Dell's approach to combat the iPad and Android tablets has thus far been to sit back, watch, and wait. Looks like it's about done watching because pics of its 10.1-inch 'Peju' tablet running Windows 7 have already slipped out.
Nope, it's not one of those snazzy Windows 8 tablets, and even Engadget's not sure if it's just a prototype or not, but from what we have learned, the device has 2GB of RAM, a USB port, HDMI, memory card slot, and supports a stylus.
Add those on top of the rumored specs leaked out in July that include an Intel Core i5 processor, 64/128GB SSD, 5-megapixel rear cam, 1.3-megapixel front cam, 3G/4G wireless and the Peju tablet starts to sound good — on paper.
Important factors like battery life, standby time and screen responsiveness could easily ruin the tablet before it even ships.
Outside of its Streak brand of tablets, Dell hasn't really jumped into competing against the iPad.
HP tried with its webOS-powered TouchPad and it didn't turn out so well. Sony released its own different Tablet S last month, but reviews have been lukewarm and Samsung's tablets are seeing trouble even getting onto store shelves.
Can Dell move in for a direct shot at the iPad? We love the direction Windows 8 is moving for touchscreen devices, but we're going to say the Peju won't stand a chance if it's merely running the desktop version of Windows 7 tablet with touchscreen controls. Peju sounds like a PC tablet from the year 2000. And those didn't end up doing too well.