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I had the opportunity to check out the new Dell Tablet PC at TechEd Europe last November.  Although I was sworn to secrecy at the time, I really liked what I saw.  Now, you all have the chance to check it out for yourself.

Dell Latitude XT

The Dell Latitude XT is one of the thinnest 12.1” convertible tablets in the market and is designed to give you a superb user and ownership experience. It’s sleek, innovative design makes it ultra-portable and simple to use, and its reliability and comprehensive service and support make it cost-effective and convenient to own.

Groundbreaking Touch Technology

The Dell Latitude XT is designed to offer an industry-leading tablet experience. Based directly on customer feedback, we’ve developed the Latitude XT with both high performance capacitive touch input and pen input to allow you to work the way you want. Our customers are looking for the very best user experience on the market, and the Latitude XT delivers.

One of the Thinnest Tablets on the Market

The Latitude XT can go anywhere with you because it’s one of the thinnest 12.1” convertible tablets available. 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. 

Optimized for Simplicity

Dell makes ownership as convenient as possible. The Latitude XT is simple and cost-effective to own, with strong, effective security features, an array of customization options and comprehensive service and support.

With the Dell Latitude XT tablet, nothing is lost between what you think and what you write.
Groundbreaking touch technology lets you write naturally, and the tablet moves easily with you wherever you go. Purely and simply, the XT is an extension of you.

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.

Groundbreaking 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 Visibility 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 tablets, 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 Mobile Broadband (EV-DO Rev A, HSDPA 3.6), WLAN (802.11 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
Add 24/7 telephone support from Dell Services to maximize uptime and boost productivity, and your on-the-go computing experience is simplified even more.


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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: 4.19lb (1.9kg) with 6-cell battery
Graphics1 ATI Radeon X1250 UMA Graphics (integrated)
Memory GB (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
Hard Drives2 40GB/80GB 1.8” 4200 RPM HDD
120GB 1.8” 5400 RPM HDD
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
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 Wireless 5720 Mobile Broadband for Verizon Wireless3 (EV-DO Rev A)
Dell Wireless 5720 Mobile Broadband for Sprint3 (EV-DO Rev A)
Dell Wireless 5720 Mobile Broadband for TELUS3 (EV-DO Rev A)
Dell Wireless 5520 Mobile Broadband for Vodafone3 (HSDPA 3.6)
Dell Wireless 5520 Mobile Broadband for TeliaSonera3 (HSDPA 3.6)
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

1 Graphics and System Memory: Significant system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
2 Hard Drives: For hard drives, GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
3Mobile Broadband: Subject to wireless provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; additional charges apply


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