Specs summary

Screen
10.1"

The Dell XPS 10's screen is 10.1 inches with 768 x 1366 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows RT operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
28WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 28 WHr battery. Dell's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 7 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



It's a shame that a perfectly decent device is bogged down by the still-glitchy Windows RT.

- Gloria Sin , Digital Trends 

Reviews summary

7.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 9 reviews

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)


What Hi-Fi

Not perfect, but the Windows 8 Dell is an appealing alternative to the usual tablet suspects

from What Hi-Fi
It’s a shame, then, that the sound quality through headphones can’t match that. It’s got enough clarity and bass weight to handle movie soundtracks reasonably well, but it’s too easily coaxed into brightness. That’s not to say we’re not keen on the Dell. Movie performance is very good, the app count is growing, and Windows 8 offers features that other OSes can’t. Give it a go... Full review
Tech Advisor

Basic Windows 8 RT tablet has great battery life

from Tech Advisor
The XPS 10 is a decent implementation of a Windows 8 RT hybrid tablet, though that isn't necessarily saying much. The run time with the dock is simply spectacular, however, and the versatility of the two-part design could make up for other shortcomings. Other than that, it's down to whether the form factor is right for you and whether the apps and software you want are available for RT... Full review
PCWorld

Its saving grace could be its innovative design, which features batteries in both the tablet and dock

from PCWorld
The XPS 10 is a decent implementation of a Windows 8 RT hybrid tablet, though that isn't necessarily saying much. The run time with the dock is simply spectacular, however, and the versatility of the two-part design could make up for other shortcomings. Other than that, it's down to whether the form factor is right for you and whether the apps and software you want are available for RT... Full review
Digital Trends

A solid tablet with a good feel and professional look to it thanks to its coat of soft-touch paint

from Digital Trends

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

PC Magazine

The XPS 10 can totally be the everyday computer that you carry everywhere

from PC Magazine

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

TrustedReviews

An unparalleled typing experience as clamshell convertibles go

from TrustedReviews
A cute and attractive hybrid tablet/laptop with a great keyboard dock attachment, good performance and fantastic battery life, the Dell XPS 10 is let down by the poor build quality of its tablet’s rear. Aside from that, there doesn’t seem too much reason to go for a Windows RT convertible when you can get a ‘proper’ Windows 8 hybrid for less, though the XPS 10 does offer an unparalleled typing experience as clamshell convertibles go... Full review
Expert Reviews

With ample battery life, but has some build quality concerns

from Expert Reviews
We think Windows RT is currently too limited to replace a laptop completely - simply due to the limited selection of apps on offer. Buty, if you're looking primarily for a tablet, then the Surface RT is stil the obvious choice, the XPS 10 is an alternative, but you should also seriously consider a full-blooded Windows 8 device such as the Acer Iconia W700... Full review
ITProPortal

It’s well-built, feels good in the hand and has a decent screen

from ITProPortal
As a standalone tablet, the XPS 10 doesn’t do a bad job. It’s well-built, feels good in the hand and has a decent screen. Unfortunately, it comes behind Windows RT, iOS and Android rivals on performance, connectivity and battery life, and does nothing to claw ahead of Microsoft’s Surface models at the same price points.  .. Full review
Cnet

A serviceable if unremarkable tablet

from Cnet
The Dell XPS 10 starts at $500 for just the tablet and runs you $680 for the tablet and keyboard with 32GB of storage. While it's a fine alternative, at those prices it can't match the value that Surface RT offers. However, those looking for a more laptoplike experience may find the XPS 10 a worthy purchase... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 26, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows RT

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB or 32 GB Flash
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 28 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time 7 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 7 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 27.4 x 17.7 x 2.4 cm
(10.8 x 7 x 0.9 in)
Weight 635 grams
(22.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1366 pixels
Pixel Density 155 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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 Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
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
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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