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The Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC

written by: Cindy Marcelle•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 11/24/2008
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The Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC runs on the most amazing 9 hour battery which gives you the power to work a full day with only one charge.

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    The Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC

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    What is the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC?

    Quoted from my recent Bright Hub article The Cost of a Tablet PC, the “Dell Latitude XT is a convertible Tablet PC that starts at $2,500 and has Dual-Mode Pen and Touch Technology which lets you choose between using your pen or your fingers to write and manipulate your onscreen cursor.” It weighs an average of 4 pounds and has a battery life of up to 9 hours.

    What does the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC come with?

    • Processor: Choose between an Intel® Core™ 2 Solo ULV processor U2100 (1.06GHz) or an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV processor U7600 (1.20GHz).
    • Hard Drive: Choose between a 40GB/80GB 1.8” 4200 RPM hard drive or a 120GB 1.8” 5400 RPM hard drive.
    • Memory: Choose up to 3GB.
    • Display: Choose between a fantastically bright 12.1" WXGA CCFL LCD or an ultra thin 12.1" WXGA LED-backlit LCD.
    • Audio: Nothing too special here, just a plan old Headphone Output/Microphone Input with a single speaker.
    • Video: Integrated ATI Radeon X1250 UMA Graphics.

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    What ports does the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC come with?

    • USB: 3
    • Ethernet: 1
    • Firewire: 1
    • 54mm Express Card Slot: 1
    • SD Card slot: 1

    What kind of modem does the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC come with?

    • Wireless: Choose between the following Dell Wireless Cards: a 1390 (802.11g), a 1490 (802.11a/g), or a 1505 (802.11a/g Draft n).

    • Broadband: Choose between the following: A Dell Verizon Wireless 5720 Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO Rev A), a Dell Wireless 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO Rev A), or a Dell Wireless 5720 Telus Mobile Broadband3 (EV-DO)

    What operating system does the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC run on?

    Although the Latitude XT can run on both Windows XP and Windows Vista, the good people at Dell recommend Windows Vista Business for optimal performance.

    Where can I learn more about the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC?

    Surf on over to the Dell website to watch demo videos, read product manuals, and order your own Tablet PC directly from the manufacturer.

    It doesn’t look the like the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC is right for me…

    There are a number of pen computers on the market, and it is important to choose one that is right for your specific needs. If the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC isn’t the right choice for you then please continue to the next section of The Tablet Review to learn more about what the market has to offer.

The Tablet Review

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Pen Computing and a Tablet PC? Or why a Tablet PC is better than a laptop or desktop computer? In The Tablet Review we will look at today’s hottest Tablet PCs, break down their prices, and compare their top features.
  1. Pros and Cons of the Tablet PC
  2. The Cost of a Tablet PC
  3. The Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC
  4. The Fujitsu LifeBook U810 Tablet PC
  5. The Gateway C-143X Tablet PC
  6. The HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC