Dell Latitude XT

Dell Latitude XT
Summary: Ultra-thin 12.1″ Convertible Tablet/Laptop

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Product Name: Dell Latitude XT
Official Page: Dell
Announced: Unofficialy – May 18, 2007
Available: Early 2008 (Varied – February 4, 2008 – February 28, 2008)
Status: In production
Price: See for details, possibly as low as $2499 (USD)
Markets: Worldwide, professional

Related Laptops:
– Will be replaced by the Dell Latitude XT2 sometime in early 2009
Dell Latitude D430 is a similar laptop specifications wise

– Converts between Tablet PC and Notebook
– “Dual mode pen and touch technology” (reduces errors due to inadvertent touches
– 1000 dpi resolution and 133 PPS for high touch accuracy
– “Sense on contact” (no pressure required to activate)
– Comes with tablet case (including optional cases/sleeves that allow you to use the XT without removing it).
– Optional Solid State Drive (SSD)
– In Optical Drive Bay in Docking Base, in place of an optical drive, you add a 6-cell battery (a second battery), an 80GB Hard Drive, or a Travel Lite module to reduce weight.

Manufacturer’s Description:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dell Latitude XT

CPU: Intel Core Solo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) U2100 (1.06GHz) or Core 2 Duo ULV U7600 (1.2GHz) – both have 2MB L2 Cache
Chipset: Intel’s Santa Rosa platform
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: 533MHz
Memory Capacity: 1GB Onboard, Slot for additional 1GB or 2GB DIMM for a total of 3GB

Display: 12.1″ CCFL LCD (DLV Panel – outdoor viewing) or 12.1″ LED-backlit LCD (thinner)
Resolution: WXGA 1280×800
Touchscreen: Yes (Finger Touch – Capacitive Touch Screen – Pen – EM Digitizer)
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: ATI Radeon X1250 UMA Graphics
Graphics Memory: Shared: Up to 384GB (1GB System memory) or up to 896MB (with 2GB+ system memory)
Other: VGA Out


Hard Drive: PATA: 32GB or 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) optional, 40GB or 80GB 1.8″ 4200rpm IDE, 120GB 1.8″ 5400rpm IDE
Optical: External – Docking Bay – DVD-ROM/CDRW or DVD Writer

Wireless: 801.12m / MIMO3x3 – Dell Wireless 1390 (802.11g), Dell Wireless 1490 (802.11a/g), Dell Wireless 1505 (802.11a/g Draft n)
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 (Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth® Module)
Mobile Broadband: WWAN (HSDPA revA, EVDO rev3.6) – 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)

Audio Chipset: Two-channel high definition audio
Audio Integrated: Microphone, 1x Speaker
Audio I/O: Headphone/Speaker out, Microphone in
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x ExpressCard/54
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Other: Optional media docking base

Biometric/Fingerprint: Integrated biometrics reader (UPEK Fingerprint)
Other: TPM 1.2, Optional Smart Card

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit or 64-bit) and Vista Ultimate (32-Bit), Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
Other Software:
Warranty: Standard 1 or 3-year limited warranty (depending on options), with optional extended warranties up to 4 years. Mail-in service, Phone hardware warranty support maybe included – see for information.

Options: Lithium Ion, with Express Charge technology, 4-cell 28W/Hr or 6-cell 42W/Hr
Battery Life:

Width: 11.7 inches (297.2mm)
Depth: 8.6 iches (218.4mm)
Height: 1 inch (25.4mm) (LED) – 1.2 inches (Outdoor)
Weight: 3.57 pounds (1.6kg) with 4-cell battery (LED), 4.1 pounds (1.9kg) with 6-cell battery (Outdoor)

Reviews and Articles:
LAPTOP Magazine – Review, April 28, 2008 – March 19, 2008 – Review
Hands On from LAPTOP Magazine – March 8, 2008
Direct2Dell Blog Entry – Video, Capacitative Touch – December 11, 2007
Dell Press Release – December 10, 2007
Engadget – August 3, 2007, details emerge
ZDNet Asia/UK – “Dell enters tablet market” – May 18, 2007
Video – Dell’s Tablet PC – Transcript and link to video blog of Dell announcing the Dell Latitude Tablet PC/XT (May 18, 2007)