- Gloria Sin , Digital Trends
It's a shame that a perfectly decent device is bogged down by the still-glitchy Windows RT.
The Dell XPS 10 is an attempt at a hybrid Windows 8 RT computer that is both a tablet and a portable laptop. Although it runs smoothly, thanks to the dual core processor, it doesn’t quite match up to competitors, even other hybrids.
Gloria Sin from Digital Trends comments that the XPS 10 is “Heavy for a mobile device”. Indeed, at 635 g (1.40 lb), its heavier than more functional and lighter Ultrabook alternatives. Another downside is that it only runs Windows 8 RT. This means that it will not work with full-featured desktop software like Photoshop.
On the plus side, the XPS 10 has a nice 10 inch display and “one of the longest battery life test results we've seen” according to PCMag’s Joel Santo Domingo.
With such limited functionality, this model is more tablet than laptop. And, if a Windows RT tablet is all you need, there are plenty of cheaper, tablet only alternatives out there.
The Good: Impressive battery life and a comfortable keyboard dock.
The Bad: Heavier and less functional than some alternatives.
Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)
Not perfect, but the Windows 8 Dell is an appealing alternative to the usual tablet suspects
Basic Windows 8 RT tablet has great battery life
Its saving grace could be its innovative design, which features batteries in both the tablet and dock
A solid tablet with a good feel and professional look to it thanks to its coat of soft-touch paint
If you’re not scared off by Windows RT, Dell’s new XPS 10 is a solid tablet with a good feel and professional look to it thanks to its coat of soft-touch paint. We were impressed by how easily the Windows RT device recognized everything we threw at it – from plugging in a USB mouse to hooking up an HDTV via HDMI to side-loading movies with a microSD card. The XPS 10′s combination of touchscreen and physical keyboard was what made Windows RT usable. There’s no way we could do a substantial amount of typing on just the tablet and its virtual keyboard. It’s a shame that a perfectly... Full review
The XPS 10 can totally be the everyday computer that you carry everywhere
If you think you need to carry all of your digital files with you at all times, stop reading this and go read a review for a more power user-oriented system. Still here? Okay, the Dell XPS 10 has one of the longest battery life test results we've seen. You can use this convertible tablet on the longest flight in the world, and still have battery power left over to check your email when you land. An even better use would be for a busy student or business corridor nomad who rarely has a chance to plug in: 20+ hours of battery life means that you can stay connected all day and well into the ni... Full review
An unparalleled typing experience as clamshell convertibles go
With ample battery life, but has some build quality concerns
It’s well-built, feels good in the hand and has a decent screen
A serviceable if unremarkable tablet
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