Dell has announced that its refreshed Latitude XT3 laptop come tablet hybrid PC is available from today for $1,819. As you might guess from the name, the XT3 is the third of Dell's convertible laptops. The first one appeared in 2007. The laptop now comes with a bigger 13.3in HD LCD screen, while previous models had a 12.1in screen, and it is powered by Intel's latest Core i3, i5 or i7 processor. Dell said, "The Latitude XT3 truly conforms to how people work, including capacitive multi-touch (four-finger), pen, touchpad, full keyboard (optional backlit functionality) and mouse capabilities."
The Dell XT3 laptop comes with a choice of Windows 7 versions and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Inside is a 250GB or 320GB hard drive that optionally can be upgraded to a 256GB solid state disk (SSD) drive. Dell quotes battery life of up to 8 hours with recharge of 80 per cent in one hour using 'Expresscharge'.
Onboard there is Intel HD Graphics 3000 video card. The XT3 is 30.9mm thick and weighs just over 2kg. Connectivity includes three USB ports, HDMI, WiFi, Ethernet and optional Bluetooth. The device is a laptop but, using a bi-directional hinge, can be transformed into a tablet. The XT3 is compatible with docking stations, power adapters, media modules and extended battery slices.
On the security front the laptop is protected by magnesium alloy with a powder coated base. It also has technologies such as Dell Data Protection, Remote Data Delete and a Free Fall Sensor. In regard to its XT3 laptop Dell said, "To suggest there's been an evolution in technology and functionality is an understatement."