Steve Seto, Tablet PC MVP and GBM Forum member, just received a Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC and has these unboxing pictures and commentary. I’m sure Steve will be posting more in our Dell forum. It’s great to see Dell shipping these units so quickly. I just wish we could get our review eval unit….Until then, we’ll live vicariously through Steve.
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I ordered my XT last Monday. U7600 (1.2GHz) Core 2 Duo with the high-brightness DLV screen, 2 GB of RAM (only wanted 1, but Dell’s automated order system wouldn’t allow it), 32GB SSD, 802.11 Draft n WiFi and BlueTooth 2.0. Vista Ultimate and OneNote with all the media. The XT was delivered this evening, about one week ahead of schedule…
So far, it’s really nice to have a contemporary machine again. Very fast. Windows Experience is 3.5, but hard drive is 4.5 and Graphics is 4.1.
It’s heavier and thicker than I would like. The screen is amazingly bright!
The N-trig screen will take a little getting used to, but I’ve tried both touch and pen; the lack of need for touch pressure is very, very nice.
Unopened box. Note 18 inch ruler to give a sense of size. This ruler is the same in all subsequent photos
Side of unopened box
Opened box seen from the front. Note that small box at back is simply free in the rear cavity.
Opened box as seen from the side. The small box contains the empty D-Bay enclosure.
3 Internal boxes; at left, small box containing empty D-Bay enclosure. In foreground, box with accessories. In background, box containing tablet (Comforting label: “Computer made in China”)
Side view of same
Accessory box contents; 5 media disks – Vista, Drivers, OneNote, Roxio and Applications
Accessory box contents; At top, small! 45 Watt charger and AC cord plus N-trig pen. At left, the Product Guide and at right, the removable optical drive (hybrid connector with USB and power plugs).
D-Bay enclosure and set-up guide
XT in its foam supports and plastic wrap
XT from the front; brushed gunmetal top surface is very attractive
XT from right side. XT with DLV screen is about 1 and 1/8 inches thick.
XT from rear. Others have already shown ports, etc.
XT from left side. Note orange cap in N-trig pen garage.
XT open in convertible mode (Me in the screen!)
XT in slate mode
XT bottom; at top, hinge. Then docking port (exposed). In the middle is access door for RAM (and radio cards??). At bottom is battery (6-cell, 45 Watt-Hours)
N-trig 2-button pen. Below at left is lanyard, blue nibs (slightly “draggy?”), black nibs (slick) and nib pulling tool.