Dell Latitude XT


Dell's Latitude XT convertible laptop ready to ship
Dell's much-awaited Latitude XT tablet PC is ready to ship in the United States, according to a document posted on the company's Website.
The new laptop, loaded with the latest storage, networking, and display features, was declared ready to ship on Dec. 3 in the United States, according to the document in a compressed training manual on Dell's Website. Dell did not respond to a request for comment about the PC and its availability.
Documents in the manual also list the laptop's specifications. The laptop, powered by Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage 1.2GHz chip, will come with a 12.1-inch display, which can be flipped to convert to the laptop to a Tablet PC. Dell will provide the option of selecting either a regular LCD or an LED display.
WiMax capabilities included in the laptop will provide wireless WAN communication capabilities, according to the document. A separate antenna component, that attaches to the external panel on the laptop, enables an internal WiMax card to function. Other wireless capabilities include an optional internal wireless a/b/g/n card and Bluetooth support. The system also has a Gigabit Ethernet controller.
In addition to a hard drive, users will have the option to add a 32GB or 64GB solid-state storage drive.
It will come with 1GB of DDR2 on-board memory and have memory modules supporting up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM. With a four-cell battery, the system will weigh up to 1.8 kilograms or 4 pounds, according to the documents.
The system will ship with the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate OSes. In China, it will ship with the Red Flag Linux OS.
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