Dell Makes Business Case for Enhanced Latitude 10 Windows 8 Tablet
Dell's introduction of a new Latitude 10 tablet with enhanced security features fits in with executives' efforts to make the world's third-largest PC maker into more of an end-to-end enterprise IT solutions and services provider. Announced Feb. 25, the new 10.1-inch tablet, powered by Intel's Atom Z2760 chip, includes a host of security features, such as fingerprint and smart-card readers that offer dual-authentication capabilities, which Dell officials hope will make it more attractive to such verticals as health care, government and education. At a number of recent events in various cities, Dell officials cited the security features, easier deployment and manageability, and Windows 8 as reasons the new Latitude is better-suited for business than Apple's popular iPad, a consumer device that is quickly finding its way into corporations among both executives and employees. Pointing to a study conducted for Dell by Principled Technologies, Dell officials noted that the Latitude 10 is up to 17 times faster and 94 percent less expensive to deploy in large enterprises than the iPad, saving about 580 hours in system prep and application installation. Here are the details in the eWEEK slide show.