With a 5-inch screen, Dell is positioning the tablet as a supplement to comsumers' laptops, smartphones and PCs. Dell says its device is capable of delivering a "full Web experience."
Tablets are big news at this year's CES. Late on Wednesday,
CEO Steve Ballmer
, talking about
forthcoming slate or tablet device. Chinese PC giant
also announced its IdeaPad
. Described as two PCs in one, the IdeaPad functions as either a clamshell notebook or a touchscreen tablet.
There has been no sign, however, of
In addition to its tablet, Dell has also redesigned its Inspiron 14, 15 and 17 laptops and added more flesh to the bones of its smartphone strategy. On Wednesday telecom giant
announced that it would
later this year. Dell confirmed that AT&T would support its Mini 3 Android-based phone.
Other announcements from Dell include the debut of Alienware M11x, an 11-inch gaming laptop, and a revamped Studio 14 laptop with enhanced audio and a high definition display.
-- Reported by James Rogers in Las Vegas