Dell has announced that it has finally launched the Latitude XT3 convertible tablet PC for fans of the form factor. The XT3 is aimed at the professional business user that needs a notebook but also wants that machine to be usable as a tablet form factor. The upside to the tablet machine of this sort is that it can type and be used like a normal notebook and it can be used one handed as a tablet as well. The form factor is perfect for the folks that aren’t at a desk often.
The XT3 has a very attractive design and the screen is a 13.3-inch HD resolution LCD that has good screen quality and wider viewing angles. The XT3 can also be fitted with an optional screen that allows it to be read in direct sunlight. The XT3 can be fitted with different Intel Core processors and has up to 320GB of storage space available with an SSD option. Some configurations of the XT3 boast battery life up to eight hours and the machine can use the ExpressCharge battery that can hit 80% capacity in an hour.
Converting to tablet mode involves twisting the screen around and folding it flat against the keyboard. The touchscreen can be used with multiple fingers (it support supports four) and a pen stylus. The keyboard has a backlight option as well. There are a number of accessories ranging from battery slices to docking stations and more. The XT3 also has data protection features like remote data delete and a free fall sensor.