Dell’s Malaysian site had first given a sneak preview of their Latitude ST tablet last weekend, and though that has since been quickly removed, the indication has been all too clear. After having thus been pseudo-confirmed, Dell has now finally introduced the 10 inch tablet running Windows. Also, unlike its earlier 10 inch tablet offering, the Streak 10 Pro, the Latitude ST will be best suited for business users, including those involved with the educational systems as well as the health care industry.
As far as the specification of the tablet goes, the Latitude ST comes with a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 single core processor, a minimum of 2 GB of RAM, along with a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel LED display made up of Gorilla Glass. For storage the tablet has 128 GB of solid state disk.
The weight of the tablet stands at 1.8 pounds, which makes it heavier not only to the Apple iPad but most other Android tablets as well. Dimension wise, the Latitude ST measures 10.6 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches. The advantage of this tablet, though, is that since most corporate systems are connected to the Windows based network, it is easy for this tablet to connect up to them.
Providing the juice is a 4 cell, 30Whr battery pack, while for connectivity, the Latitude ST features 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It also has the option for going for 3G and GPS capabilities.
The OS would be a choice between Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate. Another feature of the Latitude ST tablet is the way it allows you to be set it up like a laptop with the help of a docking station.
Chances are that the final specification of the tablet would not be uniform, but would vary from region to region to suit specific applications and requirements. Further, there also should be the option to custom build the tablet to suit individual tastes.
There is no information available as yet as what the tablet will cost, at least in its base configuration.
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