Dell has launched a new Windows 7-based tablet aimed at businesses and public sector organisations, which will be available to buy from 1 November.
The device was announced on Thursday in a blog post by Kirk Schell, marketing director of Dell's business client group.
"First and foremost the Latitude ST is a business tablet, not a consumer device. Our customers are asking for a purpose-built Windows 7 tablet that they can easily secure and manage, while giving their employees a familiar user interface and applications," Schell said in a separate statement.
The device will be available from 1 November and has a number of configurable options, such as offering a model with GPS and 3G connectivity. Users can also configure it to include up to 2GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD).
As well as offering a 10-inch touchscreen display, the Latitude ST tablet is home to a 720p HD front-facing camera for video calling, as well as an additional five-megapixel camera on the rear.
Connectivity is provided by one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output and an SD card reader. The unit without mobile broadband weighs 816g.
The device focuses on business users and offers the full Windows 7 operating system, which can be configured to include the suite of Microsoft Office applications. It also provides a Kensington lock slot and optional trusted platform module (TPM) Bitlocker encryption, for added security.
A model with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with no 3G, will cost £603, excluding VAT.
Users can also purchase a dock separately that gives an extra three USB 2.0 ports, gigabit LAN, HDMI and audio out connections.