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Dell Latitude 10 review

7.3/10 AVG.

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The Dell Latitude 10 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The next wave of consumer-grade tablet computers that will hit the market will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows 8 software. And among them is the business-centric Dell Latitude 10, which features a simple all-black design and comes with a 10.1-inch 1366x768 touchscreen display. It’s very similar to other Windows 8 tablets in terms of specs. But is there anything that sets it apart from the competition?

At the bottom of this tablet, there’s a wide open port that could be mistaken for eSATA or HDMI-out. In reality, this is actually a proprietary port for charging and data that can be used for docking into an accessory for extra functionality. There’s also a full-size USB port on one of its sides, right next to the actual port for HDMI. And at the back, a bunch of obvious markings reveal the location of its most distinguishing feature: a fully removable battery.

Because it’s removable, users can carry around and use as many extra two-cell or four-cell batteries as they like. Underneath the battery is where compatible SIM cards will reside. The fact that the battery can be easily replaced is definitely a boon for productivity. Speaking of which, this tablet won’t be bundled with a keyboard like many other models with Windows 8 Pro. Instead, it can be plugged into an optional dock that gives it four extra USB 2.0 ports and a full-size HDMI port. Dell essentially wants users to bring their own mouse and keyboard.

For it to lack a hardware keyboard is odd since it’s a product that’s supposed to be designed for business use. While users can get wired or wireless keyboards quite easily, that puts it at a disadvantage when compared with devices that already have bundled keyboard docks. The rest of it is built to standard Windows 8 specs: there’s a dual-camera setup, a number of different wireless connectivity options, and support for all existing Windows 7 programs on top of all future modern Windows apps. The removable battery may be a godsend, but more valuable options are available elsewhere.

Need to Know: Dell Latitude 10

1. Comes with a fully removable, user-replaceable battery. (The Good)

2. Runs Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro software, which makes it compatible with not just modern Windows applications from the Windows Store but also all existing Windows 7 desktop programs. (The Good)

3. Does not come with a bundled keyboard dock for easy typing. (The Bad)

4. Uses a proprietary port for charging and data transfer. (The Bad)

Operating system
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Expert Reviews

The Dell Latitude 10 isn't the most capable Windows 8 tablet we've seen, but if you’re after Windows, its wide range of ports and outstanding battery life make it a much better buy than the similarly-priced Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. 

- Katharine Byrne, Expert Reviews
PC Pro

Despite the mediocre cameras, sluggish performance and a woeful case, there’s plenty to like about the Latitude 10. The huge battery and amazing stamina are enough on their own to justify the asking price of £521. We know of no other device capable of running full Windows software that comes close,...

- Mike Jennings, PC Pro
Digital Trends

The Dell Latitude 10 is a capable Windows 8 tablet that's hindered by slow internal components and a design that isn't in balance.

- K. T. Bradford, Digital Trends
Tech Advisor

Dell's first Windows 8 tablet is an Atom SoC soluton that's aimed primarily at business users thanks to a slew of security options, including TPM, biometrics, SmartCard and encryption software for local and USB drives.

- Serdar Yegulalp, Tech Advisor

Dell's light and flexible Windows 8 tablet is high on business features, but low on price-performance.

- Doug Dineley, InfoWorld

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Screen Size

The Dell Latitude 10's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Atom Z2760 Dual-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 30 WHr battery. Dell's performance ratings are 5 days standby time.

Latitude 10 Specs

Release date December 12, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Atom Z2760 Dual-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 30 WHr
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Magnesium alloy
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.8 x 27.4 x 1.0 cm (7 x 10.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 658 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 155 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Dell T05G

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