Dell debuts new ‘convertible’ tablet


PC manufacturer integrates touchscreen, keyboard and dock in new tablet device, on sale in UK from December 2

Dell has introduced its new Inspiron duo ‘convertible’ tablet to the market, claiming an “industry first for design”.

The tablet has a flip-hinge design, combining a tablet touchscreen with the functionality of a keyboard and the “convenience” of a dock.

Dell is changing the shape of computing, with products that usher in new experiences and allow people to stay connected to each other and the content they love from almost anywhere,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s consumer small and medium business product division.

The tablet runs Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium system, and sports a dual-core processor with a 250GB hard drive.

It will be available in the UK on December 2 starting at £449 from Dell’s online shop, and for £499 with optional dock.

It will also be available via certain retailers for £479, although Dell refused to confirm them.