Dell has followed up the October launch of its Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet by releasing a new affordable model aimed squarely at schools and small businesses.
The Dell Latitude 10 “essentials” model retains the 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, the 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor and 2GB of RAM from the ordinary Latitude 10, but comes minus a swappable battery, connections for mini-USB and mini-HDMI and support for digitizer pens like the Wacom Active Stylus.
All of this has been done to bring the new model down to a reasonable price for schools and SMBs, with the 32GB model to be available at $499 when it debuts later this year. The 64GB version is available today and costs $579.
Each version runs Windows 8, thereby supporting new and legacy Windows applications, and does not require new mobile device management, according to Dell.
Optional extras include a $169 dock that offers four USB ports, a HDMI output and an Ethernet jack, and the DellSupport online and phone support service which gives users remote troubleshooting.