Yesterday, we brought some screenshots to you which had been uploaded by a notable tech website. The website had claimed that the screenshots were ‘leaked’ and that they purportedly pointed to the upcoming Windows 8 tablets that Dell has plans of releasing soon. The images pointed to two Dell Windows 8 tablets with different specifications. Now, PC Mag has stated that the images are not convincing enough.
PC Mag has a point when it says so. This is because the specifications of these Windows 8 tablets by Dell are not impressive at all. The detailed specs have been revealed of only one of the two claimed tablets, the Dell Latitude 10.
In the leaked screenshots, the Dell Latitude 10 has a RAM of 2GB. That is rather surprising because Windows 8 will be requiring at least this much RAM, if not more, to even run. So Dell will have to equip its tablets with higher memory so as to run Windows 8 smoothly enough and without any glitches.
PC Mag sums up the whole point in the following words, “To be fair, many entry-level laptops have specs similar to the Dell Windows 8 tablet–dual-core processors and 2GB of RAM–but they also cost only $300 or so. When someone buys a bargain laptop with hardware that just meets the minimum requirements to run Windows, they expect that performance will suffer.
Will users be willing to pay a premium to get that same mediocre system in tablet form? While there is no pricing yet announced for these Windows 8 tablets, it seems relatively safe to assume they’ll cost more than $300. In fact, I won’t be surprised if they come in somewhere between $700 and $1000.”
Dell really will have to do better, in terms of specifications as well as price tags, to be competitive in the Windows 8 world.
Source: PC Mag