Dell has announced that the Latitude XT3, a convertible tablet PC, is now available.
The Latitude XT3 sports a rotating 13.3-inch multitouch screen with a 1366 x 768 pixel resoltuion, pen input, and it features a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor—depending on the model purchased—as well as a trackpad. The tablet has a tri-metal design that meets the defense-grade MIL-STD-810G standard.
Powered by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, the XT3 comes with a DVD drive, HD webcam, Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and optional mobile broadband and Bluetooth 3.0. The convertible tablet also features three USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, VGA and HDMI inputs. A memory card reader, 34mm ExpressCard slot and SmartCard Reader are also available, while a fingerprint reader is optional. Battery options include either a 6- or 9- cell battery.
News of the next generation XT2 dropped back in February, though the device was originally set for a July release. The XT3 is a larger notebook than its predecessor, which had a sleek and light frame.
The Dell Latitude XT3 enters the convertible tablet market while competition is high. Both the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet and the HP EliteBook 2760p offer users a powerful, well-built tablet that functions as a durable notebook as well. We here at TabletPCReview can’t wait to get our hands on the device and compare it ourselves.
The Latitude XT3 can be ordered now via the Dell online store. However, the preliminary ship date is September 22.