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Dell's Windows tablet codenamed Peju, packs Core i5

updated 11:20 pm EDT, Fri July 8, 2011

Dell Peju tablet to give speed, 8-hour battery

Dell's delayed Windows tablet has been given a codename and hard specs in an unusually vocal and detailed blog leak. Called the Peju or possibly the Latitude ST, the 10-inch slate would be an aggressive rival to ASUS' Eee Slate that eliminates some, though not all, of the weaknesses. Although it would still have a Core i5 processor, Dell Peju Insider claims the 5,500mAh battery would get about six to eight hours of real battery life versus just two for the 12-inch ASUS tablet.

The only defined trim levels should also get an uncharacteristically sharp 1080p display resolution, 4GB of RAM, rear five-megapixel and front 1.3-megapixel cameras, and a 64GB or 120GB solid-state drive. Expansion would be closer to that of a netbook with a pair of USB ports, both HDMI and mini VGA for displays, a microSD slot, and a 3G or 4G modem on at least some models. Dell's favorite N-Trig touch input would make its return and let the pro audience of the Peju use both multi-touch finger input and pens.

A companion dock would turn it into a pseudo-desktop with three USB ports, HDMI output, and even Ethernet.

The Peju would still be heavy and thick compared to an iPad or Android tablet at 1.9 pounds and 0.63 inches, but it wouldn't be relegated to Windows 7. Dell is reportedly labelling the tablet as "Windows 8 compatible" and could upgrade the tablet to the new OS without having to reengineer it.

A once-rumored fall release has now been narrowed down to October. Pricing hasn't been divulged but is more likely to hit $1,000 or more and target professionals. Dell, like HP, is believed to have relegated a once home-focused Windows tablet design to the enterprise after seeing how poorly Microsoft's current OS was faring in the market next to the iPad or even Android.







By Electronista Staff
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  1. SockRolid

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    +14

    "Windows tablet"

    Oh god, are they still trying to sell those?

  1. facebook_ReVi

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    sperm

    did dell marketer knows that PEJU is slang word for SPERM in Indonesia? or it is not for sale in Indonesia?

  1. very

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    +4

    Slang?

    @facebook_ReVi http://www.dictionaryslang.com/peju

  1. ricardogf

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    Huh?

    Same stupid-sounding names, same stupid end...the Peju will be as successful as the Ditty...does anyone remember it? I am sure Testudo still has one... ;)

  1. macnnoel

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    I think

    Dell is prepping these for the workforce, especially the government.

    Federal agencies are piloting iPads for use in their network now. The feds is largely depend on the windows/office combination, so Dell/Microsoft may just pull it off in the public sector.

  1. JuanGuapo

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    +4

    Ugh.

    I'm all for competition but that thing is fugly.

  1. admiralX

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    nope

    @macnnoel -- if you think Dell is going to get traction in the .gov sphere with that POS just because it runs windows, you're misunderstanding how enterprise IT in the public sector works. Just because Windows is in use doesn't mean that anyone particularly likes it. You'd be surprised at the interest in iOS in the public sector. We do like to use technology that works.

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  1. Hercules Rockefeller

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    comment title

    ipad = Cheaply made app machine with phone processor

    Dell Peju = very powerfull device that's capable of doing actual work unlike the ipad

    Steve Jobs = g** dude from california who takes it in the a** and tells everybody he has cancer when he really has aids.

    Apple fans = mindless geeks who like to be told what to do because they have no life of their own.

  1. ricardogf

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    Huh?

    Hercules Rockefeller = PC-loving nerd troll

  1. iphonerulez

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    +4

    After Dell sticks that

    bloated Windows Desktop OS on the tablet, they should be able to name it the Dell Lassitude SLO. I'm pretty sure this thing will be targeted to businesses for which it may be suitable, but I'm certain most consumers wouldn't touch that thing. For the most part, Windows desktop just isn't necessary for the simple things that consumers like to do. I know that Microsoft can't just give up trying, but I honestly think they're beating a dead horse trying to emulate a desktop computer in a tablet.

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