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Dell plans to retire Mini netbook line

Dell plans to retire Mini netbook line
Dell plans to retire Mini netbook line
Dell is killing the production of the 10inch Netbook devices and also the convertible device

After stopping the production of the Dell Streak 7 and Streak 5 tablets, Dell is now on the way to stop the Dell Mini Line of Netbooks. This means that Dell is killing off another budget mobile computing device.

While searching for a 10inch display device at the Dell Shop, no device comes up, only a specific model brings up a variety of messages informing the users as Dell is no longer selling new netbooks. Even the product page for Dell Inspiron Mini shows that the product is unavailable. Other devices that are shown as unavailable in the Dell’s Outlet store are the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible tablet-style Netbook, and Dell’s 9inch as well as 10inch netbooks.

However, the Dell Inspiron 11z notebook is available which you can go for if you really want a smaller device than the 14inch line. Apart from that, Dell is also offering netbooks to business customers like the one called Dell Latitude 2120, but they are available at a very high price as $469 so can be placed in the category of notebooks.

 But according to the Verge, they have received a confirmation from dell that they are no longer making any 10inch or a smaller Netbook. With the stopping of the production of the Netbooks, Dell is also expected to release a new line of laptops, based on the Intel’s Ultrabook platform. So they might be preparing for the new line of devices for their release in the next year. 

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-12-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)