"Jeff Clarke, senior vice president and general manager of Dell Incorporated’s business product group, has confirmed that the company will sell a Latitude Tablet PC before the end of year via a short video posted on Direct2Dell’s blog. Clarke mentions that the device is designed specifically for the education, the health care and corporate market place. During the video, he has what we can only assume is a prototype of a very thin Latitude Tablet PC that opens like a notebook but has a screen which can be positioned upwards to work like a traditional tablet. “We have done a lot of engineering that makes it one of the lightest weight, convertible tablets in the market place. We have spent considerable time working on the interface to make it easier to use where it has a leadership technology in its pen and touch interface,” said Clarke."
What took them so long? I hope they target it at the budget consumer who wants innovative technology but not willing to pay an arm and a leg, but at the same not up for sacrificing basic features and functionality to justify the cost.
Dell has been shipping some lousy hardware lately though especially in the notebook department and the recent consumer complaints are enough to make me wait a while before even buying a Tablet from them.
What I’m hoping for:
Core 2 Duo
1 GB of RAM Minimum
DVD Burner – but will sacrifice for DVD/CD-RW
Dedicated graphics 256 MBs
Taget price, $799 to $1000
Full support for Vista x64
Its time the Tablet come out of the niche market now and I think Dell might just make that happen. This Tablet from Dell looks sexy by the way. 🙂
Dells Latitude Tablet PC