Dell Inspiron Duo pre-ordering starts
The fantastic Dell Inspiron Duo has been one of the most talked about gadgets this year. We have previously published reports about this brand-new convertible netbook from Dell, and now we have information that the netbook is up for pre-order. The Dell Inspiron Duo can be yours very soon if you pre-order it at the Microsoft Store now.
The convertible Dell netbook will set you back by a price of $549, and if that is not enough, there are two options that you can include in your buy. First, you can opt for the Microsoft “Signature Premium” service which gives you the benefits of priority tech support and a theft recovery system for $99 added to the original price. Also on offer is the “Audio Station” dock for a $99 extra.
Speaking of the netbook’s hardware, the Inspiron Duo has a 10.1-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display which, as you might have all read earlier in one of our earlier reports, is capable of being moved frontwards and backwards about itself; this helps the Inspiron Duo to be used as a tablet and laptop both. Under the hood, the Dell newbie has a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core CPU coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB HDD for storage. Windows 7 Home Premium comes pre-installed on the netbook, as against the usual Windows 7 Starter Edition that is the norm for netbooks generally.
The Dell Inspiron Duo seems to be a very attractive product, but be warned-the ultraportable doesn’t have an optical drive! If that doesn’t bother you, and take heart from the fact that most netbooks do not come with one - your pre-ordered Inspiron Duo will reach your doorstep tentatively by the first week of December.