Dell is equipping a new convertible note pad for professionals who like the novelty of a tablet with touch screen, but are not willing to sacrifice the durability of a full keyboard and OS. The announcement made in early February and the space originally for release previous month, the Latitude XT3 should approach the end line. An official date of release and price are not yet available, but the product has finally got a product page on the Dell site.
Versatility is perhaps the best asset of a convertible notebook, and the XT3 is no different. Dell says the machine will be suitable for use in any light level courtesy of visible light and reducing glare 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen options. Again, with the touch input (accepts input from the pen and fingers), has a keyboard (standard or background) or highly productive sessions. Meanwhile, a docking station offers advanced I / O.
Basic specifications include Intel QM67 Intel mobile chipset point Cougar HD 3000 IGP graphics and a DVD burner. It is safe to assume that Sandy Bridge processors will be available, although specific models are not mentioned. Regrettably, the spec sheet is quiet on possible options for discrete graphics, system memory and storage configurations. The XT3 Latitude measures 12.7 x 8.7 x 1.2in with a starting weight of 4.46 pounds (depended on battery).
Connectivity has various WLAN, GPS and WWAN options, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 3.0, an included HD webcam as well as microphone, three ports of USB 2.0 with one eSATA combo, a memory card reader, HDMI-out and VGA, a SmartCard reader, a 34mm ExpressCard port and an Fingerprint reader(optional). Dell will also give a usual 6-cell 44Wh battery with a 9-cell 76Wh extended part and a 97Wh "slice" battery.