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Feb 15 2011   1:55AM GMT

Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet

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The Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet, basically its a tablet that converts into a netbook with all the bells and whistles, including touch capabilities!

“Dell is changing the shape of computing, with products that usher in new experiences and allow people to stay connected to each other and the content they love from almost anywhere,” said Sam Burd, vice president, Dell Consumer, Small and Medium Business Product Group. “The new Inspiron duo’s dual purpose delivers one-touch access to great content and yet offers the functionality of a full keyboard for more intensive applications. We’re excited to offer such an innovative and unique design to our customers.”

Here are the technical specifications.

Intel® Atom® Dual Core N550 (1.5GHz/1MB cache)

Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium


Intel® NM10 Express Chipset

Video Card
Integrated Intel® NM10


10.1 inch display (1366×768)

Audio and Speakers
2 X 1W speakers for total of 2W standard

Hard Drive
Up to 320GB7 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

29Whr 4 cell battery, captive factory replaceable
Up to 3 hours and 57 minutes of battery life

Built-in 1.3 megapixel Webcam

Wireless 802.11b/g/n

Wi-Fi Options:
Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ Bluetooth 3.0 Combo Card

Wireless 802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 3.0 combo Card (Optional)

Ports, Slots & Chassis
Externally Accessible
(1) Microphone
(1) Headphone
(1) SIM card slot
(2) USB 2.0
(1) AC adapter connector

Touch Screen
Capacitive Multi-touch technology

Dimensions & Weight
Width: 11.22″ (285.0mm)
Height: 1.03″ (26.2mm) front – 1.13″ (28.7mm) back
Depth: 7.66″ (194.5mm)
Starting weight of 3.39 lbs (1.54Kg)

As I still own an Acer Aspire One, i dont feel the need to go out and buy a netbook until they improve the resolution and really bump up the processor. Technology is moving there, can’t wait for a netbook with some Sandy Bridge technology inside!


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