Back in October of 2012, Dell tinkered with its standard configuration on its Latitude line. From there, the company expanded the configuration options for channel partners and customers and will now offer tablets for Windows 8-ready enterprise customers, K-12 education customers and small business customers in its newly branded Latitude 10 essentials line.
The new tablets do not require new mobile device management or software licensing, supports new and legacy Windows applications, is compatible with Adobe Flash and connects with existing peripherals.
As with the other Latitude 10 configurations, the new tablet is framed in magnesium alloy and covered with soft-touch paint. It will also come with Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Latitude 10 is available with an optional productivity dock for in-office productivity with a traditional keyboard and mouse for desktop content creation activities. The full-size USB port provides connectivity to existing equipment and SD card reader to enable file transfer plus back-up when Internet access is not feasible.
Neil Hand, vice president, Dell end user computing products, said Dell’s heritage is one where it tailors solutions that empower end users to reach their potential be it in the office, classroom or hospital.
Mark Horan, Dell global education vice president, said the Latitude 10 essentials configuration offers accessibility features and personalized learning for educators, students, and parents. Dell designed this tablet with schools in mind to provide an affordable, efficient device that is a snap to manage and deploy while protecting previous investments in applications and other classroom devices.
The Latitude 10 is equipped with Instant-On and Connected Stand-By mode features. The new tablet is powered by Intel’s Atom system on a chip and can run Windows 8 Snap Mode, allowing students and teachers to multi-task between two applications, such as interacting with a remote teacher via Skype while taking notes in OneNote.
The Latitude 10 essentials configuration 64 GB is available starting at $599.