Dell Announces New Multi-Touch XT2 Tablet

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Dell today announced the latest update to their convertible tablet notebook line with the Latitude XT2. This tablet PC with multi-touch screen offers up to 11 hours of battery life in a durable yet lightweight shell. Starting at $2,399, can the Latitude XT2 stimulate businesses to spends some extra cash?

Let’s take a closer look at the specs and find out.

Dell prioneered multi-touch technology in tablets with the Latitude XT and we’re happy to see the evolution of these multi-touch capabilities in the Latitude XT2. Users can use natural gestures like a pinch or tap for scrolling, panning, rotating and zooming … and these gestures work with the productivity applications businesses use every day. Unlike notebooks with multi-touch touchpads, the Latitude XT2 allows you to use the full real estate of the display to control your computer.

What exactly does the $2,399 price tag get you? The outstanding features include:

  • Up to 11 hours, 28 minutes of battery life with six cell battery and optional 6-cell battery slice
  • Daylight Viewable display that has up to 100 percent more luminance than the HP EliteBook 2730p.
  • Full-size keyboard, touchpad, point stick and battery-free pen give users input flexibility.
  • Combines new processor performance with a highly accurate touch surface to allow you to control small icons on the screen without drops or hangs.
  • Comprehensive services options with Dell ProSupport.

Other features include:

  • Improved connectivity with new LCD-based wireless antenna design.
  • Enhanced hinge design for improved panel stability.
  • Comprehensive security features adding Dell ControlVault and ControlPoint Security Manager.
  • DDR3 RAM allows better performance and up to 5GB RAM.3
  • Manageability with integration of Intel vPro and DASH 1.0 compliance.

We will have a full review of the Dell Latitude XT2 coming soon, so be sure to visit and on a regular basis for more updates.

Additional Information:

Full Technical Specifications (Subject to Change):

Processors Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9300 (1.2GHz) or SU9400 (1.4GHz)
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Display 12.1″ WXGA (1280X800) Standard LED Display or Daylight Viewable LED Display
Weight (Starting) 3.62lbs with 4-cell battery, 3.78lbs with 6-cell battery
Dimensions 1.0″ x 11.7″ x 8.6″
Battery/Power 4-cell 28W/Hr Li-Ion (standard)
6-cell 42W/Hr Li-Ion (optional)
9-cell 45W/Hr Li-Ion Battery Slice (optional)
45W AC Adapter
65W, 90W, Slim Auto/Air AC Adapters
Memory 1GB (1x1GB on board) DDR3 1066MHz
2GB (1x1GB on board, 1x1GB DIMM) DDR3 1066MHz
3GB (1x1GB on board, 1x2GB DIMM) DDR3 1066MHz
5GB (1x1GB on board, 1x4GB DIMM) DDR3 1066MHz
Hard Drives 80GB/120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD
64GB Ultra Performance SSD
Input Multi-touch screen and battery-free pen
Full-sized keyboard and dual-pointing devices
Operating Systems Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Genuine Windows Vista Business 64-bit
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate with downgrade to Windows XP Tablet Edition
Genuine Windows Vista Business with downgrade to Windows XP Tablet Edition
Connectivity Dell Wireless 1397(802.11g)
Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11 a/g/Draft n 2×2)
Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/Draft n 1×2)
Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11a/g/Draft n 3×3)
Mobile Broadband:
Dell Wireless 5720 EV-DOrA Mobile Broadband Minicard
Dell Wireless 5530 HSUPA/HSDPA Mobile Broadband Minicard
Dell 365 Bluetooth Module
Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Ports 1394, USB 2.0 (x2), USB 2.0/eSATA, VGA, RJ-45 , Audio
Media Bay E-Family modular (external) media bay: 8X DVD-ROM, 24X CDRW/DVD, 8X DVD+/-RW, 2nd Hard Drive
Expansion Slots 54mm ExpressCard, SD card slot
Security Options Finger Printer reader, Dell ControlVault, Dell ControlPoint Security Manager, TPM7 1.2, Optional Smart Card Reader (via Express Card slot through Dell S&P)
System Management Intel vPro Technology’s advanced management features, DASH
Dell ControlPoint System Manager
Environmental ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Gold
Docking Latitude XT2 Media Slice



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