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Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet PC Specs and Pictures Leaked On Dell.Com



Latitude XT2 Our always reliable forum members unearthed the service manual for Dell’s unannounced XT2 Tablet PC. — complete with specs, pictures, and all.

Complete specs and more pictures after the break.

  • DDR3, eSATA, GMA X4500 graphics (they dropped the ATI video card)
  • Capable of 5GB of RAM
  • 1.8” SATA
  • 34mm Express Card ( a change from ExpressCard 54)
  • One USB port capable of PowerShare, which can charge a USB device while the tablet is off
  • They are sticking with ULV
  • Notice the antennae bump on the right side of the screen, which is a change from XT which had a little lift tab in the middle of the bezel.
  • According to the manual, they’ve also done away with one of the programmable buttons — email.
  • The weight of 2.2 lbs looks suspiciously low. I can’t imagine them dropping over a pound in weight going from XT to the XT2. I’m thinking the weight is not including battery or display.

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Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet PC
Latitude XT2
Notice the missing email button from the XT
Processor typeIntel ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo ULV
L2 cache3 MB
External bus frequency800 MHz
System Information
System chipsetIntel SFF Chipset
Data bus width64 bits
DRAM bus widthDual-channel (2) 64-bit buses
Processor address bus width36 bits
PCI bus32 bits
NOTE: The ExpressCard slot is designed only for ExpressCards. It does NOT support PC cards.
ExpressCard connectorExpressCard slot (supports both USB- and PCIe-based interfaces)
Cards supported34 mm ExpressCards
External bus frequency800 MHz
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card Reader
Cards supportedSD, SDIO, SD HC, Mini SD (w/adapter) MMC, MMC+, Mini MMC (w/adapter))
Memory module connectorone user-accessible SODIMM socket
Memory module capacities1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
Memory typeDDR3 SODIMM
Minimum memory1 GB (onboard memory)
Maximum memory5 GB capable (requires 64-bit Windows Vista ® operating system)
Smart Card
Read/write capabilitiesReads and writes to all ISO 7816 1/2/3/4 microprocessor cards (T=0, T=1)
Cards supported3 V and 5 V
Program technology supportedJava cards
Interface speed9600—115,200 bps
EMV levelLevel 1 certified
WHQL certificationPC/SC
CompatibilityCompatible within a PKI environment
Insert/eject cyclesCertified for up to 100,000 cycles
Ports and Connectors
Audiomicrophone connector, stereo headphone/speakers connector
IEEE 13944-pin serial connector
E-dockStandard E-Dock connector for devices such as E-Dock advanced port replicators and expansion stations
The optional media base can be connected to the E-Dock connector.
Mini-cardOne dedicated half-mini-card slot for WLAN
One dedicated full-mini-card slot for WWAN / GPS (mobile broadband)
Network adapterRJ-45 port
USBtwo 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors
Powered USB5-pin power supply and 4-pin USB
2.0-compliant connector
USBTwo 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors
One USB connector can be used as an eSATA connector. The other USB connector with PowerShare can be used to charge a USB device when the computer is turned on or off.
Video15-hole connector
Network adapter10 / 100 / 1000 Ethernet LAN on system board
Wirelessinternal WLAN, WWAN, and Bluetooth ® wireless support (if optional cards are purchased)
Video typeintegrated
Video controllerMobile Intel ® GMA X4500 Graphics Controller
Data busintegrated
Video memoryup to 256 MB shared memory
Audio typetwo-channel high definition audio codec
Audio controllerIDT 92HD71B
Stereo conversion24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog)
Internalhigh definition audio
Externalmicrophone-in connector, stereo headphones/speakers mini-connector
Speakerone 4-ohm speaker
Internal speaker amplifier2-Watt channel into 4 ohms
Volume controlsVolume control buttons and program menus
Type (active-matrix TFT)
Active X / Y12.1 inches WXGA
Height261.12 mm (10.28 inches)
Width163.2 mm (6.43 inches)
Diagonal307.34 mm (12.1 inches)
Maximum Resolutions1280 x 800 at 262 K colors
Operating angle0 ° (closed) to 160 °
Refresh rate60 Hz (40 Hz in All Day Battery Life (ADBL) mode)
Viewing angles
Horizontal40/40 °
Vertical15/30 °
Pixel pitch0.204
Power consumption (panel with backlight, typical)3.0 W (max)
Number of keys87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 91 (Japan)
Touch Pad
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 CPI
Width73.0-mm (2.9-inch) sensor-active area
Height42.9-mm (1.7-inch) rectangle
Type4-cell: 28 Whr/14.8V
6-cell: 58 Whr/11.1V
Slice 48: Whr/11.1V
4-cell lithium-ion battery210 mm (8.27 inches)
6-cell lithium-ion battery210 mm (8.27 inches)
Slice9.5 mm (0.38 inch)
4-cell lithium-ion battery18 mm (0.71 inch)
6-cell lithium-ion battery23.2 mm (0.91 inch)
Slice186 mm (7.32 inches)
4-cell lithium-ion battery46.5 mm (1.83 inch)
6-cell lithium-ion battery68.5 mm (2.7 inches)
Slice279 mm (10.98 inches)
4-cell lithium-ion battery0.2 kg (0.44 lb)
6-cell lithium-ion battery0.37—0.38 kg (0.82—0.84 lb)
Slice0.59—0.61 kg (1.3—1.34 lb)
Voltage11.1 VDC (6-cell, Slice)
14.8 VDC (4-cell)
Charge time (approximate)
Computer offapproximately 1 hour to 80% capacity (4-cell battery)
Approximately 2 hours to 100% capacity (4 cell battery)
Life span (approximate)300 charge/discharge cycles
Temperature range
Operating0 ° to 35 °C (32 ° to 95 °F)
Storage-10 ° to 60 °C (14 ° to 140 °F)
Coin-cell batteryCR-2032
AC Adapter
Input voltage90—264 VAC
Input current (maximum)1.1 A
Input frequency47—63 Hz
Output current3.3 A (maximum at 10ms pulse)
2.3 A (continuous)
Output power45 W or higher
Rated output voltage19.5 ±1.0 VDC
Height16 mm (0.63 inch)
Width63 mm (2.48 inches)
Depth88 mm (3.46 inches)
Temperature range:
Operating0 ° to 40 °C (32 ° to 104 °F)
Storage—10 ° to 70 °C (—50 ° to 158 °F)
Fingerprint Reader (optional)
TypeUPEK TCS3 TouchStripâ„¢ strip sensor with CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing technology
Array size248 x 2 pixels
Height19.95—26.82 mm (0.79—1.06 inch)
Width290.6 mm—296.6 mm (11.44—11.68 inches)
Depth204 mm—226 mm (8.03—8.9 inches)
Weight1 kg (2.2 lb)



