There has been quite some interest in what kind of a strategy Dell will adopt now that it has finally gone private. But while the famous PC maker is ready to unleash its refreshed lineup of notebooks and ultrabooks, it is also preparing a few good slates.
Latest reports suggest that the company is gearing up to officially unveil three tablets at an event scheduled for October 2 in New York.
One of this is an 8-inch Windows 8 Venue tablet that we heard about at IDF 2013.
Now Taiwanese sources close to the matter have hinted that Dell’s new slate will be manufactured by Pegatron Technology. And the company is aiming to position this new device towards enterprise customers in particular.
The jury is still out on just how much end consumers are interested in 8-inch Windows tablets.
But they are proving to be rather attractive for business professionals and enterprise users who prefer slightly larger screen sizes, but not at the sacrifice of portability. For this reason, a device like this could prove to be quite a hit in the business world.
In fact, several companies are now bringing about their 8-inch tablets, including Acer (Iconia W3), Toshiba (Encore) and ASUS (MeMO Pad 8). Microsoft is also expected to release its Surface Mini slate early next year, but that will obviously be powered by Windows RT 8.1 instead of Windows 8.1 Pro.
As for Dell, the company is projected to launch three tablets at its October event — one the aforementioned 8-inch slate, and two 10.8-inch models.