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Dell’s Tablet PC Finally Ships

By Robert | January 9, 2008

Almost 7 months have passed since Dell’s Latitude XT was first announced and now the company is finally ready to sell their first Tablet PC. Dell stated that this baby, weighing in at 3.53 pounds is one of the thinnest and lightest in its class and it was labeled as a ground breaking device by some specialists. The Latitude XT comes at 12.1 inches and supports capacitive and pen touch technology. This means that you can move items around and make actions happen without applying pressure on the display. According to Dell Product Director Margaret Franco, customers had to make tradeoffs in tablet functionality in order to gain usable systems. This is due to the fact that Latitude XT comes with Capacitive touch technology, allowing users to take advantage of tablet technology and enabling them to get everything done better and faster.

Dell claims that the new Tablet PC is better in response times to the competition and also comes with advanced digital palm rejection, something that will aid users a lot in writing on the screen while using a digitizer that is ten times more durable when compared with other tablet PCs. Latitude XT is built around Intel’s Core 2 Solo ULV processor and the Core 2 DUO, while also coming with a Radeon X1250 graphics core. When it comes to keyboard it is full sized with dual pointers while the Tablet PC can accommodate a 120 GB hard drive or a 64GB solid state drive.

The only problem is that the Latitude XT’s Tablet PC needs to come with a price and this is the truth as the base price is of $2,499. Shipments and orders will be met after the end of the year. It will be interesting to take a look at what people will think and to see whether or not Dell will be successful in the Tablet PC world. They should be with such a device.

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