Dell updated its Latitude XT convertible tablet with the new XT2 model featuring more than 11 hours of battery life (6-cell plus battery slice.) Like its predecessor, the XT2 incorporates multi-touch screen technology making it possible for you to use natural gestures like a pinch or tap for scrolling, panning, rotating, zooming, and more. What’s more, Dell’s integration of multi-touch utilizes the full display, not just the touchpad.
In tablet mode, you can use the multi-touch screen to control the computer with your fingers or the battery-free pen to write or draw as you would on a piece of paper. In laptop mode, the multi-touch screen capabilities are still available, but you’ll also have a full-sized keyboard and dual-pointing track stick and buttons for control.
The Latitude XT2 features better performance, enhanced security, and better manageability than the previous generation. It also has an ultra-portable, lightweight form factor that is thinner than many competitors. The chassis itself is about 1.1-inches thick. The starting weight for the convertible is 3.78 pounds with a 6-cell battery.
All three of Dell’s featured systems use the 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor SU9300, though an upgrade to the 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor SU9400 is also available. Other key features include a daylight viewable display with up to 100% more luminance than the HP EliteBook 2730p, up to 5GB of DDR3 RAM, optional Ultra Performance SSD or Mobility SSD hard drives, and improved connectivity with new LCD-based wireless antenna design. You can also customize the system with optional mobile broadband capabilities. The Latitude XT2 starts at $2,399 and is available today.