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Dell does backflips over new Inspiron duo tablet

Dell hopes that consumers will literally flip over the newest tablet design - the Inspiron duo.
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Dell hopes that consumers will literally flip over the newest tablet design - the 10-inch  Inspiron duo. Its gimmick is a flip hinge that will convert the netbook into a tablet form. Larry Dignan has more on Dell's strategy.

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The good news is that the price is expected to be $549 but the bad news is that it will weigh about 4.5 pounds, okay for a notebook but heavy for a tablet.

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View it vertically as a tablet. It runs on Windows 7 Home Premium with the N550 chip

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The Inspiron duo made its first public appearance at the Intel Developer Forum

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The "flip-hinge" looks easy to use.

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It goes horizontal in a docking station.

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In netbook form.

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Microsoft raved about the Inspiron duo in a blog.

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