Dell Announces Tablet And Other New Products
Dell recently announced the introduction of a 10-inch Windows tablet for release around the middle of this year. The device is for users “who need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability, and integration with existing infrastructure investments”. And according to Dell, the tablet is targeted for business users and will run on an Intel processor.
Dell surveyed more than 7,000 users during a the study over the course of 18 months using focus groups. This tablet is the result of the that study and one of almost 40 new products developed by Dell in its presentation held in San Francisco recently. Although the presentation revealed laptops, desktops, and workstations, it is the convertible tablet that will most likely be the star of the product line.
The tablet, named the Latitude XT3, is the successor to the hybrid laptop named tablet XT2. Convertibles are very interesting form factors because they provide touch-screen convenience and extra mobility. This mobility thrust is just one of the results of the special focus groups. The focus group reinforced the study by IDC which revealed that 30% of the world’s workforce will be mobile in a couple of years.
No details on price and released date for the tablet as of yet. The Latitude XT2 in tablet form sported Intel Core™2 Duo ULV processors and was less than an inch thick when detached from the keyboard section. The Latitude XT3 is powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2520 (up to 3.2 GHz) dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, swivel multi-touch display. It will include support for dual-digitizer and will come running on Windows 7 operating system.
Users also have an option to upgrade to up to 5 gigs of memory and a choice of SATA HDD or SSD storage options. The XT3 should be even thinner than its predecessor with features that rival or better other business tablets like Blackberry’s.
The Dell Latitude XT3 convertible tablet will also features enhanced security including data protection, remote data delete, a free-fall sensor to protect against drops and also support for pre-integrated Citrix and VMware remote desktop clients. Very cool tablet if you ask me.
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