The latest Dell Think Tank was at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I listened and tweeted throughout. Guests at the table included students, educators, higher education professionals, superintendents, tech marketplace professionals and even a tech reviewer… or two. The audience also included some recognizable advocates for education and education technology change. I have to admit that listening and tweeting takes about as much concentration and energy as participating in the conversation. Actually, I felt that I was in the conversation. Good point for doing that sort of thing in regular classrooms. I may have missed some things, but not a lot, and I was really vested/involved in the discussion.
So, when lunchtime rolled around, I was ready for a short break. That didn’t happen. Dell wondered if I’d like to see something new. Anyone who knows me–knows that I cannot resist those offers. While I grabbed a bagged lunch on the go, I didn’t have much time for it. The new Dell Latitude 10 Tablet was waiting for me. Prying it out of the hands of Dell’s master of product planning, Tim Gee, was a challenge–it was his baby. I did get a chance to play with it under his watchful eye–it was quick, slim, cool and responsive with a removable battery.
Please watch my video interview and review–it is the First Video Interview for the Dell Latitude 10:
Here are the Dell Latitude 10 specs:
Width: 10.8” / 274.0mm
Starting Height: 0.4” / 10.5mm
Depth: 7.0” / 176.6mm
Starting weight: 725g with 2 cell battery
Display: 10.1” IPS (1366 x 768) Wide View Angle LED with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Capacitive 10 Finger Touch and Optional Wacom Active Stylus
Processor: Intel’s next generation Intel® AtomTM System on Chip (SoC)
Security:Intel® Platform Trust Technology, lock slot, optional hardware TPM 1.2, optional Fingerprint Reader and Smart Card Reader (available in January), optional Dell Data Protection | Encryption (available in January)
Graphics:Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (533MHz)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM (800MHz) integrated
Camera: Integrated 720p HD front video webcam/8MP rear camera, AF and rear LED flash
Storage Options: eMMC: up to 128GB
Power/Docking: 30 Watt AC Adapter, Optional productivity dock (4 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, HDMI, audio output, power input)
Connectivity: WLAN and Bluetooth, Mobile Broadband option
Battery Options: 2-cell (30 WHr) Lithium Ion swappable battery 4-cell (60 WHr) Lithium Ion swappable battery
Ports/Slots: Full-size USB 2.0, Full-size SD memory card reader, docking connector, stereo headphone/microphone combo jack, micro-USB charging port, mini-HDMI, micro-SIM (WWAN only)
DELL’S NEW LOCK for Tablets and Ultrabooks:
cross posted on http://www.royalreports.com/
Ken Royal is a teacher/education and education technology blogger/reporter, video interviewer, podcaster, education event news commentator with 34 years of classroom/school and instructional technology experience. His teaching accomplishments include: 4-time district teacher of the year, Connecticut Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Bill and Melinda Gates award for Technology School of Excellence. Read more of Ken’s work at Royal Reports.