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Dell Preps Core i5, Windows-based iPad 2 Tablet Challenger

Details of what looks like a Windows-based tablet from Dell have emerged online under the codename Peju and is set to be launched with a Latitude ST branding.

A Blogspot website called Dellpejuinsider published the claimed specs of the tablet alongside some black and white pictures of what looks like an internal presentation.

The Peju will apparently be based on an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM, a 64GB or 120GB SSD, a 10.1-inch 1920x1080 (full HD) screen with Anti-Glare Corning Gorilla glass, Windows 7 Professional (with Windows 8 compatibility), a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera with a five-megapixel rear one, two USB, mini VGA, HDMI, microSD and audio ports.

Connectivitywise, the tablet comes with Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth as well as 3G and 4G which are quickly becoming essential features on any enterprise-grade tablets. Accessories include a stylus, a Bluetooth keyboard and a docking station with three USB ports, GbE, HDMI and audio out.

It would be interesting to find out whether the tablet actually has a full HD screen; with a pixel density of 218ppi and more than twice the resolution of the iPad 2 and significantly more oomph, it is likely to make a splash although it is highly unlikely to be affordable like the Dell Streak 7, the only other true tablet in Dell's portfolio.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.