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Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC

TabletPc2.coms First Photos of the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC

by Linda A. Epstein
December 10th 2007

Today Dell announced its new Latitude XT Tablet PC. While Dell could have used one of its standard notebooks and just added the Tablet PC features, instead they thoughtfully designed a Tablet PC from the ground up. The Latitude XT is an ultra-thin, ultra-light, fully functional PC.  

Targeted at education, field sales, medium and enterprise business users alike, users will be will be appreciative of  the nine and a half hour battery life, the ability to use a pen or their finger for commands and brilliant display.   When the pen is in range it takes control of the PC, if the pen is out of range you can use your finger or the track pad.  

Starting at $2499.00 the new Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC has and assortment of features and options that will appeal to a wide variety of users.   Below you will find my first photos for the new Dell Latitude XT. 

Dell Latitude XT Tablet PCs

On the left - Dells Outdoor Viewable Screen -  CCFL 400 nit

LED backlit Screen - 220 nit  - shown on right

While the Latitude XT Tablet PC with the outdoor viewable screen is considerably brighter the backlit LED screen is noticeably thinner and lighter.  For those who work outside the clarity and brightness of the 400 nit screen will be well worth the extra weight.

Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC Pen

Other notable features shown above include a "square round pen" designed to keep the pen from rolling off and getting lost.  Dells pen also includes three different replaceable "tips" each with a diffrent "pen feel"  so that users can choose the tip that is best suited to their writing style.   While the Dell pen does have an erase button on the side noticeably missing is an eraser on the end of the pen.   (Note: Pens from other Tablet PCs including the Cross pen will not work on the Dell)

Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC Small power adapterDell Latitude XT Tablet PC Small power adapter -back

Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC Small power adapter sweet n low

In keeping with their ultra thin, ultra light theme the power adapter show above is not much bigger than a package of Sweet 'N Low!  

Other accessories include the 9-cell battery slice with media bay Shown Below

Dell 9-cell battery slice with media Bay

Specs from the Dell Blogs


  • Intel Core 2 Solo ULV processor U2100 (1.06GHz) or
  • Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor U7600 (1.20GHz)

12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) display:

  • Optional LED-backlit display
  • LCD Outdoor viewing display for increased brightness in outdoor use

Graphics: Integrated ATI Radeon X1250 UMA adapter


  • All configurations include 1GB of integrated 533MHz memory
  • optional 2GB or 3GB configurations available

Power/Battery Options:

  • 4-cell 28W/Hr I-Ion primary or secondary
  • 6-cell 42W/Hr I-Ion primary or secondary
  • 45W/Hr I-Ion High Capacity Battery Slice
  • 45W (small form factor), 65W, Combo Auto/Air (90W test only)
  • 3-foot power cord standard, 6-foot optional

Hard Drive Options:

  • 40GB 1.8" 4200RPM hard drive
  • 80GB 1.8" 4200RPM hard drive
  • 120GB 1.8" 5400RPM hard drive
  • 32 or 64GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drives

Input Devices:

  • Finger Touch - Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Pen - EM Digitizer
    • Eraser functionality actuated via side switch
    • Optional tether
    • Interaction with display controlled by three different replaceable "tips" for user-selectable writing experiences
  • Full-size keyboard / full Latitude localization
  • Dual-pointing; rubber domes with leveling rods
  • Scroll Wheel with enter and back functionality (on display / slate)

Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista Business (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
  • Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005

Connectivity Options:

  • Dell Wireless 1390 (802.11g)
  • Dell Wireless 1490 (802.11a/g)
  • Dell Wireless 1505 (802.11a/g/ Draft n)
  • Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth Module
  • Dell Verizon Wireless 5720 Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO Rev A)
  • Dell Wireless 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO Rev A)
  • Dell Wireless 5720 Tel us Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO)



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