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How Does Dell's Latitude X1 Laptop Compare?

Time For Some Comparisons

Over the past few months, using a variety of battery life and performance tests, Mobility Guru has rated five small laptop computers with comparable features. This review of the Dell Latitude X1 is the sixth. With six tests now completed it's time for some comparative observations about the six laptops as a class of mobile computer. The five other laptops are:

In this review, in addition to comparative observations, we'll also cover the Latitude X1 in detail. The X1 is a small and lightweight laptop with lots of useful features. Its keyboard is large enough for most hand sizes. It has a fairly bright wide screen display with decent contrast. All the networking options are there including wireless b/g, wired Gb Ethernet and Bluetooth. Everything is wrapped in a very light and relatively small package.

The Dell Latitude X1

Classifying The Dell Latitude X1

In an effort to inject more meaning into laptop and notebook computer naming conventions, MobilityGuru uses the standards in the table below to classify mobile computers. By these standards, the 11.26 x 1 x 7.7" (28.6 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm), 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg) Dell Latitude X1 is an ultra lightweight laptop.

Type of Mobile ComputerWeight with standard batterySize (Width & Depth Inches)
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)Less than 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)Fits in standard size pocket
Ultra Lightweight Laptop2.5 lbs or less (1.1 kg)Does not fit in standard size pocket
Lightweight Laptop2.6 to 4 lbs (1.2 to 1.8 kg)NA
Standard Laptop4.1 to 6.5 lbs or less (1.8 to 2.9 kg)13 x 11
NotebookOver 6.5 lbs (2.9 kg)Over 13 x 11