There's been some chatter about a Latitude Tablet PC coming from Dell. Check out what Jeff Clarke has to say.
Update: 12/10—I just posted new details about the Latitude XT here. More information coming tomorrow.
Update: 12/11—Glenn just published his post—it features an almost 10-minute vlog discussing the capacitive touch capability and the concept of freestyle computing.
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woohoo! looks great!
it's about freakin time!
i hope its a decently priced 3LB convert tablet with educational discounts!!
All these anon tips i've been getting at Aximsite are starting to materialize now. Thanks Dell. I have been hammering on on particular PR rep for 3-4 years to get this done!!!
Fantastic news! I've been waiting for a tablet offering from Dell for years. It was a tough move going with another brand for the last 2 years, but I'm seriously addicted to my tablet.
There is just one request: Dell, PLEASE include an option to upgrade to an Nvidia chipset. The intel video that comes with most tablets doesn't run the 3D applications that I use. ATI is good, but their drivers aren't as good for 3D authoring as they are for games. Dell+tablet+Nvidia=me as a guaranteed customer. I will pay double!
The slim factor definitly appeals to me. I'll just have to wait and see. I'm still a little ticked about the whole Axim discontinuation thing, but from the looks of things I may end up with another Dell before I know it.
Great to see information starting to come out about this - rumors of a Dell Tablet PC have been circulating for quite some time, and Dell's entry into the Tablet PC marketplace shows that Tablet PCs are a mature technology that are finally coming of age. The fact that it's a convertible is important.
Glad to see Dell finally joining in. Now, if Chrysler could make a hybrid electric car, we'll finally be in the 21st century!
Looks like the convertible form factor is winning hands down over slate models. Most people I know are familiar with Dell. No one has yet seen the "Dude, you're getting a 'Motion Computing' or 'Electrovaya'" ads.
Until now, if it weren't for Gateway or for HP's product placement on "Stargate: Atlantis," tablets would be pretty much dominated by Fujitsu and Toshiba.
Dell is striving to be a front runner, and this new Latitude Tablet couple with the Dell Ultra HD Display Port, they are entering a new arena, as leaders in innovation and technology.
Exciting times for Business and Consumer!
At http://colinizer.com, this weekend, I'm commenting on some of the gadgets coming out of this weeks WinHEC conference.
The 6 keys things I think my next tablet should have:
In the mean time I may purchase a Vista UMPC.
I currently own a Gateway CX210X tablet PC, and love it because it is top-of-the line with regards to WIFI, HD, chipset, proc, and RAM. The video card is an ATI X1400. However, the tablet technology used by Finepoint Innovations does not match that of Wacom.
I wish I had purchased the Toshiba Tecra M7 instead during the brief window when it was sold with an NVS Quadro 110. This unit has all the same advantages of the Gateway (including 7 hrs of battery life with a secondary battery) and supports 1440x900 resolution. Also, it has better compatibility with OS X (hacked) and OpenSUSE.
Thus, good job Dell, but use Wacom, offer discrete graphics, (ideally next-gen DX10-compatible i.e. GeForce 8600 or RadeonHD 2600) and offer at least a 1440x900 resolution. Personally, I don't care about weight. Most geeks are guys, so either elbow grease is not an issue, or it shouldn't be.
Looking forward to a Dell Tablet!
Please, please, I hope you haven't overlooked in your infinite wisdom at Dell to include the items which will put this over-the-top ahead all other teblets, ever!
I am a physician, these are the items I would want/need to work truly mobile:
If they were to also confirm an availability date, I might wait for this. Otherwise, I will probably have to pull the trigger on either the Gateway e155c, the Lenovo x61 or the Fujitsu T4220.
Man, if it was available right now I would not mind spending $2000 to order it right now.