Dell's netbook arrives this week

Dell's netbook arrives this week

Summary: Dell will announce its netbook, the Mini Inspiron 910, tomorrow, according to a story in today's WSJ. The new netbook had been expected any day, but the details came to light after a partner, Box.

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Dell Inspiron 910Dell will announce its netbook, the Mini Inspiron 910, tomorrow, according to a story in today's WSJ. The new netbook had been expected any day, but the details came to light after a partner, Box.net, a provider of online storage, sent an e-mail to the newspaper touting its work with Dell.

The Inspiron 910 is rumored to have the standard netbook specs including an 8.9-inch display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, SSDs up to 16GB, and the choice between Windows XP or Linux operating systems. It is expected to cost $400 or less.

Lenovo has already announced its IdeaPad S10, but it won't ship in the U.S. until early October. The S10's specs include a 10.2-inch display, 1.6GHz Atom processor, either 512MB/80GB HDD or 1GB/160GB HDD, and Windows XP. It will start at $400. Lenovo is also expected to offer an S9 version for some countries in Asia and Europe with an 8.9-inch display and a small SSD for around $300.

[Read the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 press release.]

Topics: Windows, Software, Processors, Operating Systems, Open Source, Microsoft, Linux, Lenovo, Hardware, Dell

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  • It is time that both of them come >:)

    I am waiting this one and the Lenovo to see which is
    one is better between them and the EeePC 900 Linux.
    timiteh
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    D T Schmitz
    • Strong, ARM Rules ...

      This is were the next generation UMPC will all be runing ARM or some low power microprocessor.<br>
      <br>
      This is were Windows falls of the low end cliff.<br>
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      <br>
      n0neXn0ne
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    ...and negroponte rolls in his grave.
    zeke123
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