Dell Duo to debut in December
Netbook-cum-tablet UK launch date posted
There's no word on UK pricing yet, but Dell's Inspiron Duo - the PC giant's netbook-to-tablet convertible - will go on sale here on 2 December.
Dell formally launched the machine last night following the netbook's debut on Microsoft's online store.
The Duo's US price, Dell said, is $550. That's minus sales tax, so you're looking at a price over more than £400 here when VAT has been added, we'd say.
The Duo's specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor; 2GB of 800MHz DDR 3 memory; 250-320GB of hard drive space, depending on configuration; a 10.1in, 1366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen; and Windows 7 Home Premium. ®
One question that we do know the answer to
"Can a 1.5Ghz Atom run Windows 7 acceptably?"
just install Android or Ubuntu on it.
It's nice hardware, shame to waste it running Windows.
If I hadn't just bought a new mini laptop, I'd seriously consider one of these.
Mine's the one with the linux CDs in the pocket.
Are you mad? The list price will be £550. In the world or consumer products, US$1 = £1; regardless of what the actual exchange rate may be.
Surely $550 converts to £550 (or near as damn-it)?
At least that seems to be the way if goes for products I've looked at.
@Jack Garnham: Why Android? Any consumer-friendly distro with multitouch (which I suppose could be the problem) would do, surely?
new form factors
pc+tablet form factors: compare acer courier
with dell duo