If Engadget is correct, towards the end of this year (November 2008), Dell will be introducing a sequel to the Dell Latitude XT 12.1″ convertible Tablet PC/laptop.
Our view: It’s very plausible – the timing is right. Firewire port is odd/interesting. eSATA makes sense – Dell has been doing this on all their lines. Would not be surprised to see HDMI at some point, but it wasn’t mentioned here.
Drum roll please: Dell Latitude XT2
– Discontinue Latitude XT in Q4 2008 (November) / Q1 2009
– Introduce Latitude XT2 in Q4 2008 (November) / Q1 2009
– Will be about a three month overlap
– Target Weight: Less than 3.5 (1.58kg)
– Platform: Intel Montevina (Centrino 2)
– CPU: Both Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) and Low Voltage (LV)
– Graphics: Intel-based, Supports Windows Vista Aero
– Ports: Firewire/1394, eSATA
– Media Base: XT2 Media Base (uses XT media base)
– Optical drive: Possibly integrated, rather than in external media base)
Article: Engadget (including renderings)