Dell, which first began offering its Latitude XT tablet notebook in 2007, is revamping its lineup with the Latitude XT2. The updated Dell tablet is offering users up to 11 hours of battery life with a six-cell battery along with the option of using newer DDR3 memory instead of more conventional DDR2 memory. The Dell XT2 tablet laptop also comes with Intel's ultra low-volt Core 2 Duo processors.
has revamped its Latitude XT tablet PC to include a six-cell battery that offers
up to 11 hours of battery life, as well as other features such as support for
newer DDR3 (double data rate 3) main memory.
The Dell Latitude XT2 tablet officially went on sale
Feb. 10 for a starting price of $2,399, according to the company. Dell
originally jumped into this specific part of the laptop market in 2007
the original Latitude XT tablet notebook.
Dell is not the only company to recently revamp its
tablet lineup. Earlier this month, Fujitsu
upgraded several of its LifeBook tablet laptops
to support AT&T's 3G
wireless broadband technology.
In addition to some of the new features, the Dell
Latitude XT2 tablet offers a choice of either an ultra low-volt Intel
Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor running at 1.2GHz or the Core 2 Duo SU9400 chip
running at 1.4GHz. The two Intel processors are built on newer 45-nanometer
The Latitude XT2 also supports integrated Intel
For business users, Dell
is also supporting Intel's vPro technology
- a chip bundle that makes
managing and securing a corporate laptop fleet easier and more
with the Latitude XT2 tablet. In addition, the Dell tablet also
supports DASH (desktop and mobile architecture for system hardware) 1.0
The revamped battery life for the Latitude XT2 is reminiscent
of what Dell
first offered when the company introduced its Latitude "E" business laptops in
In that case, Dell began offering some Latitude notebook with 19
hours of battery life.
Dell has also included support for newer DDR3 memory
with the Latitude XT2 tablet instead of offering more conventional DDR2 memory.
According to Dell's Web site, the XT2 tablet offers between 1GB and 5GB of DDR3
main memory. Dell is also offering a SATA (serial ATA) hard disk drive with up
120GB of data storage or a solid state drive (SSD) that offers up to 128GB of
The Latitude XT2 tablet has a 12.1-inch, WXGA LED display
that support multitouch technologies and users can use either a finger or
stylus to write on the tablet. Dell also supports 64-bit Microsoft Windows
Vista with the XT2 tablet and the company also offers a downgrade option to the
Windows XP Tablet operating system.