Dell have announced a new range of netbooks, the Latitude 2100 series, intended for the educational market. Based around Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, the Dell Latitude 2100 comes with rubberized casings and gigabit ethernet, and can be specified with an antimicrobial keyboard, SSD, touchscreen, carry-handles and shoulder straps.
Video demo after the cut
Dell's next-generation netbook, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v, has appeared in the company's May 2009 catalog [pdf link; last page] and, as the leaked roadmap suggested would be the case, it brings a change of CPU and new price. The Dell Mini 10v now has Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, rather than the Atom Z-series chips in the Mini 10, and starts at $299. That's a full $100 less than the existing entry-level Mini 10.
New SSD options for the Dell netbooks after the cut
It looks like Bsquare, a mobile software developer, has spoken a bit too openly about their release plans. Apparently, they'll be porting Adobe Flash Lite to Dell netbooks. However, where they might have said too much is when they noted these Dell netbooks would be running on Android.
Dell's all-in-one multitouch desktop, the Dell Studio One 19, is now officially available in the US and Europe. Launched in Japan back in March, the Studio One 19 is based on Intel's Pentium, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processor ranges, with standard NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics and optional GeForce 9400.
A lot of this is based on hearsay, but it seems to be legit. For instance, Compal is saying they have received orders for an "ultra-thin notebook" from Dell that relies on the Consumer Ultra Low Voltage processor from Intel.
These notebooks are set to be released in August and bear much of the same specs as the Mini 11. This CULV system will feature a 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM, and an 11.6-inch display. But of course, we'll just have to wait and see if this pans out.
Hot on the heels of the 720p HD screen option for the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 comes HP's version, a 1366 x 768 HD display for the HP Mini 2140. The new screen option was promised back at the end of March, and leaves the netbook capable of displaying full 720p content on its 10.1-inch 16:9 aspect display.