Tuesday, February 10th 2009

Dell Launches Latitude XT2, the Industry's First Multi-Touch Capable Tablet

Dell today announced the Latitude XT2 convertible tablet building on the industry’s first tablet PC with multi-touch screen capabilities designed to enhance security, increase performance and extend battery life. The system starts at $2,399 and is available today at Dell Online. Multi-touch capabilities on the Latitude XT2 allow users to use natural gestures like a pinch or tap for scrolling, panning, rotating and zooming that work with productivity applications they use every day. Dell’s integration of multi-touch screen technology allows customers to use the full real estate of the display, as opposed to just the touchpad.


“As part of our commitment to deliver the best mobility experience, Dell revolutionized the tablet space with the first multi-touch capable product that allows customers to use the entire screen,” said Brett McAnally, director, Dell Product Group. “Today, we’re extending that leadership with the Latitude XT2 to deliver more performance, security and manageability.”

Other features include:
  • Up to 11 hours, 28 minutes of battery life with six cell battery and optional 6-cell battery slice
  • Daylight Viewable display that has up to 100 percent more luminance than the HP EliteBook 2730p
  • Full-size keyboard, touchpad, point stick and battery-free pen give users input flexibility
  • Combines performance with high touch accuracy to allow touch interface with small icons without drops or hangs
  • Comprehensive services options with Dell ProSupport.
  • Improved connectivity with new LCD-based wireless antenna design
  • Enhanced hinge design for improved panel stability
  • SATA drive support providing updated storage technology and enhanced performance
  • Comprehensive security features adding Dell ControlVault and ControlPoint Security Manager
  • DDR3 RAM allows better performance and up to 5GB RAM
  • Manageability with integration of Intel vPro and DASH 1.0 compliance
Source: Dell
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8 Comments on Dell Launches Latitude XT2, the Industry's First Multi-Touch Capable Tablet

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
to bad its a dell they are not the most reliable i see way to many with wrecked mobo mounts
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#2
Error 404
I'd like to know how they got "up to 11 hours battery life"! What CPU are they using??
And how do you get 5 GB of DDR3 RAM?? 4GB + 1GB??
D:
This notebook makes no sense!
(But its so damn sexy...)
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Error 404
I'd like to know how they got "up to 11 hours battery life"! What CPU are they using??
And how do you get 5 GB of DDR3 RAM?? 4GB + 1GB??
D:
This notebook makes no sense!
(But its so damn sexy...)
SU9300 1.2ghz 800mhz FSB

ram is a 4GB DDR3 stick+1GB built onto the mobo


the specs for the $2300 kinda suck IMO

SU9300@1.2ghz
Vista business
external DVD-RW
1GB of DDR3
intel 4500M HD
b/g wireless
4-cell battery
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#4
Sasqui
Yea, a little more horsepower would be nice... not a gaming rig. And external DVD, that sucks.

Even so, I want one.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
the HP TX2 series is a better buy even w/o the multi touch


baseline $899 model

AMD RM72
ATI HD3200 64mb sideport
4GB DDR2
320GB 7200RPM
vista hope premium 64bit
ABGN wifi
12.1" touchscreen
6 cell battery
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#7
3870x2
by: cdawall
to bad its a dell they are not the most reliable i see way to many with wrecked mobo mounts
wierd, we use dell here at work. Im on a latitude D820.
We just deployed 430 lattitude 820s, already had about 100 or so D830s, about 300 D810s, and 50 D800s.
Out of all these, weve had 2 mobo failures, and about 30 hard drive failures.

I guess it is just certain kinds of dells maybe?
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: 3870x2
wierd, we use dell here at work. Im on a latitude D820.
We just deployed 430 lattitude 820s, already had about 100 or so D830s, about 300 D810s, and 50 D800s.
Out of all these, weve had 2 mobo failures, and about 30 hard drive failures.

I guess it is just certain kinds of dells maybe?
maybe they go through several at my dad's work they are constantly in the shop
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