Dell Latitude XT – Comments Say It All

It seems that some folks are really giving Dell a bad time about their new Latitude XP tablet model, and mainly because of pricing. It seems that the latest tablet has a starting price of $2,499, which according to some, is way out of line when compared to other offerings from other OEM’s such as Toshiba and Lenovo. These are the spec’s Dell lists:


  • Intel Core 2 Solo ULV processor U2100 (1.06GHz) or
  • Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor U7600 (1.20GHz)

12.1″ WXGA (1280 x 800) display:

  • Optional LED-backlit display
  • LCD Outdoor viewing display for increased brighness in outdoor use

Graphics: Integrated ATI Radeon X1250 UMA adapter


  • All configurations include 1GB of integrated 533MHz memory
  • optional 2GB or 3GB configurations available

Power/Battery Options:

  • 4-cell 28W/Hr Li-Ion primary or secondary
  • 6-cell 42W/Hr Li-Ion primary or secondary
  • 45W/Hr Li-Ion High Capacity Battery Slice
  • 45W (small form factor), 65W, Combo Auto/Air (90W test only)
  • 3-foot power cord standard, 6-foot optional

Hard Drive Options:

  • 40GB 1.8″ 4200RPM hard drive
  • 80GB 1.8″ 4200RPM hard drive
  • 120GB 1.8″ 5400RPM hard drive
  • 32 or 64GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drives

Input Devices:

  • Finger Touch – Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Pen – EM Digitizer
    • Eraser functionality actuated via side switch
    • Optional tether
    • Interaction with display controlled by three different replaceable “tips” for user-selectable writing experiences
  • Full-size keyboard / full Latitude localization
  • Dual-pointing; rubber domes with leveling rods
  • Scroll Wheel with enter and back functionality (on display / slate)

Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista Business (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
  • Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005

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  • computrout

    I love Dells. I love Tablets. But I value $2500 more. That is way too much for this machine.

    Since the general public has not taken a big interest in Tablets, I would guess that Dell is focusing on the one industry who uses Tablets. That would be the medical field. Hospitals spend WAY TOO MUCH on computers. I remember talking to a Dell tech that came to my work a couple of years ago, and he was talking about replacing $10,000 video cards at a local hospital. No wonder our medical bill and insurance are way too high.

  • Denny

    2,500___BUCKS___!!! _ Geeeeezzzzzzzzz

    That Would buy ALLOT-TA Chrome for a Harley … {;-)

  • Ron Schenone

    Heh computrout and Denny,
    Thanks for your input.

    $2500 would also buy a BIGGER HDTV ! :-)

  • the oracle

    The more I work on Dells, the more I wonder how they ever became number one in the first place. The wonders of the service tag are a lesson in frustration. (When working on something with that kind of tag, like say, an International Harvester, which had what was called a line sitting number, everypart could clearly be identified on each machine) On a Dell, it gives a start as to what COULD be in the machine, but not the exact contents of the machine – which is what it purports to do.

    As for dollar value, I am not sure why ANY of the big manufacturers got very big, as they all operate in counterintuitive ways. I tend to believe it many times comes down to the Windows discount they can provide by sheer volume.

  • Ron Schenone

    Hi Marc,
    I hear you.