As soon as we learn about new Windows 8 news, whether it be rumors or real, we'll report it. At times, it feels as though we're some of the few who have been excited about the new operating system even before it was in beta. From the rebranding effort to Microsoft's download milestones, we've brought it all to you as it happens.
This week, we're back at it again as more Windows 8 presents have been sent, this time at the hands of Dell and a leaked picture from Neowin. We have the image and the details after the break.
There seems to be a spy in the ranks of whoever is working in the retail supply and distribution chain. A ninja has snapped an image of Dell's upcoming Windows 8 tablet specs. Granted, Dell has told us they were coming out with something for Windows 8 ever since they cancelled the Inspiron Duo and Streak tablet line but it's still nice to see something more concrete.
So, under the hood of this new 10" tab is an Intel Atom dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a solid-state hard drive up to 128GB, all being displayed on a 1366x768 resolution, which I know Avram Piltch is losing sleep over. Throw in your add-ons like a fingerprint reader and front and back cameras and you've got a pretty decent portable media device. However, even with specs like this, it seems that this would still run slow in comparison to some of the newer tablets that we'll be seeing hit the market soon. I do want to point out the removable battery, though. You can opt for the 2-cell, 30WHr version or upgrade to the 4-cell, 60WHr flavor, which should net you about ten hours of use.
From the looks of it, it appears that Dell may just market this one to the same business and enterprise users that wanted the predecessor, the Latitude ST. We learned that Dell may include added security packages with the purchase of this tablet, along with a TPM security system and Bit Locker support.
Granted, we could safely assume this tablet is just one of a dozen that Dell plans to release as well, so we will have to wait and see what happens and what actually ends up in the hands of customers. No word on pricepoint yet but we do know that a launch right before the holiday season of this year looks to be in order. Until then, we'll salivate over this leaked spec-sheet for a moment and then await the next sliver of the Windows pie that we can sample until we can get to play with the new toys.
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