Conclusion: The Latitude XT2 strikes especially with the convertible construction and the alternative input and application option tied to that. The finger input convinces with a quick managing of basic tasks and above that the pen input is even suitable for more sophisticated tasks like separating objects or sketching freehandedly, due to its high precision.
Pros: Good extension and individualization options, Light, quiet, cool, Good application performance, Contrast rich display, Good keyboard, High interface performance, Good VGA signal, Stable case, UMTS, Bluetooth, docking station optionally available, 36 month warranty, The large functionality of the pen and finger suitable display
Cons: Pen input leaves obvious traces on the display, Quality impression for this price class not always optimal, Low battery life with the standard battery, Display not completely unfettered from reflections, Unsteady with a tilted display and the standard battery, Overstrained speakers, Extremely unusual trackpoint implementation, No webcam, Very expensive, A standard battery with a larger capacity.
Summary: We like the XT2’s smooth multitouch display, durable design, and speedy solid state drive. Overall, we prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet with multitouch, because it offers faster performance and longer endurance for about $300 less. But if you’re a highly mobile worker looking for a design that’s easier to carry, the XT2 is worth a look. Just be sure to spring for the 6-cell battery.
Pros: Fast solid state drive, Strong performance, Responsive multitouch display, Three-year warranty with on-site service,
Cons: Relatively short battery life, No webcam option, Tiny touchpad and buttons, Expensive,
Summary: Overall, the superslick Dell Latitude XT2 will make you the envy of the boardroom. It offers most of the bells and whistles you might need, and it runs briskly enough for you to get your work in order. This machine offers more than enough to like - except for maybe the price tag.
Summary: Dell's Latitude line of business-grade laptops may be, officially, engineered for ‘durability, security, battery life and remote administration’, but every so often it throws up something that is simply wasted on PowerPoint presentations. Something like the ultra-slim, supersexy and Apple iPad -rivalling multitouch XT2.