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09.09.2010 02:58 Age: 4 yrs
Category: new notebook models
By: Ivan Zhekov

Packard Bell: The Dot SE netbook is now shipping

The new mini-laptop features an Intel Atom N550 CPU and is now available in Europe.


Packard Bell has recently launched their newest 10-inch portable computer. The Dot SE is equipped with an Intel Atom N550 processor, an Intel graphics card, 1GB of system memory and a web camera. In addition, the mini laptop offers long battery life and is powered by a 32-bit version of Windows 7 Starter OS.

Configuration

The central processing unit of the new Packard Bell Dot SE is supposedly an Intel Atom N550 Dual Core clocked at 1.50GHz. In addition, the processor has 512KB of L2 cache and is ranked 299 on our CPU Benchmark list.

The netbook reportedly comes with an Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics card (ranked 241 on Notebookcheck’s GPU Benchmark list) which has 200MHz core speed and provides full support for DirectX 9c. In addition, the Dot SE sports a high definition TFT LCD display which is 10.1 inches in diagonal. The WSVGA wide screen also has LED backlighting and a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.

This device is claimed to have one SODIMM slot which houses 1GB of DDR2 system memory. As for storage, Packard Bell has apparently supplied their latest netbook with 250GB rotating hard drive (5400 rotations per minute).

Connectivity

Users can reportedly surf the web on this mini laptop thanks to the Gigabit LAN and Wireless adapters. Additional ports include two USB 2.0, headphones and microphone jacks as well as a 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, XD cards can be used).

Video conferencing is also possible as there are built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, microphone and stereo speakers.

Other specs, pricing and availability

This netbook is quite light and compact as it only weighs 1.25kg (or about 2.76lb) and measures 258.8x24x184mm (or approx. 10.2x0.94x7.24 inches). The Dot SE also comes with a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery that can last up to 7.5 hours. The product also ships with a pre-installed copy of Windows 7 Starter OS (32-bit version).

According to Liliputing, the new Packard Bell Dot SE netbook is currently available in Europe and costs about 400 or approximately US $505.


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