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Dell Reveals Specs For the Looking Glass Tablet 174

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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  • ergh (Score:4, Interesting)

    by nomadic ( 141991 ) <nomadicworld@gma[ ]com ['il.' in gap]> on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @03:53PM (#34690440) Homepage
    Why are all these ipad competitors doing 7 inch screens?
  • by roc97007 ( 608802 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @04:34PM (#34690966) Journal

    My company issues ipads, and after using one for two weeks I returned mine. It just wasn't a significant win in portability over my notebook, which does more and has SD and USB slots. I don't need to carry around yet another device just 'cause it's cool.

    If the iPad works for you, great, but appreciate that others have different needs. The 7" form factor will fit in a coat pocket, which means I'm more likely to have the device on me. That it's not made by Apple makes it more likely that it may have the I/O ports I need. A double win.

  • Re:ergh (Score:5, Interesting)

    by swb ( 14022 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @04:37PM (#34691008)

    I think you're right. IMHO, the iPad display needs to be higher resolution. And if they ever made a 12" or even better, a 14" version, I'd be all over it -- magazines at actual magazine size, and with "retina" resolution, pretty darn comparable to magazine look. And much improved newspaper layout as well and better web site browsing (still a tad too much zoom & pan).

    About the only other thing I'd also do would be more CPU -- I find some web sites with heavy javascript make typing and interaction laggy. OK, one more thing -- how about 128 or 256MB flash?

    Overall, though, I really like my iPad.

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