The company claims its new notebooks, due in May, offer features their ruggedized competition currently lack.
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The swivel-screen XPS 12 offers clever design, solid build quality and a high-quality (if reflective) screen. Battery life is not great, though, and this system is severely lacking in connectivity — even by ultrabook standards.
In addition to the new hybrid portable, the computer giant is adding touch features to a pair of existing all-in-one desktop PCs to take advantage of the latest OS.
Dell's convertible Latitude XT3 tablet has some neat features and a good choice of configurations. However, it lacks USB 3.0 and an optical drive, battery life is disappointing and it's relatively heavy for a 13.3in. notebook. As a result, we'd hesitate to recommend it for everyday use.
Dell showed its forthcoming Inspiron Duo Tablet at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2010) but it would be nice if it called it the Dell Flip, or at least the Dell Transformer. It’s a convertible -- it works either as a netbook PC or as an entertainment tablet -- but takes a different approach to swivelling the screen, as show in the video below.
A couple of years ago mobile was all about netbooks. Now, thanks to the success of the iPad, it's all about tablets, and one thing that these tablets show is that OEMs are having a hard time making them look stylish.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
Dell unveils 12.1" rugged multitouch tablet PC, Latitude XT2 XFR; withstands drops, spills, sand, children
Dell on Tuesday unveiled a 12.1-inch rugged convertible tablet PC, the Latitude XT2 XFR, the first multitouch tablet PC that can withstand ballistic shock, extreme temperatures, dust, sand and moisture.
The Dell Latitude XT2's key feature is its largely successful multi-touch capability. Build quality is excellent, but the absence of an integrated optical drive is a nuisance and battery life is disappointing.
Michael Dell shows off the company's new Latitude XT, a computer with multitouch technology that senses the five fingers of a hand
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Dell CEO demos the company's new convertible Latitude XT, which he claims is thinner and brighter than competing systems. It also has multitouch technology that senses the five fingers of a hand.
Kevin, James and myself are happy to have reached the century milestone with MobileTechRoundup show #100 that was recorded while I was again on the road. We had lots to talk about on this show and chatted a bit about what mobile phones I took on the road, how James is liking the T-Mobile Dash keyboard, and what we think about the Windows Mobile Smartphone versus the Phone Edition models. Dell is coming out with their own Tablet PC and we are excited about the size and looks of the device. I checked out the HTC Vox, but didn't go ahead with the purchase this time. Fujitsu is showing off a cool new UMPC convertible that reminds us of the Sony Clie or Sharp Zaurus devices. Thanks to all the listeners for following the gang through 100 shows. Stay tuned for another 100.
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