Details on upcoming Dell Windows tablet leaks

The Windows 8-compatible Dell tablet may be launching this year with some of the most impressive specs for a tablet yet
Allen Ngo,

We last reported on an upcoming Dell Windows 8 tablet back in March when a product slide leak revealed a possible tablet codenamed “Peju” for an early 2012 launch. Now, a blog leak has given more specific info on the elusive tablet, which may officially retail as the Latitude ST.

According to DellPejuInsider, the 10.1-inch tablet may be coming with an Intel Core i5 CPU, an amazing 4GB of RAM, up to 120GB SSD, 2x USB, VGA, HDMI, microSD and 3G/4G capabilities. Impressive specs indeed, and that’s not even including the supposed 1920x1080 pixel resolution screen. Battery life is expected to last around 6 to 8 hours.

The leaked pictures of the tablet itself shows a separate docking station attachment as well, which will provide some of the connectivity features mentioned above including an RJ45 port. The docking station also mounts the tablet at a convenient angle for using on a desk with a possible keyboard and mouse setup. As for the chassis, the screen will be protected by Gorilla Glass with a rubber bumper all around the edges.

With such high-end specs, the tablet may be weighing in at a hefty 1.9 pounds (0.862kg) at launch with a thickness of about 0.63-inches (1.6cm). For comparison’s sake, the Apple iPad 2 comes in at a lighter 1.33 pounds (0.6kg) with a thickness of 0.346-inches (0.88cm).

The source is currently listing the tablet for a release as early as October 2011. While the final version of Windows 8 will likely not be out by this time, the Latitude ST would likely ship with Windows 7 instead, but with Windows 8 upgradability. Whether or not Dell will follow through is still anybody’s guess, as the source itself is still unconfirmed. Check out the blog here for the supposedly leaked photos and specs. As usual, however, take these rumors with a grain of salt.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-07-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.