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Dell Showcases 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet

Dell has presented a new 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet PC that runs on an Intel processor, a product that was part of a launch comprising of 39 new products, the biggest product launch in the history of the company.

The tablet, which comes with an inch thick bezel won't be available until the middle of the year and Dell only had a non-working mock up version of the computer to show to the press.

There will also be a 10-inch Android tablet which will use the same hardware; Cnet notes that none of them will be sold under the Dell Streak brand name.

The Windows tablet is likely to be aimed at the corporate market (possibly with a four-digit retail price) while the Android model may find life very difficult if it has to compete with equivalent ARM-based devices.

Windows-based tablets have inherent issues based on their legacy; Intel processors - even the latest Sandy Bridge ones - are not the most mobile-friendly due to the fact that they come from the desktop environment.

As for Windows 7 Tablet, it requires a significant amount of resources which makes the utilisation of ultra low power, more frugal processors extremely challenging.