Those who’ve been looking for ‘the flexibility of a tablet with the power of a laptop’ are probably just waiting for something like the Dell Latitude XT3 to hit shelves. While the tablet PC has yet to do precisely that, it can be pre-ordered from the company’s website for now.
The Dell Latitude XT3 would undoubtedly feel like a notebook with its display attached to a swiveling neck if it wasn’t for the touch capabilities of the screen. At any rate, it can be expected to offer as much portability as a regular laptop with its 2kg weight and 12.7” x 1.2” x 8.7” dimensions. The daylight viewable LED screen or the alternative reduced glare LCD on this one measures 13.3” and there’s a pen input option accompanying it.
Running Windows 7, users get to pick from Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM. Among the other features noted in the spec sheet are Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel QM67 Express chipset, up to 320GB HDD storage if not a 250GB SSD and DVD+/-RW via XT3 Media Base or E-Modular Bay II. The connectivity options cover Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth 3.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA and still more.
The $1,789 marked out for the Dell Latitude XT3 tablet PC seems to be the starting price since there are a bunch of user selectable options to choose from. The 6-cell battery is included in the bill, while it’s $79 in extra change for those who want a 9-cell battery powering the convertible laptop.