xps 12 Dells Windows 8 tablets leak

Details of Dell's upcoming Windows 8 tablets – although admittedly one is a convertible – has turned up online and it looks like Dell is planning on offering some pretty interesting hardware. Both devices are powered by Intel processors, so if you were hoping for ARM products from Dell, well then these aren't the Droids products you've been looking for.

Details of Dell's upcoming Windows 8 tablets – although admittedly one is a convertible – has turned up online and it looks like Dell is planning on offering some pretty interesting hardware. Both devices are powered by Intel processors, so if you were hoping for ARM products from Dell, well then these aren't the Droids products you've been looking for.

First up we have the Latitude 10 tablet which is an Intel Atom N2x00-series powered device with 2GB of LP DDR2 memory and up to 128GB of storage in the shape of an eMMC SSD. Note that eMMC is generally slower than SATA, due to a more restrictive bus, although the advantage has been the single chip packaging, but this is also available for the SATA interface these days.

latitude 10 Dells Windows 8 tablets leak

Other features of the Latitude 10 includes a 1366×768 10.8-inch display with capacitive multi-touch and an optional stylus, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, optional 3G/4G connectivity, a headset jack, a micro USB port, a rear 8Megapixel camera and a front 2Megapixel camera. As this is a “business tablet” there's also support for TPM, an optional fingerprint scanner and/or smart card reader and various other data protection options, although some of these features might not be available at launch.

The Latitude 10 weighs in at 710g with its standard 2-cell battery, although an optional 4-cell battery takes this up to 740g. The batteries are rated at 30 and 60Whrs, with the smaller battery said to deliver 6-8h of usage and the larger battery offering 10-12h. . Dell will also offer an optional docking station and an auto/air power adapter. No word on pricing or actual launch dates, but we should find out about that in due time.

More interesting then is the XPS 12 which should launch towards the end of this year, it borrows heavily from the Dell Duo design as it sports a display that can be rotated inside its frame. It's said to sport an aluminium and carbon fibre chassis, weigh in at 1.4kg and be 8-20mm thick. Nothing really mind-blowing so far, but it does have one feature in the slide that made us interested.

xps 12 Dells Windows 8 tablets leak

The XPS 12 is said to have a 12.5-inch full HD 1920×1080 touch screen display with edge to edge Gorilla glass. For a device with a touch screen, having Gorilla glass makes a lot more sense than on the notebooks we've seen to date which features it on non-touch screens. It's also clear that the XPS 12 sports an Ivy Bridge CPU of some kind due to the inclusion of Intel Rapid Start and Smart Connect technology. Sadly that's all we know so far, but hopefully more details will turn up in the not to distant future.

Source: Neo Win, Neo Win