Whether touch is just a bit of a gimmick or a valid method of input a little more usage will reveal, but it certaintly is convenient. This does go away eventually, but reappears regularly after resume or boot. Scroll by placing two fingers onto the screen and then drag them left, right, up or down. When it comes to dropping the machine, Dell reports the XFR can survive 3-foot drops. That’s because ever since the Apple iPhone burst onto the scene with its intuitive, elegant two-finger pinching, swiping and tapping, everyone else has been trying to do the same. Zoom by touching the screen with two fingers and then pinching them or moving them apart. Once installed, multi-touch is enabled:.
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Sealing, expressed in an ingress protection rating, is at the IP54 level. The “5” means that the machine is mostly protected against dust, and the “4” means it’s also protected against water spray from all directions, with limited ingress permitted.
Being able to control the computer with touch input is very convenient, especially when you are reading documents or RSS feeds. The XT2 XFR is what is generally described as a notebook convertible or convertible notebook; everyone has their own terminology that can be used both as a conventional notebook computer and also as a pen tablet see picture above.
The display measures Dell’s literature refers to both standards and so we’re not sure which they actually used. Switching from pen to touch input is very quick and responsive.
Windows 7 on a Dell Latitiude XT2
Scroll by placing two fingers onto the ltitude and then drag them left, right, up or down. Unlike the majority of pen input devices that use the Wacom digitizer, Dell chose N-trig DuoSense technology that provides both pen and capacitive touch. Visually, it seems like Dell provided a good degree of extra protection via protective bumpers and cladding.
Using touch input however, is great for scrolling through documents in Word or a web browser.
Dog logo used under CC BY 3. Below you can see the special pivoting display hinge and how it allows the XT2 XFR’s LCD to be twisted into different positions for different purposes. Whether touch is just a bit of a gimmick or a valid method of input a little more usage will reveal, but it certaintly is convenient.
Dell Latitude XT2 NTRIG pen and touch issue with Windows 10 Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
This was marked as an unknown device named in Device Manager. The price premium for that extra toughness is steep.
Internet Explorer does a better job of being controlled by pen or touch than does Chrome or Firefox.
How tough are Dell rugged notebooks humorous? Dell emphasizes the multi-touch capabilities of this machine.
Whilst pen input appears to be fairly accurate out of the box, touch input improves with calibration. Once installed, multi-touch is enabled:.
While a three foot drop is decent, that would not be class-leading, and Panasonic now claims a dousense six feet drop for its Toughbook CF19 and IP65 sealing which is a direct competitor of the XT2 XFR. When you do a multi-touch dousense on the XT2, an icon pops up on the screen as a visual reminder of what you’re about to do.
Dell Latitude XT2 NTRIG pen and touch issue with Windows 10 Version – Microsoft Community
What you get here is a toughened-up version of Dell’s sleek convertible Tablet PC, one that is sealed against the elements, can handle desert-hot and icy-cold, and is altogether better equipped to handle life on the road where things can get bumped and dropped.
That’s because ever since the Apple iPhone burst onto the scene with its intuitive, elegant two-finger pinching, swiping and tapping, everyone else has been trying to do the same. Zoom by touching the screen with two fingers and then pinching them or moving them apart. Keeping to the absolute minimum, I installed the following:. N-trig had an advantage as the technology does support multi-touch, and so you can do some multi-touch gestures on the XT2 XFR.
Until you install the beta drivers, an unknown device will be shown in Device Manager. As is usual for most of this type of software, it contains many components duosese mimic functionality already built into Windows Vista and 7, making the software largley redundant.
Surely Dell could do better in the packaging department. That is more than most rugged machines can handle. The conversion is accomplished by dhosense the display clockwise on its pivot hinge until it faces away from the user, then closing the lid, with the LCD display now facing up.
Windows 7 runs very well on this laptop. Aaron Parker on end user computing and enterprise mobility.