Security edition of Dell Latitude 10 comes with fingerprint reader, TPM support

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Dell this week unveiled a business-centric "enhanced security configuration" version of the Latitude 10 tablet. Incorporating an Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Atom processor, the 10.1-inch tablet is a Windows 8 Pro-based device that comes with additional security features such as a fingerprint reader and a smart-card reader.

Under the hood, it sports Trusted Platform Module 1.2 support, which works in tandem with BitLocker full drive encryption to deflect physical attempts to break into the device.

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is heavily emphasizing the tablet's potential in business environments, and alludes to how it is easier and cheaper to deploy than competing tablets due to its Windows operating system. The company is pitching it for use in government, healthcare operations and financial services industries.

Though the tablet comes with a standard 8-hour battery, it can be swapped out for an optional four-cell version that extends its battery life to 20 hours. This is presumably to support operations where workers have to work long shifts. The enhanced security version of the Latitude 10 with Windows 8 Pro and 64GB of storage costs $779 and an extended-life battery costs another $55.30.

For more:
- check out this article at Computerworld

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