Pros

  • Big screen for a convertible PC
  • Awesome battery life

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Weighs a lot

At A Glance

Dell's Latitude XT3 isn't for the average consumer--it's pricey, heavy, and a poor choice for games. But with otherwise solid performance, a large touchscreen, and great battery life, it gets the job done.

Manufacturer’s Description

Dell Latitude XT3 Laptop Computer Dell Latitude XT3 4.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS Intel? Core? i3-2330M processor (2.20GHz, 3M cache,with Turbo BoostTechnology 2.0) 250GB 7200rpm Hard Drive External 8X DVD with Cyberlink Power DVD, no media Intel? HD Graphics 3000

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number BLCTY22
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 128.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Firewire 1
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.7 inches
Depth 10.3 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 5.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Included Software CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5; Roxio Creator Starter
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 108.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 8:23   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 25.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2231.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 506.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 191.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 192.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 183.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 131.1   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 86.0
Working power usage 3.1   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.6   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 70.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 13.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 26.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 17.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 33.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 17.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 25.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 37.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 57.9   Frames per second (higher is better)