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Dell Reveals Specs For the Looking Glass Tablet 174

Posted by CmdrTaco
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adeelarshad82 writes "Dell hasn't officially unveiled its Looking Glass tablet, but it's on record at the FCC. The spec sheets reveal a device with a 7-inch screen, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, and an SD card slot. The Looking Glass will likely be announced at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is sure to have no shortage of new tablets. Dell filed the documents for device approval by the FCC on December 17. The Looking Glass is expected to be one of the first devices to pack an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a powerful chip for mobile devices that can support both typical functions (like e-mail and Web browsing) as well as advanced graphics — all while preserving battery life."
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Dell Reveals Specs For the Looking Glass Tablet

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  • Re:ergh (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @03:56PM (#34690474)

    The 10" screen makes it difficult for them to hit a competitive price point with the iPad.

  • Re:ergh (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Joehonkie (665142) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @04:07PM (#34690626) Homepage
    Yes, because people who want a different product from the one you want are obviously not geniuses like you. 10" is not what I want in a tablet at all.
  • Re:ergh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by dhovis (303725) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @04:21PM (#34690810)
    Because, believe it or not, Apple came in at a price point that nobody could match without Apple's sales volume. The only way to under cut Apple's price is to reduce the screen size. By half, it turns out (7^2 = 49, 10^2 =100).
  • Re:ergh (Score:3, Insightful)

    by AK Marc (707885) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @05:21PM (#34691446)
    So Apple sell a netbook with no keyboard and an ARM CPU for twice the price of a netbook and no-one can compete with it on price?

    It has a keyboard. It's on-screen. And no other netbook comes close. There's no Microsoft OS designed for touch input (there are some that "support" it, but not designed for it). Same with Linux, but there are some netbook versions out there getting better. So, just from the point of a netbook with a usable touchscreen, there is nothing out there in that price range.

    But no, rather than evaluating it based on the market's opinion, you imply that your opinion on what's competitive is correct and evaluate it that way. If you were right, then the netbooks that come with a big, heavy keyboard, hinges, greater weight, greater size and all that which are cheaper would have been flying off the shelves before the iPad got here. They didn't, so you are demonstrably wrong. They can't be competitors if people still aren't buying them at half the price. But rather than actually thinking about it, you assert it to be some fanboyism or irrationality and that you are right and every other person on the entire planet is wrong.
  • by Lunix Nutcase (1092239) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @05:47PM (#34691724)

    That's funny because before the iPad came out all Slashdotters could do was point out how the iPad was nothing new and how tablets had been around for ages, etc etc. And now that the iPad has pretty much owned the entire market the excuse is that "there are no viable competitors". Would it kill you people to admit you were wrong about the iPad and it's likely success? This is like the failed Slashdot predictions about the potential success of the iPod and iPhone all over again.

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