The Dell Latitude 5285 is official: another 2-in-1 tablet with a Surface look
January 4, 2017 at 10:05
In case there was any doubt about what it will take during 2017, Dell has put on the market another (one more and many go) hybrid tablet inspired by the design of the Microsoft Surface. It seemed complicated a few years ago that he ended up triumphing in this way a product line that lived such a fiasco in his debut, however, while few copy the iPad, the tendency of manufacturers who are launched to imitate those of Redmond is abundant. The Dell Latitude 5285 It is the last example.
It seems that today there is no manufacturer on the platform Windows that has not looked for a concept similar to that of the Surface. This is an important recognition for Microsoft, a firm that without being a specialist in the hardware invoice has forged a product of 10. The problem is that the copies can neutralize themselves and in the end only the original will remain as a reference within the market. As a real alternative to Surface Pro 5, maybe we should look at Samsung and its Galaxy TabPro S2, in Lenovo Yoga or low cost, which propose something different.
Dell Latitude 5285: technical features
This new tablet from Dell, after its expected version in convertible notebook XPS 13It has left us somewhat cold. It is not that it is a bad product, quite the opposite, but it is not very original at this point. The technical sheet tells us the following: 12.3 inch with Full HD resolution and 3: 2 ratio, Intel processor Kaby lake with Intel HD Graphics 620, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage (in its more advanced variants).
The operating system is Windows 10 and given that it is a device dedicated to the professional field, there are some security settings that reinforce that condition, such as a fingerprint reader, personal card reader and specific software preinstalled. As soon as the connectivity we will have a USB 3.0, two USB type C, slot for microSD and Micro SIM.
The Dell XPS 13 convertible, with touch screen, to be presented this week
Dell Latitude 5285: Price and Availability
For now there is no data for Europe, but we know that this Dell Latitude 5285 will arrive in the United States on February 28th from 900 dollars. The keyboard, however, is advertised as "optional", so we understand that it is not included in the price.
We will have to look more closely at this 2 in 1, but taking into account the detail of the keyboard and that the screen is somewhat lower than that of the Lenovo Miix 720 presented yesterday, and well below what is expected in the Surface Pro 5, we understand that your options are going to be limited, even though Dell Count on a large number of faithful.