Dell Launches New 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet


Dell unveiled a 10 inch Windows 7 based tablet at the “Dell Means Business” event organized by the company in San Francisco this Tuesday. The tablet was one of the 39 products that Dell intends to release in the near future.

The company said that the Windows-based tablet was targeted at those “who need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability, and integration with existing infrastructure investments.” The Windows 7 based tablet will be powered by an Intel processor and will be released by the middle of this year.

Explaining the need for a Windows-based tablet, Steven Lalla, vice president and general manager of Dell’s commercial client product group, said that businesses tend to prefer Windows as their entire infrastructure was based on Microsoft’s Windows platform. However, he added that Dell’s forthcoming 10-inch tablet PC would also have an Android-based version, currently called the “10-inch Android Tablet.”

Some of the other new products announced at the “Dell Means Business” event include laptops, desktops, workstations, and a convertible tablet, the Latitude XT3 (a follow-up to the laptop/tablet hybrid XT2).  The updated Latitude E5000 laptops come with more powerful core processors, expanded memory and better graphics options.  They also come equipped with hard-drive accelerometers and added features like remote data management.

Dell also introduced new three new OptiPlex desktops. The desktops will start retailing at $650 and will be based on the Intel vPro processors. They will also be compatible with the desktop visualization line-up and will allow users easy access to hardware components (the back will be easily removable).

Dell also clarified that none of these forthcoming releases will be affected by the Cougar Point SATA flaw discovered recently in Intel’s Cougar Point Sandy Bridge-compatible chipset. All the announced releases will feature an updated version of Intel’s chipset and will be problem-free.

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