS guys through and through and carry a WP7.5. Why is it that Apple can design something that is elegant and sleek while everyone else designs products that are cheap looking and plastic? I am not a fan of their OS or software but they do create beautiful products. I see the reflection of plastic in this photo and the ugly ports and I have zero desire to buy this. I really hope the win8 slates improve on form factor.

  • J A

    I’m not sure who designs dell mobile devices but the Venue/Venue Pro designs lack elagance, so does this tablet. This is ahy they are opting out as an WP OEM.