Temperature range:
Operating0 ° to 35 °C (32 ° to 95 °F)
Storage—40 ° to 65 °C (—40 ° to 149 °F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment):
Operating0.66 GRMS
Storage1.3 GRMS
Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse):
Operating143 G
Storage163 G
Altitude (maximum):
Operating—15.2 to 3048 m (—50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage—15.2 to 3048 m (—50 to 10,000 ft)
Airborne contaminant levelG2 or lower as defined by ANSI/ISA-S71.04-1985


  1. Stefan

    01/23/2009 at 10:47 pm

    wonderful news. the resolution could be higher… 13xxx7xx and 63M colors but – we’ll see. what about pricing? release?


  2. Manuel

    01/24/2009 at 3:55 am


    I just bought the XT1 two days ago. The specifications state “physical 2.2lbs”. What does that mean? 2.2lbs without battery display hd and and….

  3. rocke86

    01/24/2009 at 5:02 am

    Nice looking tablet, I just got a 2730p yesterday which weighs in at 3.8 lbs and the 2.2 lbs is definitely attractive. Now the 2730p is rugged and has a metal case, so I wonder how rugged the xt2 is. The 2730p has a lot of density but is very solid and well balanced. I’d imagine it cost around $2000, i’d have buyers remorse if I bought my tablet at full price, the xt2 is tempting!

    If anyone is looking for a 2730p a seller on ebay(which I bought from and had no problems) has them near new, fully loaded with a hp cdrw/dvd drive that is powered by a special usb port on the 2730p for $1200.

  4. Rob Bushway

    01/24/2009 at 8:23 am

    The weight of 2.2 lbs looks suspiciously low. I can’t imagine them dropping over a pound in weight going from XT to the XT2. I’m thinking the weight is not including battery or display.

  5. aswfreak29

    01/24/2009 at 9:41 am

    Shame they couldn’t have updated it sooner. It’s a 2730p with multitouch practically. That is if the weight figure indeed does not include battery or display.

  6. drphysx

    01/24/2009 at 9:41 am

    Even if the 2.2 lbs are without battery, if you add the 4-cell battery, it’s still only 2.64 lbs.

    I wonder how much battery life that 28Whr battery can provide.

    3-4h battery life, 2.64lbs and 0.79-1.06 inch thickness would be plain awesome.

    7h battery life, 3.04 lbs and 0.99-1.06 inch thickness would be awesome, too.

    And being able to choose between both (plus the slice battery) sounds incredible…

    It’s like Macbook Air + even better + usefulness (connectivity) + even more usefulness (digitizer, multitouch).

  7. Raymond

    01/24/2009 at 11:03 am

    On this specs sheet, https://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latxt2/en/SFITS/en_SFITS.pdf, the weight is more realistic.

