The Latitude 10 is Dell’s Windows 8 slate, which promises both performance and longetivity that pits it against the iOS and Android offerings in the market. Right off the bat, one can see that the tablet is well-designed, with a simplistic black magnesium alloy frame encasing all the sensitive bits, and everybody’s favourite protective see-through surface – Corning Gorilla Glass – adorning the front of the device.
To prevent the battery from dying on you during a crucial presentation, Dell has opted to equip the Latitude with Intel’s battery-friendly Atom SoC paired with 2GB of DDR2 RAM. The combination doesn’t look like much, but it gets the job done, whether it’s preparing spreadsheets or watching the occasional movie. Storage comes in the form of a 64GB SSD, keeping everything snappy. Do note that the OS takes already takes a significant chunk of the space given, so install only the essentials. Eye candy is powered by Intel’s integrated solution, and the touch display has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
Performance-wise, the Latitude 10 gets the job done, performing swimmingly during casual use. The speakers are sufficient, but don’t expect them to replace a dedicated setup anytime soon. Looking at battery life, the Windows 8 slate managed to survive for close to 7 hours, and you can eke out an additional hour or so if you’re just doing paperwork, enabling the Latitude to last as long as your normal work shift.
In terms of expansion ports, the tablets comes with the bare essentials – one USB 2.0 port, a microHDMI connector, an SD card reader and a 3.5mm combo jack. There is a docking connector, should you get a dock compatible with it, and beside it is a microUSB port for charging purposes, sparing you from carrying a multitude of chargers should you be out and about.
All in all, if you’re looking for a slate that runs full-fledged Windows, then the Latitude 10 is definitely up your alley.