Dell’s next tablet has been previewed at the Intel Developer Forum 2014. It isn’t entirely out of place there as this device serves to showcase Intel’s new RealSense camera technology. Like many other new mobile devices this one is also being touted as the thinnest tablet in the world, and at 6mm thick the claim is close enough for most. It also features a very interesting asymmetrical design with the camera and speaker bar taking up the left side of the tablet.
Aside from the 8-inch form factor, there is little known about the rest of Dell’s new tablet – it has a MicroSD card slot and runs on a dual-core Intel Atom processor. Most of the announcement focused on the new RealSense camera, which is Intel’s attempt at fitting mobile devices with perceptual computing. The camera itself is capable of taking 3D images and is fitted with a depth sensor. The idea is that it will allow the device to better observe its surroundings, which will give users more ways of interacting with their tablets.
The technology was announced at CES 2014 in January, and it appears that it is finally ready for the consumer market. Whether the consumers will pick up on it is hard to say. Intel is also releasing a reference tablet for developers to use as an example for building new tablets with RealSense technology.