Dell Flips the Tablet Concept Around

While many computer makers seem to be scrambling to emulate Apple’s (AAPL) iPad, Dell (DELL) keeps proposing distinct designs for the new category. The device it showed Tuesday is no exception.

Dell over the summer released a gadget called the Streak with a five-inch display–compared to ten inches for the iPad–based on Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system and a microprocessor from ARM Holdings. The forthcoming device shown at Intel’s developer forum matched the iPad’s screen size and approximate shape, but runs Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and a dual-processor version of Intel’s (INTC) Atom chip.

Dave Zavelson, a senior manager of product marketing ultra mobile products team, described it as “the world’s most powerful 10-inch Windows tablet.”

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