Details of Dell's upcoming Windows 8 tablet, the Dell Latitude 10, have emerged ahead of the slate's release later in 2012, tipping a continued commitment - for the moment, at least - to Intel. The Latitude 10 runs an Intel Clover Trail Atom dual-core, according to the system specs slide shared with Neowin, and has a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 capacitive multitouch display with an optional stylus.
It's not entirely clear whether that stylus is the same sort of rubber-tipped pen we've seen offered for tablets like the iPad, or a proper active digitizer pen as on Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1. Windows 8 will support the latter, though it will require specific hardware be included in the tablet itself.
Other specs include Intel integrated Graphics, 2GB of DDR2 800MHz RAM and up to a 128GB SSD. Connectivity includes WiFi and Bluetooth, with mobile broadband options, and there are twin cameras, running at 8-megapixels at the back and 2-megapixels up front. An audio in/out port and fingerprint scanner are also present.
Dell will offer an optional docking station for the 10.8 x 7.0 x 0.4 inch, 1.57lb slate, as well as two battery options: either a 2-cell, 30WHr pack or a larger 4-cell, 60WHr version.
No word on pricing at this stage, nor exact release dates, though a November launch has been rumored. Dell has previously said it intends to have Windows 8 desktops and laptops on sale the same day the new OS is available.