Dell has a new tablet on the market, the Dell Latitude 10, but what kind of tablet did they release? More importantly what does it do that makes me stop and take notice? It’s pretty hard to get by on just flashy software and slick hardware when just about every tablet offers that in spades now a days. So is there any reason one should drop what they’re doing and pull out the cash for the Dell Latitude 10?
The Dell Latitude 10 has a 1.8 GHz Intel Burst processor and runs 32 bit Windows 8 with the standard, cheap Intel GPU. The only decently noteworthy thing here is the Windows 8 that is packaged with it, although it’s going to become more and more common as time goes on. Everything else is extremely standard and even subpar when it is compared to many of the tablets on the market today. This is coupled with 2 GBs of RAM and 32 – 64 GBs of storage, which is also extremely average and nothing special nowadays. The entire package weighs in at around 1.5 pounds. So it is a bit heavier than the competition.
That’s it; there are no gimmicks, bells or whistles, just a decent tablet that runs Windows 8. In many ways this tablet is actually hurt by how standard it is when you factor in that all the other tablets have their own shtick. The Dell Latitude 10 is left in the dust because it doesn’t specialize, so it has a lot of ground to make up. However, Dell did have an idea when they made this plain Jane tablet. The Dell Latitude 10 has one thing going for it, and it’s the price.
At only $499, the Dell Latitude 10 is the cheapest tablet to be using Windows 8 currently. Compared to a lot of the new tablets out, this is a pretty severe price reduction. You get a basic system for a cheap and affordable (in the tablet market, at least) price. So do the ends justify the means?
I think it does, at least in a small way. The tablet can be distributed to a wider margin of people thanks to the more accessible price range of $500. This would give people who have been wary of dropping $600 or more on a tablet a reason to get into the market, which effectively makes the Dell Latitude 10 a good choice as an entry level tablet. So while you will not be getting all of the really crazy stuff offered by the other companies, you will be getting a robust tablet well worth the price.