Dell announced three devices for the upcoming Windows 8 platform. The Latitude 10 tablet, the Latitude 6430u ultrabook, and Optiplex 9010 desktop look to appeal to a range of consumers.
Dell is building a range of Windows 8 devices, it revealed
Dell today unveiled three Windows 8 devices, aimed at all kinds of devices Microsoft’s upcoming operating system will use. It seems we’ve been waiting for the announcement of Windows 8 devices for a while, and now companies unveil them together.
Dell seems to be pitching the devices as combining interesting hardware with consistently good performance. Specifically dell aims the device at workers, focusing on security and management features along with performance. Dell said employees are looking at ways to be productive outside of work, but is bringing file encryption and Dell Data Protection.
The Latitude 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet of the bunch. It will feature the Clover Trail/Atom chip Intel is set to unveil September 27, as we reported yesterday. The tablet features a removable battery, UB port, and SD card slot. Microsoft didn’t allows SD cards during the launch of Windows Phone 7 but since relinquished its grip. Parculiarly, the device include a fingerprint scanner and a dock.
Picture: Dell Latitude 10 Tablet
Appealing To All Consumers:
Dell’s Latitude 6430u is a 14-inch ultra book with 8GB of RAM and up to 245GB f storage via SSD. Again, fingerprint-reading and removable batteries are included.
Picture: Dell Latitude 6430U Ultrabook
The Optiplex 08010 is the most traditional of the three devices; it used a 23-inch touchscreen, includes up to 16GB of RAM, and SSDs are also included along with regular hard drive.
Picture: Dell Optiplex 9010 – All in One solution
As for pricing? Well, we don’t know yet. Dell said on its tablet the pricing will be competitive with the iPad, and indicator of the market leader if there ever was one.
Dell’s devices will probably be the three form factors we see offered to Windows 8 users. The operating system has the unique ability to run on tablets and laptops/ultrabooks simultaneously because Windows 8 includes two versions of Windows. Whether consumers want to use two versions of Windows together, though, remains to be seen. We’re excited to see how consumers react. Personally I’m looking forward to using the operating system on a tablet.
Windows 8 launches October 26.