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Can a netbook be a tablet? Dell Inspiron Duo

Back in 2000 or so I had a wonderful machine, a Vadem Clio. Actually I still have it: it was one of the first true tablet computers, a Windows CE hybrid device that let you rotate its screen into one of three positions: as an easel, as a small notebook device and as a tablet.

February 18, 2011

Jam tomorrow: Dell unwraps its Christmas offerings

Dell showed off a raft of new products in London yesterday, including the Inspiron Duo netbook/tablet, an all-in-one touch screen PC, an M101z netbook, and the latest Dell Streak mobile phone. One of Dell's staff also had a Venue Pro running Windows Phone 7.

November 23, 2010 by

Dell's flipping Inspiron Duo Tablet brings back memories

Dell showed its forthcoming Inspiron Duo Tablet at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2010) but it would be nice if it called it the Dell Flip, or at least the Dell Transformer. It’s a convertible -- it works either as a netbook PC or as an entertainment tablet -- but takes a different approach to swivelling the screen, as show in the video below.

September 17, 2010 by

Is this why Dell ditched the Mini 12?

When Dell announced on the weekend that it was discontinuing its 12-inch netbook, the Mini 12, the stated explanations were portability and the idea that "customers who buy a 12-inch system expect a little more horsepower".Oddly enough, Dell now seems set to launch a new range of Inspirons, the smallest of which has an 11.

August 13, 2009 by

Chrome for Mac starts to get real

I'm in Florida visiting some family and had a flashback to the last time I was down here banging away on my brand-spankin' new Dell mini 9 netbook -- which was all the rage at the time (post 1 and 2).I purchased it with every intention to lobotomize it and install OS X as soon as humanly possible, but my travel plans dictated that I wouldn't have enough time to hackintosh it until I got back.

July 16, 2009 by

Dell retires Mini 9 netbook

Dell made it official: Its first netbook, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, is being retired. In a blog post, Dell noted that the Mini 9 was a successful product, a "modders dream" and was a fine first effort.

June 2, 2009 by

Dell debuts 14-in. ultrathin Studio 14z notebook for $649

Dell announced and made available today its Studio 14z, its budget, ultrathin, ultralight notebook with a 16:9 HD screen, Nvidia 9400m graphics and no optical drive for $649.The notebook fills the gap between the traditional laptop segment and the growing netbook segment.

May 27, 2009 by

Is the new Dell Latitude educational netbook worth the price?

While nothing seems to have made its way to the Dell K-12 store in terms of their new Latitude 2100 netbooks, there are plenty of details floating about online. A few new bits of information have emerged since I mentioned this education-oriented netbook a while back, but I'm afraid the most important is its starting price: $369.

May 18, 2009 by

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