Dell XT Tablet PC Specs Leaking Out

Engadget has the goods on the Dell XT Tablet PC:

  • 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’m liking the LED backlight, WXGA, FireWire, multi-mode screen, and optional 3G. Can’t wait to get my hands on that puppy. Antimatter has a forum thread going on here to talk about it. I’m curious, too – what’s up with that beveled edge on the casing? And, what’s up with XP on the picture? Everyone knows the best thing about Vista is the Tablet PC support.


Question for our readers: In your opinion, how does this fair against the Lenovo X61, HP’s 2710p, Gateway E295C, and the Fujitsu T4220? Personally, I think the LED-backlit is a real differentiator, and they seem to be hitting their competitors feature for feature. I’ve used a couple of computers with a LED backlit, and the screen clarity and brightness is a huge plus.

UPDATE: I’ve removed the picture because our source is telling us that the XT looks nothing like the unit pictured on Engadget.