It appears that the upcoming Windows 8 tablet offering of Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) may not be too impressive if the recently-leaked specs are accurate. According to reports, the upcoming Windows 8 tablet of Dell will come with a dual-core Cloverleaf processor from Dell, 2GB RAM and an SSD of 128GB. Although the RAM and the internal storage of the device are bigger compared to a good number of tablets in the market.
The fact that it is an Intel x86 device has reduced its significance. Although a number of entry-level laptops come with specs similar to the Windows 8 tablet of Dell, these devices have a price tag of around $300.
In comparison a number of Windows-powered laptops and desktops have better specs compared to the Windows 8 tablet of Dell. Some of these devices come with a quad-core processor and a 4GB RAM while others can have more than six cores and 16GB of RAM.
With the leaked specs of the Windows 8 tablet, some industry watchers are speculating on how the device will fare in the market. Although the price has yet to be revealed, speculations have pointed to a possible price range of from $700 up to around $1000. This has resulted to questions whether consumers will purchase the Windows 8 tablet at this price range.
Although the Windows 8 RT tablets may come with specs similar to that of the iPad of Apple, these devices cannot run conventional Windows software and will not be able to link to a Windows network domain. This would make it necessary for the device to be offered at a more favorable price tag in order to make it more appealing to consumers in the market.
Since the Windows 8 tablet of Dell has yet to be released into the market, its performance in the market remains uncertain.
If the leaked specs are accurate, the company will have to work harder in order for the Windows 8 tablet to become more appealing to potential buyers of the device.