Early March, Dell announced that they would create a Windows 8 tablet centered on business and enterprise. Now a report surfaced from Neowin showing off its specs for the first time thanks to one their tipsters. Considering that the image says “confidential” on the lower left we can either assume this to be someone who has breached the NDA and embargo agreements with this wonderful Powerpoint presentation.
In any case, the specs seem legit. The processor is Intel so no Windows RT here obviously but it’s definitely joining the 10.1 inch club along the likes of the iPad and the plethora of 10.1 inch Android tablets such as the Motorola Xoom, ASUS Eee Pad, Acer ICONIA, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Toshiba Thrive and a zillion others. The graphics chipset also makes use of Intel’s Integrated Graphics versus NVIDIA’s Tegra series chipset which the later chipset would’ve probably benefited from the more standard 1366 x 786 resolution to which most Tegra chipsets work on. And on an entirely different note, there is an optional stylus for those who need to harken back to the Windows XP tablet days.
The business and enterprise side of it all comes in the form of its integrated fingerprint and a smart card reader which makes the tablet a bit thicker at 13.4 millimeters. That’s thicker than an iPad 3 which currently measures at 9.5mm. Mind you, iPad 2 was thinner. Additionally, there’s the obligatory dual cameras at 2.0MP (front) vs. 8.0MP (rear) for video chat. But, like other media outlets, what impressed us the most in the spec sheet was the swappable battery which can range from 6 hours to 12 hours, depending on which battery you go with.
But will this be enough for Dell to get a profitable size of an already crowded tablet marketshare from Android and iOS? Or has the tablet market still have some growing to do? Let us know in the comments below.