Dell has officially announced an updated version of its Latitude tablet edition, the Latitude XT2, featuring multi touch gestures support and up to 11 hours of battery life – that is if you upgrade to a 6-cell battery plus an additional battery slice combination. The convertible ultraportable has a 12.1-inch 1,280 x 800 capacitive touch screen, which can also be used with an EM stylus, and features a relatively powerful Core 2 Duo ULV processor running at either 1.2 or 1.4 GHz.


The CPU is coupled with integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, which is somewhat of a letdown but should be enough for most business users, and up to 5GB of DDR3 memory. Storage options include both traditional and flash based solutions (up to a 120GB hard disk or 128GB SSD) while on the connectivity front the XT2 comes loaded with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as eSATA, FireWire, VGA out and two USB ports. Dell’s updated tablet starts at $2,399 and is available starting today at the company’s website.