Dell launches Latitude 10 Enhanced Security tablet

25 Feb, 2013

PC maker aims to attract businesses with Windows 8 device.

Dell has launched a security orientated version of its Latitude 10 tablet as the firm aims to kickstart the adoption of its Windows 8 device in the enterprise.

The Enhanced Security edition is the third configuration to be launched by Dell and is designed for healthcare, finance and governmental institutions, which need to adhere to strict compliance standards.

Key features of the Latitude 10 Enhanced Security include a 10in display, Intel Atom dual-core processor as well as built-in smartcard and fingerprint reader and a touted 20 hour battery life.

Dell claims its Windows 8 tablet is the most secure on the market, and that even Microsoft’s own Surface Pro device will not be able to challenge it.

“With the Latitude 10 Standard, Essential and Security editions we’ve got the most aggressive Windows 8 tablet platform on the market,” Neil Hand, global vice president of the personal computing product group at Dell told IT Pro.

“We want to make sure there is no range anxiety for users – Secure Edition has 20 hours of battery life as standard.”

The PC maker also claims the Latitude 10 is easier to deploy and manage than Apple’s popular iPads. Dell commissioned Principle Technologies to compare the cost of deployment, maintainence and the TCO over a three year period and its tablet was found to come out on top.

Dell will ship the Latitude 10 with the same services it offers for Ultrabook users. Dell will offer business evaluation and app development services – as well as the option to ship devices with a pre-configured image from the factory. 

Pricing for the Enhanced Security edition starts at £589.

For businesses which feel they can get by without the fingerprint and smartcard readers, the firm offers the Standard configuration for £469, or the Essentials edition has a base price of £391.

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