After the relative lull of past year or so, things have started to move hard and fast in the Windows tablet space. Microsoft have released the Surface Pro 3, and other vendors are cooking up their own solutions.

Even Intel is getting serious with the amazing Core M line of tablet processors.

Dell, however, was one of the first companies to jump into the Windows powered tablet market. The company has seen slow early adoption and flat sales up until now, but despite this, the company believes that these slates have terrific potential.

The company’s president of global sales and client solutions, David Schmoock, in a recent interview made it official that Dell is willing to invest more than ever before in tablets — at least in the enterprise side of the business.

Recent statistics provided by Strategy Analytics show that Android managed a 65.8% share of the tablet business in Q1 2014, and Apple came in second with 28.4%.

Windows tablets, however, came in with figures of 5.8%, and these are only set to grow.

But according to Schmoock, iPad and Android tablet buyers seek an extension of their smartphones when buying these devices. While those what opt for Windows tablets want an extension of their laptops and notebooks.

This, obviously, is exactly how Microsoft have positioned their Surface line of devices, and other partners are also promoting their solutions as laptop replacements.

Only a matter of time, then, eh?

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  • Ray C

    Well, if they really feel this way, they need to do a lot more to push Windows 8. All the OEMs need to. They need to recognize that their success is dependent on all versions of Windows being successful. They need to be out there putting on the full court press. They all need to be out out pushing the benefits of the OS and countering all the negatives. They complain about Microsoft competing with OEMs, well do as better job of pushing the software if you want want to move hardware

  • Phil2

    In my experience, Windows and Dell has always been a good combination. So I am glad to hear this report. Think it’s a good sign of things to come.

  • WillyThePooh

    Dell tablets were junk before. Is it getting any better lately?

    • Fahad Ali

      Afraid not.

    • James T. West

      The Venue 8 Pro is a far cry from junk. Letting the facts speak for themselves, the Venue 8 Pro has reportedly sold as much as the Asus T100 and that alone has sold millions of units. 8.1 is rock solid and smooth as butter, screen contrast on is a sight to behold, and the fit and finish is featherweight and easy on the hands. In fact, the Bay Trail Intel Atom CPUs used in the Venue 8 Pro have performance between a Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad–more than enough grunt for many hard core applications including Photoshop and Visual Studio Ultimate. I suppose if you are referring to the buggy as heck Core version of the Venue 11 Pro–not the Intel Atom version of the two versions of that tablet–I would be inclined to agree with you. Otherwise, Dell is thriving in the Windows tablet market at present.
      Wrote on my Dell Venue 8 Pro with Windows 8.1 with Update 1