Dell Latitude XT2

Specifications

Dell Latitude XT2Notebook: Dell Latitude XT2 (Latitude XT Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.72kg
Price: 4600 euro
Average Score: 74.2% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 52%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: 75% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude XT2

70% Dell Latitude XT2 XFR ruggedised laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
The XT2 XFR obviously has a very niche market, but aside from its touch capabilities temporarily ceasing after its spell in the freezer, it appears as rugged as Dell claims it to be. Of course, all that protection comes at a price, but it is in line with the competition, most notably Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-19. It would be nice if it were a bit lighter, especially since it’s designed to be used in the hands, but overall it’s a decent ruggedised tablet-style laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Latitude XT2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Dell's Latitude line of business-grade laptops may be, officially, engineered for ‘durability, security, battery life and remote administration’, but every so often it throws up something that is simply wasted on PowerPoint presentations. Something like the ultra-slim, supersexy and Apple iPad-rivalling multitouch XT2. A gorgeous design and practical multitouch screen, let down by a curiously low battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review Update: Dell Latitude XT2 with Windows 7
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Latitude XT2 is a good looking and well built business convertible-notebook that seems to lag behind the competition. Compared to its main rival, the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet, it uses a slower 1.8" hard drive, slower processor, and offers much less battery life unless you also use an add-on battery slice. One of the XT2's biggest flaws is the use of much slower 1.8" 5400RPM hard drives ... making the performance much slower than other top-tier business machines.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Dell - Latitude XT2 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Dell's second stab at a convertible Tablet PC is a superb machine which brings finger-tap support to the screen and, perhaps in a more headline-grabbing move, adds multi-touch support for good measure. The machine is pricey though. Its starting price of £1,200 comes into play before you start fiddling with the many customisation options, and before you add VAT on top. The multi-touch capability and great build quality will draw you in but you may be put off by the absence of a built-in optical drive and the amount you need to splash out to get one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: price: 40% workmanship: 90%
60% Dell Latitude XT2
Source: Laptop Mag English
Dell’s business-friendly tablet now has a multitouch display, but this convertible’s short battery life and high price hold it back. We like the XT2’s smooth multitouch display, durable design, and speedy solid state drive. Overall, we prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet with multitouch, because it offers faster performance and longer endurance for about $300 less. But if you’re a highly mobile worker looking for a design that’s easier to carry, the XT2 is worth a look. Just be sure to spring for the 6-cell battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Latitude XT2 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Latitude XT2 packs some of the latest touch technologies in an extremely well built and good looking chassis. Build quality is above and beyond even similar Latitude series notebooks, with a very rugged chassis. The keyboard is comfortable to type on and feels almost better than the legendary ThinkPad keyboard. System performance would get a significant boost with a faster drive since the 1.8" model gets an average transfer speed of 28MB/s while most SSDs of the same size would be above 100MB/s. Overall, if you are looking for a very portable tablet designed to hold up to the rigors of daily business use, the Dell Latitude XT2 is a clear winner. The only big downside to this model is the high price tag and lower battery life, but if you can live with those it is hard to find a superior model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: price: 40% workmanship: 95%
80% Dell Latitude XT2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Go on, grab the Dell Latitude XT2 - it just feels good. The rugged metal-alloy casing gives it a solid, substantial frame. Pick it up, and the 13.3in Dell Latitude XT2 is deceptively light (1.64kg). Put all of that together, and you seem to have a premium choice for mobility-minded businessfolk in need of a tablet PC. It has style in spades and a host of great features. But is this £1,672 inc VAT ultraportable package good for the long haul? Overall, the superslick Dell Latitude XT2 will make you the envy of the boardroom. It offers most of the bells and whistles you might need, and it runs briskly enough for you to get your work in order. This machine offers more than enough to like - except for maybe the price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude XT2
Source: Computer Shopper English
 

Tablet PCs have never taken the mass market by storm, but they still command enough of a niche following—about 7 percent of the laptop market, depending on who’s counting—to keep the major PC makers dabbling in the category. The Dell Latitude XT2, the company’s second-generation convertible tablet, delivers some welcome new features and a notably crisp, bright touch screen. The Dell Latitude XT2 costs more than a traditional 12.1-inch ultraportable, but for those who need a tablet PC and have wished for a no-compromises screen, it’s worth every penny.


80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Den Kopf verdreht
Source: c't - 21/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
87% Test Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet-PC / Convertible
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 92%
Vergleich Tablet-Notebooks: Das Fazit
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50%
50% Dell Latitude XT2
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50%
80% Dell Latitude XT2
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 10% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
75% Dell Latitude XT2 XFR in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Dell XT2 XFR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.72 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


74.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)