Difference between Dell Latitude 10 Windows Tablet and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Key Difference: The Latitude 10 tablet is quite slick and light weight at 658 grams. The devices comes with a 10.1-inch IPS (1366 X 768) Wide View Angle LCD capacitive touch screen and is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet that was launched in May 2012. The tablets sports a Plane Line Switching (PLS) TFT capacitive touchscreen with approximately 149 ppi density, making the resolution on the screen not that great. The Wi-Fi model is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9, while the Wi-Fi + Mobile model is powered by 1.5GHz, Dual-core Krait Qualcomm processor.

Dell is a popular computer manufacturer, which has made a name for itself in the laptop and desktop market. However, the company is still trying to garner a name for itself in the tablet market. The company launched the new Dell Latitude 10 Windows tablet in the beginning of 2013, that claims to bring all professional and personal needs of the desktop and laptop to a portable tablet. The tablet runs on Windows UI and OS to make it compatible with almost all Windows desktops and PCs.

The Latitude 10 tablet is quite slick and light weight at 658 grams without the dock and only the two-cell battery, with the four cell battery the device can weigh around 850 grams. The device is quite easy to hold in landscape mode, while in portrait it is a bit bulky and awkward. The devices comes with a 10.1-inch IPS (1366 X 768) Wide View Angle LCD capacitive touch screen that provides a decent enough resolution; however, the device does fall short on pixel density compared to the top-of-the-line tablets. The device also provides adequate picture quality, nothing mind-blowing, but it’s bad enough to complain either. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass that protects it from shattering and small scratches.

The company has incorporated a number of ports for easy connectivity on the device itself such as USB 2.0, SD Memory Card Reader, Docking Connector, Stereo headphone/ Microphone combo jack, Mini-HDMI, Micro-USB charging port and Micro-SIM slot. The device also has the volume rocker and the power button on it in addition to all the ports. The device can be made into a laptop, similar to the other tablets in the category with a dock. However, the dock differs a little from the others and is only a plastic base with a metal support plate that stands at a weird angle and holds the tablet up. The dock itself houses four USB ports, an HDMI output, an audio-out jack and an Ethernet connection. The dock allows the device to support external keyboards and mouse that can be attached to the device.

The device is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 Processor with Intel® Burst Technology, making it quite fast and powerful for handling day to day functions. The tablet also runs a full version of the 32-bit Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro (depending on the pricing of the model), which means that a person can use it as a proper desktop and install own desktop software, run different programs as they would on a proper desktop computer. This makes the tablet very customizable for personal as well as professional needs. The device comes with a 2 GB RAM, which lacks performance compared to the Core i5 processors. According to many review websites, the system is best for simple tasks and limited multitasking. The system also is a bit sluggish, when shifting from portrait to landscape modes.

The tablet comes with two battery options: 2-cell (30Whr) Lithium Ion battery (swappable) and optional 4-cell (60Whr) Lithium Ion battery (swappable) for more power. The battery life is quite excellent and should last around 10 hours, according to Dell. The swappable battery allows users to get more juice out of the device by doubling the battery life. The tablet also comes in three different variants: $649 - Dell Latitude 10 essentials configuration - 64GB storage; $899 - Dell Latitude 10 - 64GB storage and $999 - Dell Latitude 10 (enhanced security) - 128GB storage. They have slight differences and added features that are available in the higher priced version; however, the hardware is the same in all of the versions.  The additional features in the high end tablet include fingerprint and smart card reader. The second and the third version come with Windows 8 Pro, while the basic one comes with Windows 8. Addition features in the two most expensive models are: Wacom stylus support, rear LED flash, micro-USB charging port, mini-HDMI port, micro-SIM slot and hardware TPM chip.

Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Samsung also needed a tablet for competing in the 10-inch tablet market. Lo and behold it launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which shares many similarities to its little brother. Similar to the Tab 2 7.0, the company launched two models of the Tab 2 10.1: Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Mobile. The Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Mobile are quite identical in looks and also have similar hardware under the hood. The only differences between the two are the processor speed, OS and the camera features. The two different models allow the consumer to have the choice of either having only Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Mobile capabilities and pay accordingly.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet that was launched in May 2012. According to many review websites, the tablet has been a bit of a letdown compared to the original Tab 10.1. The company has completely shifted the focus of the tab and has even downgraded some of the features. To some it is worth the price, while the others are willing to shell out a little extra if the features are up to mark. The company has managed to keep the slim and sleek design of the device, which is one of the many good features of the Tab. The chassis is plastic and is available in brushed Titanium Grey, giving it a metal look. The speakers have been moved to the front of the screen and placed between the bezel and the chassis, making it seem like the tablet has ‘ears’. This also takes away from the fluidity of the bezel of the screen.

