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Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Specifications

Dell XPS 10 Tablet
Dell XPS 10 Tablet
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2
Display
10.10 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, Multi-touch function, capacitive, IPS, Edge-to-edge Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB SSD, 64 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, AGPS (with LTE and HSPA+ configurations), Light sensor, Sensor fusion, Micro-USB-Port, HDMI via adapter
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 274 x 177 ( = 0.91 x 10.79 x 6.97 in)
Battery
27 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2 cell battery, securely installed, non-removable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows RT
Camera
Webcam: Front: 2 MP 720p, Rear: 5 MP w/ autofocus
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, one microphone on the front and the back, Keyboard: Detachable keyboard dock (92% size of a regular keyboard) with dedicated Windows soft keys, trackpad for traditional input, Keyboard Light: no, USB-to-Micro-USB cable, HDMI-to-Mini-HDMI cable, fully detachable keyboard dock in a foldable design, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
635 g ( = 22.4 oz / 1.4 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)
Price
749 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 62%, features: 53%, display: 76% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 10 Tablet

88% Review Dell XPS 10 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Marathon Tablet. After Asus, Microsoft and Samsung, the spotlight now shines on Dell's Windows RT tablet PC. The XPS 10 proves to be a long-lasting performer which makes traditional notebooks look outdated, especially in terms of battery life. However, the offered performance comes at a high price.
80% Dell XPS 10 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The Dell XPS 10 is one of the finest Windows RT devices we've seen, and comes at an attractive price. However, it's certainly a secondary device that can only complement another full-form device. If you're looking for a proper, singular upgrade, a full-fat Windows device is still your only option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Dell XPS 10 Tablet (32GB, keyboard bundle)
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
The XPS 10 is a decent implementation of a Windows 8 RT hybrid tablet, though that isn't necessarily saying much. The run time with the dock is simply spectacular, however, and the versatility of the two-part design could make up for other shortcomings. Other than that, it's down to whether the form factor is right for you and whether the apps and software you want are available for RT.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2013
80% Dell XPS 10 Review
Source: Stuff TV English Archive.org version
As a mobile blogger's tool the XPS 10 is a much more flexible solution than a Chromebook, thanks to its ability to work perfectly well online or offline, and within that tablet/laptop middle ground it also beats Android hybrids for more serious, everyday jobs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS 10 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
A cute and attractive hybrid tablet/laptop with a great keyboard dock attachment, good performance and fantastic battery life, the Dell XPS 10 is let down by the poor build quality of its tablet’s rear. Aside from that, there doesn’t seem too much reason to go for a Windows RT convertible when you can get a ‘proper’ Windows 8 hybrid for less, though the XPS 10 does offer an unparalleled typing experience as clamshell convertibles go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Review: Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet and dock
Source: Reg Hardware English Archive.org version
For £629 – the cost of a 64GB XPS 10 and the dock – you expect a very well made and powerful bit of kit, and the Dell doesn’t disappoint. The screen performs better than the written specification would lead you to believe, but the bonkers battery arrangement will make for some moments of profound annoyance when you want your undocked tablet to work but it won’t for lack of battery charged. The problem with Windows RT is that it doesn’t offer anything that Windows 8 proper doesn’t – quite the contrary – which makes me feel it should be rather cheaper than it is, even if the hardware feels up to the price point. I rather like the XPS 10, but I’d like a Windows 8 Pro version for the same price even more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2013
80% Dell XPS 10 review
Source: V3.co.uk English Archive.org version
Judged as a rival for Android hybrid tablets or Apple's iPad, the XPS 10 has potential. However, we suspect many potential buyers will simply regard it as a 'failed' Windows 8 device, and look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 10 im Kurztest
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: good workmanship; good battery runtime; performance adequate
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2013
Solides RT-Tablet mit Business-Allüren und flinkem Prozessor
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN Archive.org version
Negative: boring and low performance in comparison to Microsoft's Surface RT
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2013
70% Review: Dell XPS 10
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Series:

Tablet computers are the craze nowadays. First popularized by Apple with their iPads, other consumer electronics companies began to bring their own versions to the table. And Dell is not going to miss out on their share in the emerging market.

Introducing the Dell XPS 10: As its name suggests, it’s a 10-incher, good enough for reading, watching videos, playing games and surfing the internet. For Starbucks-dwelling bloggers or writers, you can pay more for an attachable keyboard, which also extends its battery life, essentially making it a lighter, travel-friendly laptop. The design is sleek - black with silver edges; however the build feels quite plasticky and cheap. Its weight is comparable to the current iPad model. The internal storage space is adequate and can be expanded. Decent battery life, which can be made longer by attaching the keyboard. The screen quality is also a disappointment, especially compared to its competitors, considering Dell is associated with high-quality products.

While this does not happen to everybody, there are some reports out there that the tablet freezes after attaching the keyboard. This issue can be solved by removing and reattaching it - quite a hassle in our book. Dell seems to have some catching up to do, especially if they want to compete with the similar tablet-keyboard combo by Asus. If you are someone who needs to type a lot on the go, Dell XPS 10 with its keyboard should be in your wish list. However, if you want a tablet for other reasons, this might not serve you well.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Plus APQ8060A: High-End dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets with two ARM Krait cores manufactured in 28nm. Does not contain radio elements like GSM, GPRS, UMTS, or LTE (only WLAN and BT).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.10":

This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


78%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02- 5 (Update: 2013-02- 5)