Dell readies ultra-portable?

Summary:The Gizmodo site writes that one of their number bumped into Michael Dell who was carrying a brand new ultra-portable.“He was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before.

The Gizmodo site writes that one of their number bumped into Michael Dell who was carrying a brand new ultra-portable.

“He was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before. It's a small form factor notebook, just like the Asus Eee and the HP 2133. He wouldn't tell me what OS it's running, or the pricing, but that it's a low-cost notebook meant for developing countries, and I hope here. Maybe it's Atom-powered. Who knows? But I do see three USB ports, a card reader, VGA out, Ethernet, and that red candy shell.”

Dell Mini Inspiron

It is a long expected mover from Dell and perhaps no surprise that even if low cost portables are not eating into the company profits too much at the moment, may well do in the future.

Dell Mini Inspiron with pencil

Topics: After Hours

About

Colin has been a computer journalist for some 30 years having started in the business the same year that the IBM PC was launched, although the first piece he wrote was about computer audit. He was at one time editor of Computing magazine in London and prior to that held a number of editing jobs, including time spent at the late DEC Compu... Full Bio

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.