Latitude XT3

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Precision M6500

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Pros
  • Big screen for a convertible PC
  • Awesome battery life
  • Lightweight, with great battery endurance and options
  • Excellent performance and ergonomics
  • Great display
  • Scalable RAM--now up to 32GB
  • Very good performer
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Weighs a lot
  • Comes overloaded with background apps
  • Weighs 8.5 pounds, not counting power brick
  • Speakers are a little soft and flat
  • Not cheap
  • Heavy for an ultraportable
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.

Fast and light, with great input ergonomics and battery life, this powerhouse ultraportable is best-of-breed, though its old-school looks may not appeal to everyone.

The Dell Precision M6500 lives up to its reputation as one of the most powerful workstations on the market, and that's without even counting upgrades.

Though pricey for a 12.5-inch laptop, this ultraportable delivers in performance and battery life.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number BLCTY22 X220TABLETTEMP   469-1152

Processor

Processor type Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2500.0  MHz 2500.0  MHz 2000.0  MHz 2600.0  MHz
Cache size 3.0  KB 3072.0  KB 8.0  KB 3.0  KB
Processor count 2 2 4 2

Display

Display size 13.3  inches 12.5  inches 17.1  inches 12.5  inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight Matte LCD with LED Backlight Matte LCD with LED Backlight Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768  pixels 1366 x 768  pixels 1900 x 1200  pixels 1366 x 768  pixels

Storage

Drives included 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0
Drive size 128.0  GB 320.0  GB 1000.0  GB 128.0  GB
Other storage SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|xD-Picture Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive Hard Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Solid-State Drive
Hard Drive Speed   7200.0  RPM 7200.0  RPM  
Raid type     RAID 0  

Ports and Connections

MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Firewire 1   1  
Available Interfaces Bluetooth|eSATA   eSATA Bluetooth|eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n 802.11 n/b/g 802.11 n/b/g 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces HDMI|VGA DisplayPort|VGA DisplayPort|VGA HDMI|VGA
Slots SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card|xD-Picture Card SD/MMC Card|SDHC Card

Memory

Memory size 4000.0  MB 4000.0  MB 4000.0  MB 4000.0  MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz 1333.0  MHz
Memory max 8.0  GB 8.0  GB 32.0  GB 8.0  GB

Dimensions

Width 12.7  inches 12.0  inches 15.5  inches 12.1  inches
Depth 10.3  inches 8.1  inches 11.2  inches 9.8  inches
Height 1.3  inches 1.4  inches 1.6  inches 1.0  inches
Weight 5.2  pounds 3.3  pounds 9.0  pounds 3.7  pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.7  pounds 4.0  pounds 11.2  pounds 4.4  pounds

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo

Included Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Included Software CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5; Roxio Creator Starter   CyberLink PowerDVD DX; Roxio Creator DE  

Other Features

Docking Station Port Yes   Yes Yes
Devices Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam|Fingerprint Reader Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam|Fingerprint Reader Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam
Input devices Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard|Touchpad (multitouch) Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch)|TrackPoint/Eraserhead Keyboard (backlit)|Touchpad (multitouch)

General Information

UPC Code   887770068993 778889268896 884116062691

Performance

Overall Performance

Worldbench Score

108.0      
Worldbench Version

7      
WorldBench 6 Score

  122.0 118.0 132.0

Battery

Battery Life

(hh:mm)

8:23 7:15 2:04 7:28

Start Up

Start Up

seconds (lower is better)

25.0      

Office Productivity

PCMark 7 Productivity Suite

score (higher is better)

2231.0      
Web Browsing

seconds (lower is better)

  212.0 265.0 213.0
Office Suite Use

seconds (lower is better)

  334.0 347.0 336.0
File Compression

seconds (lower is better)

  179.0 177.0 180.0

Web Browsing

Web Performance

Frames per second (higher is better)

10.9      

Storage Performance

File Compression

seconds (lower is better)

506.8      
Hard Drive File Operations

seconds (lower is better)

191.8      

Content Creation

Image Editing

seconds (lower is better)

192.5 330.0 360.0 297.0
Video Encoding

seconds (lower is better)

183.7 184.0 195.0 180.0
Audio Encoding

seconds (lower is better)

131.1      
GPU Graphics Rendering

seconds (lower is better)

  312.0 316.0 301.0
CPU Graphics Rendering

seconds (lower is better)

  345.0 312.0 338.0
DVD Burning

seconds (lower is better)

  335.0 289.0 201.0
Video Editing

seconds (lower is better)

  173.0 181.0 166.0

Gaming

Gaming Score

70.0      
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

13.5      
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

26.0      
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

17.8      
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

33.7      
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

17.8      
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

25.3      
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

37.7      
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

57.9      
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600

Frames per second (higher is better)

  47.59 184.01 65.3
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  41.64 180.98 50.8
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600

Frames per second (higher is better)

  37.77 109.09 47.7
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  32.48 107.45 37.7
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

  14.6 54.3 19.2
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  11.1 48.7 14.9
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

  31.4 97.9 37.6
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  27.2 91.5 30.8
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

  17.9 97.4 24.1
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  16.5 91.3 20.9
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600

Frames per second (higher is better)

  34.9 123.2 44.9
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  30.4 119.8 36.0
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050

Frames per second (higher is better)

    162.44  
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050

Frames per second (higher is better)

    107.38  
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080

Frames per second (higher is better)

    33.1  
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080

Frames per second (higher is better)

    68.4  
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080

Frames per second (higher is better)

    61.3  
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080

Frames per second (higher is better)

    73.0  

Power Usage

WorldBench Green Score

86.0      
Working power usage

Watt hours

3.1      
Idle power usage

Watts

9.6 8.6 38.2 7.8
Sleep power usage

Watt hours

  0.0 2.3 0.4
Off power usage

Watt hours

  0.0 1.3 0.1

Multitasking

World Bench 6 Multitasking

  260.0 320.0 254.0