Dell Latitude XT2 XFR - small, tough and multi-touch capable
By Jeff Salton
October 27, 2009
Dell continues to expand its Latitude range by revealing the industry’s smallest 12.1-inch rugged convertible tablet PC that has a multi-touch display - the Latitude XT2 XFR. The company says this PC is designed to meet the unique and demanding needs of customers in the military, police, border patrol, field service organizations, factory fulfilment and first responders. At only 1.5 inches thick (38.1mm) this rugged 12.1-inch convertible tablet weighs 5.4lbs (2.45kg) and adds to Dell’s Rugged Mobility Solution offering that includes the fully rugged Latitude E6400 XFR and the semi-rugged Latitude E6400 ATG laptops.
The XT2 XFR also joins purpose-engineered products like the Latitude Z, Latitude 2100 netbook for education and Dell Precision M6400 mobile workstation as another step in Dell’s strategy to develop differentiated form factors and solutions that meet specific customer usage needs.
The Dell Latitude XT2 XFR has a four-cell battery and solid state drive, it is engineered and independently tested to meet MIL-810G standards for operation in harsh environments. It’s compression-sealed and rugged I/O doors, LCD, and keyboard, provide an IP54 level of Ingress Protection, or resistance to moisture and dust.
“The Latitude XT2 XFR is more than a laptop, it’s a key part of our mobile command and data center solutions for field service, defense and first-responder customers,” said Paul Bell, president, Dell Global Public-Sector Business. “These unique solutions, coupled with our service model, make those communities more effective, enabling them to focus on their core missions instead of managing technology.”
Dell believes the new tablet PC is ideal for police or first-responder vehicles where critical information can be accessed with one hand because of its touchscreen capabilities. The Latitude XT2 XFR is also designed for field-service and industrial manufacturing workforces who need an easy to carry, rugged system that can stand up to drops, spills and temperature extremes. “We are listening and delivering purpose-engineered products based on unique usage models within customers’ environment,” said Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager, Business Client Product Group, Dell, Inc. “The Latitude XT2 XFR is a perfect example where feedback told us that customers needed the innovative functionality of the Latitude XT2 with the ability to perform in rugged environments.”
- The Latitude XT2 XFR's features include:
- Intel Core 2 Duo processors with up to 5GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory;
- QuadCool Thermal Management System for excellent performance, even in extreme temperatures from -10ºF to 140ºF;
- Four-, six- and nine-cell battery options;
- Standard data security features that include Dell ControlVault and Dell ControlPoint, as well as optional solid state and spinning disk drives with full disk encryption;
- Impact resistant, sunlight viewable, 12.1-inch wide LED display with capacitive multi-touch gestures-enabled or optional resistive touch screen;
- Optional hot-swappable modules including GPS (in the coming weeks) and webcam;
- Optional expansion sliver provides camera/light, serial, and RJ11 inputs.
It also has an extensive range of optional accessories and services that include mobile rugged docking and mounting solutions that Dell says will be available in the coming weeks.
The new units has a full complement of wireless connectivity options including wireless LAN 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and mobile broadband and is available with Dell’s optional remote management capabilities and next business day service and support.
The Dell Latitude XT2 XFR is available in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, UK, Germany and Italy via all of Dell’s sales channels, including PartnerDirect, starting at US$3,599.
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