It's here (almost) -- the "smooth as butter
" multi-touch Latitude XT2
with 12.1-inch LED backlit, capacitive touchscreen is up for grabs on Dell's retail site. Prices start at $2,399. For that you get a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor, 1GB DDR3 memory, 80GB disk spinning at 5,400RPM, Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, and a 4-cell battery. The price quickly shoots to $3,783 when configured with a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU, 3GB of memory, 128GB SSD, 802.11n WiFi, WWAN data card, Bluetooth, and optional XT2 Slice battery for up to 10 hours of untethered power. Consider it, that's how we'd roll. Now the catch: while Dell's teaser page says that the XT2 is available for "free 3-5 Day shipping," you're greeted with a "preliminary ship date" of April 9th
once you click through. Oh Dell.
[Thanks, Ron M.]