GBM Shortcut: Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC LED and DLV Head To Head

I mentioned last week that Dell was sending me a replacement Latitude XT Tablet PC due to some intermittent problems I was experiencing with the digitizer. I asked them to send me the LED version instead of the DLV that I originally ordered. I’m glad I did.

It is remarkable how much lighter and thinner the LED version is over the DLV. To be honest, I cannot tell any difference in screen brightness, clarity, viewing angles, and outdoors viewability. I know the DLV is supposed to help with outdoor viewability and fluorescent lighting, but the testing I’ve done does not show any significance gain with DLV, even though the DLV has 400 nits and the LED has 220 nits. All tests were done with full brightness. I also conducted some battery tests between the two units using the same power scheme ( Dell Recommended ). After an hour, each showed 75% battery remaining. So, I’m not seeing any battery improvement between the two screen types.

My recommendation: get the LED version. It feels so much better in the hands, and offers a much better tablet experience in my opinion.

Watch the video review, and view the comparison pictures below.

 

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Dell Latitude XT (DLV) right side
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Dell Latitude XT (LED) right side
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Two Dell Latitude XT’s side by side. LED in the foreground
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Two Dell Latitude XT’s, screens closed. LED version in the foreground
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison, outdoors. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison, outdoors. DLV on the left, LED on the right
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison, outdoors, portrait mode. DLV
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Dell Latitude XT screen comparison, outdoors, portrait mode. LED
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Dell Latitude XT DLV version – 4 lbs 4 oz
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Dell Latitude XT LED version: 3 lbs 11 oz
   
   

 

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