Dell Latitude 10
|Operating System||Windows 8.1|
|Dimension (in)||7.0 x .40 x 10.8|
|Resolution (px)||1366 x 768|
|Touchscreen||IPS LCD Capacitive|
Bluetooth v4.0; WiFi connectivity; Front- and rear-facing cameras; SD slot; USB port; optional docking station
|Battery Life||10.5 hrs|
The Latitude 10 is targeted at business users (although the basic $499 model aims more at budget consumers). With that in mind, it may be a good match for your corporate tablet needs, especially if they don't involve running high-stress apps or storing a lot of large files locally.
The Latitude 10 is Dell's first Windows 8 tablet - with the full version installed so you can run any program. It's primarily aimed at business users, but this 10.1in slate has several key features that give it a much broader appeal.
Weighing 1.6 pounds and measuring 10.8 x 7.0 x 0.4 inches, Dell's tablet is both larger and heavier than Acer's Iconia W510, which weighs 1.2 pounds and measures 10.2 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches. Strap on the Latitude's optional 4-cell battery pack and the Latitude 10's weight grows to 1.8 pounds, while its thickness increases to 0.6 inches. By comparison, the Microsoft's Surface Pro measures 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches and weighs 2 pounds.
The 10.1in 1,366 x 768 IPS display is bright, going right up to 448cd/m2 at its maximum setting. That is far brighter than the Acer Iconia’s 285cd/m2 result, and the Latitude goes on to deliver intense, accurate colours and a contrast ratio of 734:1.
Storage is one of the big challenges with Windows 8 tablets and the 32GB provided with the entry-level Latitude 10 doesn't provide a huge amount of headroom over and above a full Windows 8 install and you'll quickly find that your drive has filled up. A full PC replacement this definitely isn't.
The Latitude 10 has several IT and corporate-friendly features that differentiate it from the other systems in the tablet space. All-day battery life, corporate Windows compatibility, and extreme portability are the traits that make it our new Editors' Choice for business tablets.