Dell slashes its Windows RT tablet price by $200; XPS 10 now sells for $300

Despite paltry overall sales, Dell defends Windows RT

By , Computerworld |  

The 10.1-in. XPS 10 has a separate keyboard dock, allowing it to work as a laptop or as a separate tablet. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and Qualcomm's senior vice president of product management Luis Pineda said he personally uses the XPS 10 for international travel, noting it can run for 20 hours a day on LTE networks, is thinner with no fan, and boots almost instantly.

According to most analysts, the biggest failing for Windows RT machines has been its native email that doesn't support Microsoft's Outlook, although Pineda said that wasn't a problem for him.

The $299.99 price is for the 32 GB version of the XPS 10. The 64 GB version costs $50 more, or $349, instead of the original $599. Adding the keyboard dock increases the price of the 32 GB version to $349.99, which is a dramatic reduction from what used to add another $180. Adding LTE service still costs an additional $100.

This article, Dell slashes its Windows RT tablet price by $200; XPS 10 now sells for $300, was originally published at Computerworld.com.

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed. His email address is mhamblen@computerworld.com.

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