Notebook Review

The Dell Latitude XT: A solid tablet, but at what cost?

Dell finally broke into the Tablet PC market with the release of the Latitude XT. There was a lot of hype and speculation around this release and we finally got our hands on a review unit. Now, we have the chance to see what the fuss is all about. The XT has a solid design and runs on a 1.2GHz ULV Core 2 Duo processor. It also has the new N-trig touchscreen technology, which is quite impressive. The pen and capacitive touch technology are both very accurate and responsive.


  • Dual touch technology, capacitive touch
  • LED backlit display
  • Solid keyboard
  • Solid pen with pressure sensitive nibs
  • Great battery life with slice battery
  • Tons of accessory options
  • Cons
  • Dull design, but business like
  • Expensive $$$
  • Eraser on pen is a button, feels awkward
  • Latch doesn't lock lid
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    This was first published in March 2008

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