The Latitude 10 Essentials would normally not warrant a headline right now, since it was actually released back in early January, but Dell revised it for a new market segment, so here we are.
The name of the new tablet version is Latitude 10 Enhanced Security, owed to the Dell Data Protection Access, a management suite for both the device’s biometric security hardware and third-party software.
Dell has thought about how high the chances of misplacing or getting a tablet stolen are, and how they make businessmen shy away from using them.
Better access restriction is one way to mitigate the risks, hence the new Latitude 10 Essentials tablet.
Besides the Dell Data Protection Access, the company has also added a Trust Platform Module, TPM for short, which checks for device integrity.
Then there is the BitLocket software, which can create encrypted partitions, and the Noble Lock slot, which physically seals the tablet.
Furthermore, Dell tossed in Computrace Support, which lets owners track their device in case it is stolen.
As for hardware, the newcomer has an Intel Atom Z2760 processor (dual-core, 1.80GHz), 32 GB or 64 GB of storage space, a 10.1-inch LCD (1366 X 768) and 2 GB RAM. There are actually different combinations to choose from, as shown here.
The Latitude 10 Enhanced Security with Windows 8 is the one priced at $779 / 779 Euro (64 GB) or $499 / 499 Euro (32 GB).
“Other tablets being deployed in business environments can cause more harm than good in the long run with unforeseen management costs and unsecure data protection and access,” said Neil Hand, vice president of tablets and performance PCs, end user computing, Dell.
“With Latitude 10 enhanced security configuration, our customers will be able to give their workers the mobility and productivity they want while having the peace of mind they can easily enforce and adhere to some of the most rigorous security regulations.”