Dell recently pushed out a new press release which talks about their device launch plans, as you would expect they have a lot of PCs and notebooks planned, however I was most excited to hear that a 10-inch Windows 7-based tablet is forthcoming. You can read the entire press release on Engadget.
Apart from the 10-inch display, technical specifications are currently unknown, all we know is that it will be aimed towards business users and IT organizations, it will combine the mobility of a regular tablet whilst being able to integrate into a secure, controlled computer infrastructure thanks to its Windows 7 OS.
Previous Windows 7 tablets have been pretty unimpressive as hardware requirements are high and the Operating system is not tablet-centric, however chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm, Intel, AMD, Texas Instruments and Nvidia making serious advances with mobile processors which may mean we could soon see Windows 7 tablets which are thin, boast a long battery life and keep pretty cool.
As mentioned above Windows 7 is not designed primarily for tablets, this means that developers have to skin the OS to make it finger friendly, now that Windows 7 has been out for 16 months software experts have had time to develop, test and refine their own user interfaces and apps, this could mean that Windows 7 tablets will compete with their Android and iOS counterparts.
All this pulled together could well mean that Dell’s 10-inch business-ready Windows 7 tablet could be thin, powerful, intuitive, economical and secure, this will undoubtedly attract interest from network administrators who want tablets which can easily integrate into their existing networks, what do you think?