Latitude XT Details

Lots of folks have been waiting for us to release more details on the Latitude XT Tablet PC. My first brief post about it has received more than 400 comments and has gone on to become the #1 most viewed post in Direct2Dell's history. It's made some traction in the blogosphere too—almost 2,000 posts reference the product by name before we announced it.

Update: 12/11—Glenn just published his post. It has the capacitive touch vlog I mention in the last sentence of this post. 

And speaking of the blogosphere, many of you who are interested problably already have seen the updates from Engadget here and here.

We will begin taking orders and shipping the product by the end of the year.

The convertible tablet weighs in at 3.57lbs., making it is one of the lightest tablet PCs available. Pricing starts at $2,499. Now for some other specs…


  • Intel Core 2 Solo ULV processor U2100 (1.06GHz) or

  • Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor U7600 (1.20GHz)

12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) display:

  • Optional LED-backlit display

  • LCD Outdoor viewing display for increased brighness in outdoor use

Graphics: Integrated ATI Radeon X1250 UMA adapter


  • All configurations include 1GB of integrated 533MHz memory

  • optional 2GB or 3GB configurations available

Power/Battery Options:

  • 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 Drive Options:

  • 40GB 1.8" 4200RPM hard drive

  • 80GB 1.8" 4200RPM hard drive

  • 120GB 1.8" 5400RPM hard drive

  • 32 or 64GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drives

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 or 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 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)

Tomorrow, we'll follow up this post with another that discusses functionality of the tablet with a nearly 10-minute vlog discussing the Latitude XT's capactive pen and touch capability. It's live now—see here.

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