Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet Review
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.