The tablets sports a Plane Line Switching (PLS) TFT capacitive touchscreen with approximately 149 ppi density, making the resolution on the screen not that great. The company has managed to put excellent viewing angles on the device but it still has a lot of reflective ability, making it harder to work under direct sunlight. The Wi-Fi model is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9, while the Wi-Fi + Mobile model is powered by 1.5GHz, Dual-core Krait Qualcomm processor. Both the models offer 1 GB RAM. The device is a bit jerky in responding and is a little slow when switching between home screens. The Wi-Fi model comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the Wi-Fi + Mobile comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but fear not the Wi-Fi model is upgradable to v4.1. Samsung has also added a screenshot button to the soft buttons at the bottom of the screen.

When in landscape mode, the device houses five features on the top of the device: a volume rocker, microSD slot, power/sleep button, an IR blaster, and a headphone jack. The camera sans flash resides on the back, while a dock connector and microphone pinhole are at the bottom of the device. The device offers a 3MP rear camera and a VGA camera for video calling. The rear camera offers decent images, though they images may be grainy when not taken in adequate lighting. The Wi-Fi model offers various camera features such as: Shot Modes Effects, ISO, Scene mode, Shooting mode, White balance, Camcorder, HD Recording and HD Playback. The device also has video taking capability. The tablet is available with 16/32 GB internal storage capacity that is upgradable by 32GB. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 houses a powerful non-removable Li-Po 7000 mAh battery, providing a good battery life compared to many other tablets. The device comes with already loaded Samsung apps, while other apps can be downloaded from the Google Play.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from Dell Website, Sydney Morning Herald Website, CNet.com, the Samsung website, expertreviews.co.uk and GSMArena.com.

 

Latitude 10 Windows Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Launch Date

Q1/2013

May 2012

Company

Dell

Samsung

Size

274 x 176 x 15.9mm

256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm

Display

10.1-inch screen IPS Wide View Angle LCD capacitive touch

10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1366 X 768 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density)

800 x 1280 pixels (~149 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

658 grams/ 820 grams

581 grams (Wi-Fi only) and 583 (Wi-Fi + Mobile)

2G Network

-

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

-

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

4G LTE Multi-mode (Dell Wireless™ DW5806 for AT&T, Sprint and

Verizon Wireless) Option

LTE Dual-band:17 and 4

GUI

Windows 8 UI

TouchWiz UX UI

CPU speed

1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 Processor with Intel® Burst Technology

1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9 (Wi-Fi only)1.5GHz, Dual-core Krait, Qualcomm (Wi-Fi + Mobile)

GPU

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator

PowerVR SGX540

OS

Windows 8/ Windows 8 Pro

Android v4.0 (Wi-Fi) and Android v4.1 (Wi-Fi + Mobile)

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2760

TI OMAP 4430

RAM

2 GB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

miniSIM (WWAN-only

mini-SIM

Internal Memory

64 GB

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 128GB

Upgradable to 32 GB

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, light, compass

Connectivity

Wireless LAN + Bluetooth (Standard):

Dell Wireless 1536C (802.11 a/b/g/n 1X1) and Bluetooth 4.0 LE Combo Card

Mobile Broadband4 & GPS Options:

Dell Wireless ™ 5565 HSPA+ Mini Card Option

Gobi™ 4G LTE Multi-mode (Dell Wireless DW5806 for AT&T, Sprint and

Verizon Wireless) Option

EDGE, GPRS, LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB.

Data

USB, Wi-Fi, HDMI, SIM (Data only), Bluetooth

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, USB Host, Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Speed

1.5GHz HFM, 600MHz LFM

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 1X1

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

USB v2.0, USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP rear camera

3.15 MP

Secondary Camera

2 MP front camera

VGA

Video

720p HD video recording capability

Full [email protected]

Camera Features

Autofocus, LED Flash

Shot Modes, Effects, ISO, Scene mode, Shooting mode, White balance, Camcorder, HD Recording, HD Playback

Sound Enhancement

Stereo headphone/ microphone combo jack, integrated/ noise reduction array microphones

SoundAlive

Audio supported formats

-

MP3, AAC/ AAC+/ EAAC+, WMA, OGG (vorbis), FLAC, AC-3

Video supported formats

-

3GP, AMR, H.263, H.264, MPEG4,QCIF

Battery Capacity

2-cell (30Whr) Lithium Ion battery (swappable)

Optional 4-cell (60Whr) Lithium Ion battery (swappable)

Non-removable Li-Po 7000 mAh battery

Talktime/ Multimedia

Up to 10 hours

3G: 12 hours

Standby Time

-

3G: 26 Days

Available Colors

Black

Titanium Silver, White

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

No

GPS

-

A-GPS with GLONASS

Java

No

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Optional docking capabilities with external keyboard and mouse
  • Optional Wacom Active Stylus
  • External USB DVD+/-RW (optional)
  • Dell Data Protection | Access
  • Intel Platform Trust Technology
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)5 1.2 enabled
  • Chassis lock slot support
  • Support for optional Computrace
  • Compatible with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
  • Smart Unlock
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Downloadable Content
  • Samsung Media Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest
  • Samsung Kies/ Kies Air
  • Polaris Document editor
  • Samsung L!ve Panel

 

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