Dell announced the Latitude XT, the thinnest and one of the lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablets available. Dell claims that it is also the brightest in its category with an optional daylight viewing panel. The system starts at $2,499 and Dell will begin to take orders and ship the Latitude XT by the end of the year. Here are the system specs and feature list released from Dell:
The Most Usable Technology at Hand No more keeping your palm off the tablet surface. No more forcing your hand into awkward positions or pressing down for touch recognition. The Dell Latitude XT solves the problems of other tablets, making it effortless to use ? simply pick up the pen and write as you would on a piece of paper.
The Accuracy that Users Want Tests show that users strongly prefer Dell touch technology to the Lenovo X61T ? the Latitude XT has faster touch response times, requires less force, and results in fewer touch attempts. Drag and drop, scroll, flick, and select with ease as you move seamlessly between touch and pen.
The digitizer technology on the Latitude XT is rated up to 10x more durable than competing resistive touch digitizer technology. And the pen is light, comfortable to use, maintenance-free, and comes with several tips for precise and personalized writing.
Groundb rea king Dual -Mode Pen and Touch Technology ? Dual-mode solution provides excellent palm rejection: write naturally without inadvertent contact getting in your way ? Single sensor module: single-host cable connects the digitizer to the computer for better overall experience and system reliability ? 1,000 dpi resolution and 133 PPS allows for high touch accuracy even while wearing latex gloves ? Subpixel resolution enables full utilization of OS and application functionality ? Sense on contact ? no pressure required ? Consistently smooth scrolling, dragging, flicks, and gestures panels that deliver Visibilit y and Portability
Two screens offer the ultimate in energy efficiency, usability, and flexibility: ? 12.1" WXGA CCFL LCD: The optional Latitude XT DLV panel is the brightest in a 12.1" convertible tablet. It?s easy to see, even outdoors or under direct light. ? 12.1" WXGA LED-backlit LCD: The thinnest 12.1" convertible tablet, offering optimum portability.
Thin and Light The Latitude XT can go anywhere with you because it?s the thinnest and one of the lightest 12.1" convertible tablet, on the market at 3.57 pounds. Only one inch thin, the XT easily slips into its unique tablet case which is available with options like a ?bump? sleeve that lets you use the tablet without taking it out. Plus, the high-capacity battery slice increases battery life and the super-light power adapter helps to greatly reduce travel weight.
Simple to Manage The Latitude XT is loaded with the tools you need, and since it?s part of the Latitude family of notebooks, it?s easy to buy, deploy, and manage. The XT is equipped with optional solid-state drives designed to deliver 5x increased reliability and up to 23% improved system performance over standard hard drives. And the XT is optimized for graphics. With Windows Vista Business and Vista Ultimate, this 12.1" tablet is designed to deliver an optimal visual experience, including the advantages of Vista Aero-Glass.
Other features include: ? Long-lasting lithium ion batteries and Express Charge technology ? A standard integrated biometrics reader, TPM 1.2, and an optional smart card reader for secure computing ? Fully integrated communications, with WWAN (HSDPA revA, EVDO rev3.6), WLAN (802.12 Draft n/MIMO3x3), and Bluetooth 2.0 ? Optional media base for docking and integrated optical computing ? Work in notebook mode with full-size keyboard and dual pointing
Processor Performance Single Core: 533 MHz FSB with 2.0 MB of level 2 Smart Cache ? Intel Core 2 Solo ULV processor U2100 (1.06GHz) Dual Core: 533 MHz FSB with 2.0 MB of level 2 Smart Cache ? Intel Core? 2 Duo ULV processor U7600 (1.20GHz)
Display 12.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution), LED-back-lit display 12.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution), Outdoor Viewing display, up to 400 nits Dimensions LED Panel: 1.0" (h) x 11.7" (w) x 8.6" (d); Outdoor Viewable Panel: 1.2" (h) x 11.7" x (w) x 8.6" (d) Weight LED Panel: 3.57lb (1.6kg) with 4-cell battery; Outdoor Viewable Panel: 4.1lb (1.9kg) with 6-cell battery
Graphics ATI Radeon X1250 UMA Graphics (integrated)
Memory 1GB (1x1GB on board) 533MHz 2GB (1x1GB on board, 1x1GB DIMM) 533MHz 3GB (1x1GB on board, 1x2GB DIMM) 533MHz
Power/Battery 4-cell 28W/Hr Li-Ion primary or secondary 6-cell 42W/Hr Li-Ion primary or secondary 45W/Hr Li-Ion High Capacity Battery Slice 45W (small form factor), 65W, Combo Auto/Air (90W test only) 3-foot power cord standard, 6-foot optional
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, 64-bit); Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit); Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005; N-Series
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 Telus Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO) Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Carrying Cases D-series small nylon case D-series small leather case D-series nylon backpack XT leather slipcover XT bump case