    Height 25.4 mm (1.0 inch)
    Width 297.0 mm (11.7 inches)
    Depth 218.6 mm (8.6 inches)
    Weight 1.66 kg (3.66 lb) (with 4-cell battery/LED
    standard configuration)
    1.737 kg (3.83 lb) (with 6-cell battery/DLV
    standard configuration)

  8. Joe

    01/24/2009 at 11:23 am

    Well, I wouldn’t get your hopes up. The current XT is lucky to get 3 1/2 hours on the 6cell battery, so 3-4 hours on the 4 cell probably isn’t happening.

  9. drphysx

    01/24/2009 at 12:02 pm

    Let’s see… and hope.

  10. Fredrik

    01/25/2009 at 1:59 am

    I really had high expextations on this Tablet and have put my tablet purchase on hold for quite long time just to get an XT2 but in my opinion theres really not much of an update more like a new build of the same laptop :(
    Hope the final version proves me wrong :)

  11. John McPhee

    01/26/2009 at 6:45 am

    I’ve been shopping around for a new laptop and, as a pre-med student, I’m really leaning towards a Tablet. I live in Portland and use Clear wireless internet (www.clear.com/?utm_source=bc) as my ISP. I use a desktop now and I really want a laptop so I can access Clear’s WiMAX connection throughout downtown Portland. Do you know if this laptop can connect to a WiMAX connection, or will I have to purchase a wireless USB modem from Clear?

  12. Rob Bushway

    01/26/2009 at 10:24 am

    john – nothing official has been released on wireless capabilities other than what is in the service manual. It appears that intergrated WWAN wireless is supported, but I don’t see anything about WiMax.

  13. JimAtLaw

    01/27/2009 at 2:15 pm

    The All Day Battery Life mode is very interesting – I think I’ve seen reference to this on other Dell laptops, but not the XT, so is that new?

    Has anyone tried using a laptop at the lower refresh rate? Curious what effect this has on readability versus actually extending battery life.

    On the clear upside, with Windows 7 supporting multi-touch and Microsoft investing significantly in N-Trig’s innovative technology two weeks ago, XT users should be getting even more value with the next release! (At least we know Windows 7 drivers will be offered and supported early. :-) I also know someone on the research team at another huge and well-known ISV that is working with current generation XTs and N-Trig’s API right now.

    The whole multi-touch thing has been giving me some heartburn about buying a new tablet even though I need one – I’m reluctant to buy something WITHOUT multi-touch when the OS will have support built in going forward. I might have to buy one of these things when Dell actually ships them – here’s hoping that’s sooner than later.

  14. Jim

    01/28/2009 at 4:00 am

    The tablet word seems stuch on not getting any lighter. Around 3-3.5 lbs is as light as anything. I use a Motion C5 because it has been best for holding long periods but it is still rather heavy. I want lighter so I can hold and grade papers for longer periods. Any hope of progress on lessening weight?

  15. R

    01/28/2009 at 8:55 am

    now it seems stuck on not even getting released. why so many delays if there aren’t that many things changing with the new model?
    Rob, you guys have any dell folks you can poke for info?

  16. Rob Bushway

    01/28/2009 at 9:12 am

    r – we are in steady communications with Dell….

  17. JimAtLaw

    01/29/2009 at 8:44 am

    I’d have to think they want to ship this as soon as possible given that people are waiting for it, but who knows. After looking around hopefully on the web, the thing has apparently been rumored for nearly a year already, maybe the stuff that’s been posted is just an error and the product was actually canceled. (I would be unsurprised to see some vaporware products that people are waiting for never materialize in this economy – it happens in a boom already, and in a crash, even having gotten as far as updating their manuals, Dell may very well have decided not to bother producing it.)

    Allowing these manuals to be released and then to stay up would have to be a pretty dumb move on their part though – I have to imagine that few people will buy an XT with a refresh possibly imminent. If they’re not going to release immediately, they should pull these down.

  18. Duncan

    01/30/2009 at 1:05 am

    I have seen the price of the XT take a nose dive on the local Dell website up to 450 euro (592.38 Dollar) discount.
    I am still hoping the XT2 is getting release soon i have been waiting for this puppy some time now..

  19. JimAtLaw

    02/01/2009 at 1:39 pm

    Now they’re actually showing PARTS FOR SALE for the XT2 – check out https://search.dell.com/results.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&cat=prod&k=xt2&rpp=12&p=1&rf=all&nk=f&ira=False&~srd=False&ipsys=False&advsrch=False&~ck=tab.

    Apparently (i) it will use 1066 Mhz ( PC3-8500 ) DDR3 RAM, and (ii) they’re going for a long, slow tease on the release…

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