Saturday, August 04, 2007

my next tablet pc?? dell's latitude xt tablet

well, since getting, i love my tablet pc.  however, recently though it has been starting to show its age and can't quite keep up to what it needs to do.  nonetheless it might be time for an upgrade.

the tablet pc market really wasn't too big or successful initially, however recently it has started to take off.  the selection of tablets is pretty big and prices have dropped quite a bit too (previously tablet pcs were usually more a 'premium' type of laptop, 2K+ ranges). 

after looking around, found out about Dell's Latitude XT.  so far the specs look pretty sweet.

 rumors say it will be out in Q3 (perfect for me since i get my bonus in dec.. :P ) and have these type of specs (specs from engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/03/more-details-revealed-on-dells-latitude-xt-tablet/)
  • Single or dual-core Intel ULV CPUs (with integrated graphics)

  • LED-backlit WXGA 1280 x 800 display option

  • Outdoor viewing WXGA 1280 x 800 display option

  • Pen and touch support (digitizer and touchscreen)

  • (3) USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet (duh), 1394, VGA out

  • WiFi options up to 802.11n, optional Bluetooth

  • Optional 3G (HSDPA, EV-DO Rev. A)

  • ExpressCard slot, optional Smart Card slot, fingerprint reader

  • i like the idea of the LED backlit display and outdoor viewing.  i wonder if you can get both features or if its a one or the other type of option/upgrade? 

    however the TC1100's form factor is still one i wish another manufacturer would take up.  its so nice being able to detach the keyboard and go pure slate mode.  perhaps HP will resurrect the TC1X00 someday, i can always dream!