SAN FRANCISCO--Dell showed off a 10-inch Windows-based hybrid tablet Tuesday at the Intel Developer Forum, boasting a slick design that allows it to be converted into a laptop-like configuration.
The Inspiron duo-branded tablet packs a dual-core Atom processor and comes with Windows 7. Its most unique feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a clamshell Netbook design (see video below at 2:40 mark.)
And Dell couldn't resist taking a swipe at the Apple iPad. "There are times that you have to do work. Tablets are great for entertainment, but they aren't exactly conducive to productivity," said Dave Zavelson, a marketing executive at Dell, at the conference. That's when he revealed the hidden keyboard.
The tablet will be available later this year, he said.