For a limited time, Dell has cut the price of its only Windows RT device, the XPS 10, to £499, that’s a nine per cent discount. The tablet-cum-ultraportable device was unveiled at IFA 2012 in Berlin a few months ago and caught our eye because it looked a lot like a Windows RT version of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
Featurewise, it shares a lot of features with the Surface RT. There’s a dual-core system-on-chip, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, a 10.1in 1,366x768 pixels touchscreen display, a 2-cell 28Whr battery, a microSD card slot, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, a rear 5-megapixel one, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, microUSB, microHDMI and a docking station that transforms in into a fully-fledged laptop.
It’s worth noting as well that this keyboard dock comes with a proper touchpad and the combined weight of the device is only 1.3Kg.
The XPS10 is the only Windows RT device that we know of that comes with a dual-core SoC rather than a quad-core one like the Microsoft Surface RT or the Lenovo Yoga 11. Note that there is also an LTE version of the tablet on sale in the US.