The XPS 10's front surface is dominated by the 10.1" screen and this tablet has dimensions of 274.7x177.3x9.2mm weighing 635grams. As is normal for devices like this the main display is surrounded by a black border which gives us somewhere to hold around the 1366x768 5-point multi-touch display. Above the screen we find dual digital array microphones, a 720p/2MP capable front camera and turning the device over presents us with a 5MP camera and surface which has a rubberised coating. Also worthy of note is the Windows logo at the base of the screen, a "hard" button rather than capacitive which sends us to the Start/Metro screen.
Inside the XPS 10 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core CPU along with 2GB of memory. Storage is set to 32GB or 64GB currently and sensors include accelorometer, gyro, compass and light. Connectivity comes in the form of wireless-n (dual band) with Bluetooth 4.0 and mobile broadband models are planned.
Looking round to the sides of the device we find, on the left, a volume button and 3.5mm audio connector. The right side is blank but the base features two speakers, two lock slots, a docking connector and micro-USB.
At the top Dell have placed a microSD card slot (along with a place for the SIM on some models) and the power/sleep button.
Earlier we mentioned a dock connector on the base. This is shown above but before we can use it we must remove two small plastic sections from between this connector and the speakers. We can then drop the tablet into the keyboard dock with the screen standing upright. A simple lever sits between the screen and dock which has us slide to lock/undock the tablet as required.
Dell provide a keyboard which they say is 92% of full size and it has all the standard functions we would expect on a mobile device such as brightness, the media buttons and a Windows key. Also present is a button to bring up a secondary menu within the Start screen and towards the front a magnesium palm rest and gesture enabled touchpad (with left and right click functionality). On the base of the dock we have the same soft touch coating as the lid and two long feet raise it off the desk. When docked the entire unit measures 23.91x274.7x177.3mm and weighs 1310g.
Finally, looking at the side of the dock we find a full size USB on the left, beside the power input/LED and then on the right a mini-HDMI out and second USB connector. Finally on the hardware side the XPS 10 has an inbuilt 28Wh battery with a second 28Wh power source in the dock.