Difference between Dell Latitude 10 Windows Tablet and iPad

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. iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail.

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.

Apple originally launched iPad in 2010. Its launch started a new trend for tablets. iPad is a type of tablet PC, which was originally promoted as a cross between an Apple iPhone and iPod Touch with added capabilities of computing. However, it is not meant to be a replacement for desktop personal computers or laptops. iPads have computational properties that can do some tasks as laptops but not all.

iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display, that provides approximately 264 pp density. The screen has a scratch-resistant glass and an oleophobic coating that keeps fingerprints on the screen and the back. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail. It has a software structure more like that of a mobile phone. It also has a very simple user interface, which can even be easily operated by children. iPads are available with a memory capacity of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

The device runs on 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and has a 1GB RAM. The iPad has been called the best iPad of all the four generations. The iPad is powered by the new Apple A6X chipset. The device has a 5MP rear camera for taking photos and a 1.2MP front camera for video calling capability. The camera also has video recording capability and can record 1080p@30fps and has video stabilization. The iPad has a 42.5-watt non-removable lithium-polymer battery. The iPad is available in models supporting only Wi-Fi, or 3G and Wi-Fi. However, iPad lacks Flash, software that a number of websites use to display content. So, iPad cannot load these pages. This limits the web surfing experience. The fourth-gen iPad is similar to its predecessors, while it still has two minor and one major upgrade on it. The 30-pin connector has been upgraded to a smaller Lightning connector, while the front camera has been upgraded to the HD Status. The major upgrade is the new A6X processor that replaced the A5X processor on the third-gen.

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


Latitude 10 Windows Tablet

iPad (4th generation)

Launch Date


November 2, 2012





274 x 176 x 15.9mm

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)


10.1-inch IPS  Wide View Angle LCD capacitive touch screen

9.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors


1366 X 768 (~155 pixels)

1536 x 2048 pixels, (~264 ppi pixel density)


Corning Gorilla Glass

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating


658 grams

652g (1.44 lb)

662g (1.46 lb) for 3G model

2G Network


(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

3G Network


(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1460

4G Network

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

Verizon Wireless) Option

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1459

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460


Windows 8 UI


CPU speed

1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 Processor with Intel® Burst Technology

Dual-core 1.4 GHz


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator

PowerVR SGX554MP4 (quad-core graphics)


Windows 8/ Windows 8 Pro

iOS 6


Intel Atom Z2760

Apple A6X


2 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

miniSIM (WWAN-only

Micro-SIM for 3G model

Internal Memory

64 GB

16/32/64/128 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 128GB



Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, compass


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

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model (MM)

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

Data only

All Models

802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


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


GPRS, EDGE, LTE for Wi-Fi + Cellular Model


1.5GHz HFM, 600MHz LFM

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps


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

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


Bluetooth v4.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP


USB v2.0

USB v2.0, special lightening charger

Primary Camera

8 MP rear camera

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

2 MP front camera

Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi + Cellular


720p HD video recording capability

1080p@30fps, video stabilization

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Touch focus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection

Sound Enhancement

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


Audio supported formats


AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV

Video supported formats


H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

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

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

Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Talktime/ Multimedia

Up to 10 hours


Standby Time



Available Colors


Black, White


Email, Push Email, IM

iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM



HTML (Safari)






with A-GPS support and GLONASS




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
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Large text
  • Option to invert colours
  • Left/right volume adjustment

Image Courtesy: dell.com, pluggedin.co.uk

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