Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet Review - HotHardware

Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet Review

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Next, we'll take a look at how the Dell Latitude 10 tablet compares to other tablets by running and examining a few benchmarks that are currently available. Because this system combines the portability of a tablet with Windows 8, we will compare the Latitude 10 to both ultrabooks and tablets.

SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic Benchmarks: CPU & RAM

We began our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, File System).

 
SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks


 
SANDRA Memory and File System Benchmarks

As you can see, the dual-core Z2760 earns third place but holds its own compared to other Atom processors in the Processor Arithmetic test. In the Multi-Media test, the Z2760 in the Latitude 10 again earns the third spot and performs well in comparison to the competition. When looking at the Memory Bandwidth and File System Bandwidth tests, the story is very similar: The Latitude 10 may not earn the top spot, but it's not far behind the competition either. Given that the Latitude 10 has very similar hardware specifications as the Acer Iconia W510, we weren’t surprised to see similar results between the tablets.

PCMark 7
General Application and Multimedia Performance

Futuremark’s PCMark 7 is a well-known benchmark tool that runs the system through ordinary tasks, including word processing and multimedia playback and editing. Graphics and processor power figure prominently in this benchmark, but graphics power doesn’t play as big a role here as it does in another Futuremark benchmark, 3DMark (which is designed for testing the system’s gaming capabilities).

 

We didn’t expect the Latitude 10 to compete with Ultrabooks in PCMark 7 but we did throw in Toshiba's lower-end Core i3 powered machine, just for reference. However, it is interesting to compare the Latitude 10 to the similarly-equipped Iconia W510. In looking at these two machines side-by-side, you can see that the Latitude 10 outscored the Iconia W510 and Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 by a small margin.

SunSpider and Rightware BrowserMark
JavaScript and HTML5 Browser Testing

SunSpider measures JavaScript performance, which is very common workload for web applications and sites when browsing the Internet.  It's also one of the few cross-platform benchmarks we can use to measure performance, though it is dependent on hardware, operating system and browser performance.

 

Dell’s Latitude 10 earns a respectable score in the SunSpider test, taking its place among other systems in the upper half of the chart. However, you’ll notice the similarly-equipped Samsung ATIV 500T and Acer Iconia W510 outscore the Latitude 10.

 

Not too long ago, Rightware created a newer generation of its BrowserMark benchmark that uses a new scoring scale. As a result, our comparison systems are a bit more limited and we've included a couple of smartphones in the mix here, just for reference.

 

Even though Rightware said our browser was superior to 14% of all desktop browsers, the Latitude 10 scored well in this test if you compare it to many of the mobile devices we have for comparison. The Latitude 10 managed to score a few more points than the Iconia W510 which is the only other Windows 8 device in this chart.

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does the ddr2 ram hold it back at all?

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Yeah kinda surprised about that too. I didn't think that stuff was still available in quantities large enough for a OEM to bother with.

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ATOM SoC's are using the same LP-DDR2 RAM and eMMC storage as ARM devices use!

Samsung announced the production of the Industry’s first 2GB LPDDR3 Mobile Memory, Using 30nm-class Technology, back in September 2012... So unlike the PC market, the mobile market is still waiting to transition to DDR3...

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Why only 2GB memory and USB2 instead of USB3? How much is saving for the company?

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They need more mone for developing something new. So old parts are cheaper.

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