Dell's $499 XPS 10 matches price of Microsoft's Surface tablet

Dell added devices to its Windows 8 lineup, including the XPS 10 Windows RT tablet, Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet and Inspiron 15z Ultrabook

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Consumerization of IT, Dell XPS 10, tablets

"They are competing with not just the iPad, but also Microsoft's Surface tablet with RT," Rotman Epps said. "Any RT tablet that comes in above that [$499] price will really struggle."

Dell will likely sell more tablets with Windows than it did with Android, Rotman Epps said.

"Android just wasn't a product that people wanted to buy from Dell," Rotman Epps said, adding that Dell is still a strong brand, and Windows is a better fit for the company's hardware.

Latitude 10

The Latitude 10 is the Intel-based alternative to the XPS 10, and features a 10.1-inch IPS touch display with a resolution of 1366 pixels by 768 pixels.

The Latitude 10 comes with an Intel 1.8GHz dual-core Atom Z2760 (Clover Trail) processor, 2GB DDR2 of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

Also included is USB 2.0, an SD card reader, miniHDMI, microUSB, 802.11a/g/b/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a front-facing webcam, and 8MP rear-facing camera, and Windows 8 32-bit (Windows 8 Pro 32-bit is $35 extra).

Pricing starts at $650. An optional docking station with four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, audio out, and ethernet is available for $130.

You can also pick up a Wacom Active Stylus for $50 more or the Kensington KeyFolio case with stand and keyboard for an additional $74.

The tablet is targeted at businesses with features like a replaceable battery and x86 support to run legacy Windows applications, Dell's Gardner said. The Latitude 10 tablet will replace the company's existing business tablet called Latitude ST, which has an older Intel tablet processor and Windows 7.

Inspiron 15z Ultrabook

Those looking for a more traditional notebook can grab this Ultrabook: prices start at $750.

The basic specs for the Inspiron 15z include a 15.6-inch WLED non-touch display (a touch option is available), a 1.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor, and 6GB DDR3 of RAM.

Also included is a hard disk drive of up to 500GB, an optical drive (Blu-ray optional), a webcam, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, a media card reader, and Windows 8 64-bit.

Business PCs

Dell also unveiled two new PCs for enterprise users, but was short on details about the devices.

Nevertheless, business customers can now order the Latitude 6430u Ultrabook starting at $900 and the 23-inch OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One touch PC starting at $1,200.


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