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Dell isn't saying how much it's Inspiron Duo - the netbook with the spin-round screen - but Microsoft is.

The software giant's US-centric online shop has started taking orders for the Duo, which is there priced at $549 (£342) a pop.

Dell Inspiron Duo

That suggests a UK price of £400.

Whatever Dell charges over here, the Duo will contain a 1.5GHz dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, 2GB of 800MHz DDR 3 memory, 320GB hard drive, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 1.3Mp webcam, and a 10.1in, 1366 x 768 "HD multi-touch widescreen" display.

The screen is touch-sensitive because it pivots round within the bezel so the 285 x 195 x 29mm Duo can be used as a tablet. It weighs more than 1.5kg, so it's a bit heavier that your average media tablet.

Dell Inspiron Duo

The four-hour battery life is limiting too. The Duo runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

Unlike Dell, Microsoft said it will sell you the Duo after it has "removed the trial software that can slow down your PC". Ahem to that.

No word on when the Duo will ship, though. ®

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