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Has someone finally made an 'iPad killer'?

The Dell is the first tablet with Intel's RealSense system. This puts two additional cameras next to the 8 megapixel main camera on the back.

The two extra cameras are there to provide perspective. In other words, the tablet knows how far or close objects are.

That means you can infinitely focus shots for some creative blurring, even after you've taken them. There are also filters that let you make objects at one distance black and white while leaving objects at another distance in color.

The most useful feature of everyday users, however, could be the measuring. Say you need to know how big a room is.

Just take a picture and then tap two points in the room. The tablet can tell you how far apart they are.

Want to measure the height of the kids or grandkids? Don't reach for the tape measure, it can tell you in seconds. Plus, you get a new picture of them.

Those are just the ideas Dell showed off, but I'm sure once app developers get a hold of it, they'll think up even more creative uses.

Here's Dell's intro video.

Will this be enough to unseat the iPad? Well, I'm not sure Apple is all that worried, especially with the next iPad arriving in a few months.

Still, if OLED screens and RealSense catch shoppers' eyes, Apple is going to be at a disadvantage for at least a year, possibly two. I look forward to seeing what happens.

So, does the Dell sound like something you'd want to buy? Let me know in the comments.

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Source: Gizmodo
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