Dell Latitude 10-ST2 Windows 8 Pro Tablet – Review

When trying to download anything, like software from the 10 ST2’s Dell support page or Windows Updates, the device was also slow, despite having an internet connection that was faster than 10Mbps down. Processing the data took a while, and again, that’s either the processor or 64GB SSD.

However, its battery life was really very, very good. The device was on for nearly 6 hours before it dropped below a 70% battery charge. After an 10 hour work day for me, the device never fell below 45% with light to casual use and an active HSPA+ connection.

 Conclusion

If you’re intending the Dell Latitude 10 ST2 to be a primary PC, stop. Don’t waste your time. The device lacks any serious computing power to be able to do anything staid over the long haul. It’s going to be ok for some light word processing, spreadsheets, etc. – anything from the MS Office Suite, as long as the file isn’t macro or graphic intensive or too large – but you’re gonna wanna kill yourself if you try to pull up a graphics editor and draw or edit pictures, or a multimedia editor and try to edit audio or video. I found the experience to be really THAT painful; and most users won’t be able to move past it.

For light email, web browsing, and textual content consumption, the device is more than acceptable. For a business trip or around the office as a digital notepad, it’s awesome; but I don’t think anyone, myself included, would want this or any Windows 8 Pro tablet, to be their primary work PC.

The fact that the mobile broadband radio on my Latitude 10ST2 crapped out also doesn’t say much for build quality. All of the pictures you see of the device and its components and accessories were taken after I called for a replacement, and you can see it wasn’t dropped or abused.

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