Just a quick post for Friday afternoon to give you something to think about over the weekend: Gizmodo has leaked photos of what appear to be Latitude-branded, Atom-based netbooks, replete with school-happy colors like School Bus Yellow and Apple Red.
They look incredibly slick (even the School Bus
Yellow Orange (thanks for the catch, @ctsant; I can't imagine why Dell would call it Orange - they must have orange buses in Texas)):
Gizmodo lists the specs as follows:
They can support an optional SSD, hold up to 2GB RAM, hit 1.6GHz and weigh in at under 3lbs...In other specs, there's three USB ports, SD/MMC slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth, 3 and 6-cell battery options and a possible Touchscreen.
The biggest concern with these is that, in typical Latitude style, they are going to be overpriced for sale to enterprises. Projected in the $600 range, neat colors just might not cut it. Value-added features around the touchscreen (if that materializes) might make them worth it.
We'll have to see what happens as more details emerge (Gizmodo estimates a May release date), but I'm glad to see Dell offering some Adamo alternatives for education.