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Dell's next tablet laptop leaked

Leaked specs and pics of the Dell Latitude XT2.

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Leaked specs for the Dell Latitude XT2. Engadget

If you want to get people's attention (and your product doesn't have an Apple logo stamped on it), one of the best ways to do that is to release a convertible tablet laptop. Although, while these devices offer something different from your run-of-the-mill laptop, and everyone loves reading about them, we've never met anyone who actually uses one on a regular basis.

Still, we were intrigued when Dell made a tablet play late last year with its Latitude XT, and it seems as if this business-oriented system was popular enough to warrant a sequel. Engadget has some leaked specifications and photographs of the Latitude XT2, which probably won't be out until November.

By then you'll be able to get Intel's not-yet-released Centrino 2 platform (formerly code-named Montevina), along with a welcome eSATA port. The leaked documents also say that the addition of an internal optical dive is "under investigation."