Enterprise Mobility: Dell Announces 10-Inch Windows 7 Tablet, Previews 2011 Business PCs

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-02-09 Print this article Print
Dell Announces 10-Inch Windows 7 Tablet, Previews 2011 Business PCs

Dell Announces 10-Inch Windows 7 Tablet, Previews 2011 Business PCs

by Chris Preimesberger
Dell flew a large crowd of executives and staff from Round Rock, Texas, to San Francisco on Feb. 8 to stage a preview of its new business desktop, notebook and mobile PCs for 2011. In a launch event the company described as the largest in its 27-year history, Dell introduced 24 new computers. They covered the full spectrum of computing, from workstations to desktops to full-size laptops to midsize and smaller notebooks to tablets and, finally, to mobile phones. That's not all for 2011, however; Dell promised to launch 15 more new devices by the end of the year. The largest new product set involves the Dell Latitude notebook line, which has been refreshed with seven new machines. The biggest news of the launch, however, was that Dell plans to release an Android Windows 7 tablet with a 10-inch screen sometime later this year. Dell didn't provide any additional details about the new tablet, which will face stiff competition from about 83 other tablets, including those from Apple, Motorola, Samsung and Hewlett-Packard.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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