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.
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.
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)
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
12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) display:
Graphics: Integrated ATI Radeon X1250 UMA adapter
Hard Drive Options:
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