Dell has been experimenting a lot with the various ways of computing solutions in the education
field. The new Dell Latitude 10 Essentials could be the perfect answer for the IT departments at
colleges and schools to implement the Windows platform. Initially, the Dell Latitude 10 tablet
looked promising but the large price tag of $700 did not look practical; especially when the iPad 2
can be bought at $400.
With the new Latitude 10 essentials, Dell tries to close the price gap between Apple and its
products, while allowing full computing features on their devices. The 32 GB version will cost $499
while the 64 GB will cost $579. Although these prices are higher than the iPad 2, however you
are getting a powerful processor, the Intel Clover Trail Atom Z2760 running at 1.8GHz with two
cores and quad threading, along with a fully fletched desktop experience. However, the Latitude 10
Essentials will not support the Wacom Active Stylus.
Other specifications include a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The
processor comes with an integrated Intel Graphics with Media Accelerator for the display, which
is more than decent for average use. A 2 GB RAM provides enough memory to use office and
multimedia applications. A USB 2.0 port along with SD card reader is also a feature of the Dell
Latitude 10 Essentials. The frame of the tablet is made out of Aluminum with soft touch.
What the tablet is missing is an option for a removable battery. Moreover, other standard ports
today like the mini HDMI port, mini USB port and micro SIM slot are also absent. On the bright
side, Dell gives you an option to extend these features in your tablet with a special dock which adds
features like more USB 2 ports, HMDI out, an ethernet port and an audio out.