Dell Drops Cheap Windows RT Tablets

/ 3 years ago


According to Dell has ditched one of its affordable Windows RT offerings – the $299 XPS 10. Since its introduction at a price of $499 last October the price of the Dell Windows RT tablet has fallen continously due to very weak demand. Dell is now only offering the Dell XPS 10 bundled with a keyboard for $479 and upwards on its businesses website.

Dell declined to comment on dropping the standalone versions of their Windows RT tablets but analysts have commented that Dell is now targeting business customers and sees the bundle as the only way to go to offer a functional tablet. Both the 32GB and 64GB tablets will come with an identical price point of $479 which is apparently due to a steep discount rate for the higher model.

As a specifications recap Dell’s Windows RT powered XPS 10 tablet uses a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 10.1 inch display with 1366 by 768 resolution, comes bundled with a keyboard docking station and comes with either 32 or 64GB of storage. LTE options are available too for a steeper price.

Analysts have commented that bundling the Dell Windows RT tablets with their accessories and knocking the price down is Dells way of clearing Windows RT inventories before possibly pulling out of the Windows RT tablet market. Lenovo, ASUS and Samsung have all already exited.

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