Details about Dell’s planned Mobile device ecosystem “Stack” running Windows 10 and powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake processor have emerged. Earlier some images were posted of a device from this ecosystem on Twitter. The project Stack was supposed to have a device powerful enough to work as your desktop, laptop, tablet and even your smartphone.
While initially it was supposed to be catering to desktop, laptop, tablet needs with a 6.4-inch mini Tablet form-factor, Dell was also planning a 6-inch Phablet catering to desktop, laptop, tablet and even your smartphone needs.
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The project centers on a 6.4-inch, full-HD mini-tablet that would underlie the desktop, laptop, and tablet experiences: That is, one device would power your entire computing ecosystem.
Therefore, the Stack handheld was spec’ed out with an x86-based CPU from Intel’s Kaby Lake Y-series of low-power-consumption, dual-core, laptop-class processors. Specifically, the built-to-order system would be available with options from the m3, m5 vPro, or m7 vPro families.
As a tablet, the handheld would require a 3.5-watt power draw, but when docked as the heart of a desktop-replacement configuration, it would transition to a less-conservative 12 watts. Furthermore, it would be available in several memory configurations: either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of internal solid state storage (supplemented by a microSD removable storage slot). Its main and front-facing cameras were initially envisioned as eight and five megapixels, respectively, with the latter to be paired with a biometric-enabling iris scanner.
The entire device was targeted to be under nine millimeters in thickness, putting it in the same league as many smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, a second generation was also on the drawing board, with an even more ambitious configuration: It would be a six-inch phablet with full telephony capabilities — a true x86 smartphone.
While it sounds interesting, the current state of the project is unclear. It may have been shelved or may be Dell is closely monitoring fate of HP Elite X3 and may unveil Stack in 2017, if Elite X3 is a success.
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