75

conclusion:Wait to buy

75 March 11th 2013 5:22 pm

The XPS 10 has a lot going for it, including a reasonable price, very good battery life, and a good keyboard dock. PC Mag calls it "one of the better RT tablets we've seen so far" and calls its 20-hour battery life "insanely long." PC World likes the XPS 10's "innovative design" which includes batteries in both the dock and display (hence that 20-hour battery life). However, as with other tablets powered by Windows RT, our advice is still to wait and see if the operating system garners enough developer support to give it a viable future. For now, if you want a solid, affordable Windows tablet/keyboard combo, your best bet is the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, which costs more than the XPS 10, but runs the full version of Windows 8, rather than RT.

Critic reviews

7.1
12 reviews
  • Features
    6.9
  • Display
    7.3
  • Battery life
    9.1
  • Ease of use
    6.9
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.3
  • Durability
    6.6

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User reviews

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8.0
PC Mag Feb 22, 2013

If you need insanely long battery life and your critical "Windows compatibility" needs are limited to Office documents, then you can get a Windows RT tablet like the Dell XPS 10. It's one of the better RT tablets we've seen so far, and our new Editors' Choice for Windows RT tablets.

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7.0
CNET Jan 29, 2013

The Dell XPS 10 is a valiant effort at a Windows RT tablet but doesn’t pack enough value into its base package to favorably compete with the Surface RT.

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7.0
PC World Mar 7, 2013

Dell's clever Windows 8 RT convertible tablet delivers sensational run time from its dual batteries, but performance feels sluggish.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Feb 22, 2013

A cute and attractive hybrid tablet/laptop with a great keyboard dock attachment, good performance and fantastic battery life, the Dell XPS 10 is let down by the poor build quality of its tablet’s rear.

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6.0
Digital Versus Feb 7, 2013

Dell took few risks with this sober design. The XPS 10 suffers from the shortcomings of its OS (Windows RT), as well as spots of technological shakiness and optimization flaws. On the positive side, it has a great keyboard, lots of connectivity and good battery life.

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6.0
TechRadar Apr 10, 2013

The Dell XPS 10 is one of the finest Windows RT devices we've seen, and comes at an attractive price. However, it's certainly a secondary device that can only complement another full-form device.

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8.0
Notebookcheck Feb 13, 2013

The Dell XPS 10 is an interesting tablet PC, which has many impressive qualities. The great workmanship of the tablet and seamlessly installed glass touchscreen will delight the user.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Feb 15, 2013

The plastic construction of the XPS 10 doesn’t feel as high quality as the Microsoft device, but the superior keyboard dock and stunning combined battery life make it a better choice if you're looking for a modern take on a netbook as much as a tablet.

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8.0
The Next Web Feb 12, 2013

If I were buying a Windows RT tablet today, I’d seriously consider the XPS 10 over the Surface RT. The dock is wonderful (Dell’s keyboards are largely very good these days), the processor is strong and the screen is second to none.

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8.0
V3 Jan 30, 2013

Overall, our impressions of the XPS 10 were good, and we would happily use this device while out on the road for productivity work such as editing Office documents and email access.

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7.0
IT Pro Portal Jan 30, 2013

As a standalone tablet, the XPS 10 doesn’t do a bad job. It’s well-built, feels good in the hand and has a decent screen. Unfortunately, it comes behind Windows RT, iOS and Android rivals on performance, connectivity and battery life, and does nothing to claw ahead of Microsoft’s Surface...

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6.0
Digital Trends Feb 26, 2013

If you’re not scared off by Windows RT, Dell’s new XPS 10 is a solid tablet with a good feel and professional look to it thanks to its coat of soft-touch paint.

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First Looks

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Laptop Magazine Jan 14, 2013

In our hands-on time with the XPS 10 at CES 2013, we were struck by the tablet’s soft-touch coating and chrome trim that gave it a look not unlike the somewhat larger XPS 12.

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10
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This is everything you want in a tablet. Solid removable keyboard, USB, HDMI, Mouse option. Dual core Snapdragon processor is amazingly fast and it has built-in LTE (4G/3G) connectivity. Build quality is solid than surface. Also keyboard and stand are much better ergonomically than "Kick-stand"...

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