Sep 2, 2012
Since the introduction of Microsoft’s Surface to the geek world, it seems that manufacturers are now jumping to the idea of tablet-laptop hybrid. You can guess that this concept is focused in solving the inadequacies of using a tablet or a laptop to accomplish our daily tasks. But before Microsoft’s Surface pops out, Lenovo seems to be the first to introduce a tablet-laptop hybrid with their Lenovo Yoga. To go with the flow hoping to get a bite in the market share, Dell introduced the Dell XPS 10 tablet at the IFA 2012 trade show a few days ago.
For the uninformed, a tablet-laptop hybrid is a tablet that can also functions as a laptop by giving you full access to keyboard. This attempt to combine tablet touch-screen features with full functionalities found on laptop and desktop is directed towards a consumer who wants to enjoy the best of both worlds. The hybrid can be seen with either detachable keyboard or screen display that can be rotated or that can be fold to transform it to a tablet.
Similar to Microsoft’s Surface tablet, the Dell XPS 10 tablet runs Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system powered by an ARM-based processor. The 10-inch tablet is enclosed in a machined aluminum and carbon fiber featuring a Wide Quad HD display.
According to Dell the 10-inch display will soon be available with touch functionality and will feature 97 percent more pixels compared to standard high-definition display existing in the market. Additionally the 10-inch display is made up of Gorilla Glass so you can expect that you will be getting a durable display with the Dell XPS 10 tablet.
For now, Dell is not yet releasing any details about processor speed, pricing and battery related info. But Dell added that by affirming that XPS will feature long batter life and the ability for businesses to secure and manage the device on their networks. So we have to wait until Dell to release the complete details, but we will keep you updated whenever the information becomes available.
The Dell XPS 10 is the result of Dell’s response to the consumer’s needs and business customer’s conversations that is themed as BYOD or bring-your-own-device movement.
“With the growing trend of BYOD, we’re seeing traditional corporate policies on personal computer and application usage, as well as data security being turned on their head. By enabling flexible working practices and providing companies with the right tools, Dell is delivering this solution through a seamless, secure and manageable end-user experience that provides connectivity anywhere, any time — and access to work and life.” – Aongus Hegarty, president of Dell EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
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