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February 10, 2009
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Dell Latitude XT2
Dell on Tuesday introduced a new version of its multitouch, convertible tablet PC, adding longer battery life to the business computer.
The new Latitude XT 2 can run up to 11 hours and 28 minutes without a recharge with the use of two six-cell batteries, according to Dell. The second battery is sold as an option.
In addition, the computer supports up to 5 GB of DDR3 memory, a faster technology than the older DDR2, and includes Intel's vPro technology for system management and security.
The latest version ships with those capabilities, which includes the use of gestures like a pinch or tap for scrolling, panning, rotating, and zooming. In addition, there's a programmable double-tap feature to accomplish tasks such as launching a Web browser or turning the screen off to save power.
Convertible PCs are machines that can be used as notebooks but also have a rotating screen that can fold down on top of the keyboard to provide a flat writing surface. People can use a stylus that ships with the system to write notes.
The Latitude XT2 has a 12-inch daylight viewable display and is available with Dell's ControlVault and ControlPoint security software. Companies can also add support for a wireless providers' broadband data network.
The system is available with either a 1.2-GHz or 1.4-GHz Intel Core 2 dual-core processor. For storage, companies can choose up to a 120-GB, 5,400-RPM SATA hard-disk drive or up to a 128-GB solid-state drive. There's also an optional fingerprint and a smart card reader available.
The Latitude XT2 weighs 3.6 pounds with a four-cell battery and 3.8 pounds with a six-cell power supply. Pricing starts at $2,399.
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