Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet Review

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The Latitude 10 is housed in a magnesium alloy frame that is covered with soft-touch paint for durability and grip. The screen features Corning Gorilla Glass for added toughness. The entire tablet has a black finish.

The Latitude 10 has the same screen size and resolution (10.1-inch, 1366 X 768) as the Acer Iconia Tab W510, but the Latitude 10 has a larger bezel and thus is a bit larger overall. Centered above the screen, you'll find the 2.0 megapixel HD front facing video webcam and an ambient light sensor. A slightly concave Start button is located below the screen in the center. This is an actual Start button, not a touch-sensitive button.

On the left edge of the Latitude 10, you'll find a security lock slot along with the volume rocker. The right edge of the tablet contains the audio connector, full-size USB port, and a mini HDMI connector.

The top edge of the Latitude 10 houses two microphone holes, full size SD card reader, power LED, power button, and a screen rotation lock button. The base of the Latitude 10 contains a micro USB port that can also be used for charging the tablet, docking / power connector, and a battery status LED.

When you turn the tablet over, you'll find the 8.0 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash. It's easy to spot the removable battery as well as the battery latch located near the base of the tablet in the center. You'll also notice speaker grills on both sides.

The optional docking station for the Latitude 10 measures 4.8 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 28 ounces. With the docking station, you'll get additional ports for the Latitude 10 including an Ethernet port, headphone/speaker jack, HDMI port, and four USB ports (one in front, three on the back side).

You’ll want to pay close attention when docking the Latitude 10 on the dock. You’ll need to align the connector perfectly (it’s easy to do if you’re looking at the tablet and dock) and then tilt the tablet back to rest on the docking station. When tilted back, the tablet is locked to the stand. It’s easy to remove the tablet with one hand by rotating the tablet forward slightly and lifting up. The dock works fine with both the 2-cell and the optional 4-cell extended battery.

The wireless keyboard and mouse combo Dell sent with the Latitude 10 also had a black finish. The mouse and keyboard share a single micro receiver that we plugged in to one of the rear USB ports on the docking station. By combining the Latitude 10 with the docking station and a full-size keyboard and mouse, you really get the best combination of a portable system along with the comfort and speed of using a full-size keyboard and mouse.

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