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This rugged 2-in-1 Dell tablet is better for business

The 12.3-inch tablet is comparable to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, but with business users in mind.

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Dell Latitude 5285

If you think this Dell tablet looks like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, you're not alone.

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Built-in kickstand

The Dell Latitude 5285 has a similar built-in kickstand, as well as an optional keyboard and stylus.

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Auto-deploy buttons

Unlike the Surface, the Dell has two buttons on its bottom edge that, when pressed, open up the kickstand.

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Durable build

It's thicker and heavier than the Surface Pro 4.

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Multiple viewing angles

The kickstand can rotate up to 150 degrees.

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Optional accessories

Both the keyboard and stylus are sold separately.

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Magnetic keyboard

The keyboard connects magnetically

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Active Pen

Dell's Active Pen worked well for note-taking.

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Not included

While the Surface Pro 4 comes with a stylus, the Dell Latitude 5285 does not.

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Magnetic, too

The stylus magnetically attaches to the right side.

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Surface-like design

Since the Dell tablet is geared towards business use, consumers can save some money by going with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 instead.

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