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Dell Inspiron Duo official: $549 from early December [Video]

Dell Inspiron Duo official: $549 from early December [Video]

Dell has come clean on the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible hybrid netbook/tablet, which will begin shipping in the first week of December 2010. The 10.1-inch tablet will kick off at $549, which gets you Intel's dual-core Atom N550 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard-drive and Broadcom's Crystal HD video accelerator; the display, meanwhile, is a 1,366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen.

Video demo after the cut

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KDDI Powered Slate Delivered in Japan by Onkyo

KDDI Powered Slate Delivered in Japan by Onkyo

Onkyo blasts out its latest Windows 7 Tablet, the TW317A7, powered by an ATOM CPU. This model is actually a TW317A5 loaded with KDDI 3G module letting you access the internet wherever you may roam, and includes a 11.6" screen with 1366×768 resolution, Atom N450, 32GB of SSD, and 1GB of RAM. It also has a magically tiny 0.3 megapixel web camera. Fun!

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Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid netbook on sale November 23?

Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid netbook on sale November 23?

Dell's Inspiron Duo screen-flipping tablet could launch as early as next week, if CNET's sources are to be believed, though hard specifications for the 10-inch hybrid netbook are still unclear. Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, and running Windows 7, the Inspiron Duo's eye-catching trick is its rotating screen: the netbook can be opened and used with a regular laptop form-factor, or the multitouch panel swivelled around and the lid closed, turning it into a slate.

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HP Mini 1103 netbook due December from $299

HP Mini 1103 netbook due December from $299

HP has pushed out a new netbook, the HP Mini 1103, targeted at businesses and mobile users and expected to drop this December for $299. Powered by Intel's Atom N455 (1.66GHz) and N475 (1.83GHz) processors, the Mini 1103 has a 10.1-inch WSVGA display, up to 2GB of RAM, either 160GB or 320GB 7,200rpm hard-drives and GMA 3150 graphics.

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Acer Aspire One D255 Review

Acer Aspire One D255 Review

What difference a dual-core? As we've seen from the ASUS Eee PC 1215N, just because an ultraportable might be called a netbook, it doesn't mean it's necessarily short on power. Still, the Acer Aspire One D255 doesn't get NVIDIA's Optimus GPU to bolster its appeal, nor a desktop Atom CPU co-opted into mobile duty. Instead it offers the dualcore 1.5GHz Atom N550 and a mere 1GB of RAM. Are we expecting too much from this budget machine? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sprint pledge MeeGo support

Sprint pledge MeeGo support

A common criticism for Nokia in the US is that the company fails to collaborate sufficiently with the carriers, thus seeing its handsets marginalized in favor of rival phones.  It seems Intel and Nokia aren't willing to let that be the fate of MeeGo, however; they've thrown in with Sprint at the carrier's annual developer conference, where the operator confirmed it would be looking to leverage the open-source OS "across an array of devices."

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HP Slate 500 hands-on [Video]

HP Slate 500 hands-on [Video]

We have to say, with manufacturers dropping their Windows 7 slate projects left, right and center, we didn't really expect to see the HP Slate 500 ever make a retail debut.  Imagine our surprise, then, when HP invited us over to see the production model, set to launch for $799 - paired with an HDMI docking station - and running Microsoft's OS on a multi-mode finger and pen touchscreen.  HP are trying hard to avoid any iPad comparisons with the Slate 500; check out our first impressions after the cut.

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HP Slate 500 Tablet PC gets official

HP Slate 500 Tablet PC gets official

Rumors of the demise of HP's Windows 7 tablet PC project, it seems, were seriously premature.  The company has officially announced the HP Slate 500, a 1.5lb 8.9-inch WSVGA tablet PC running Windows 7 with a hybrid capacitive multitouch display capable of recognizing finger control or HP's "Digital Pen" stylus for handwriting and sketches.

Our hands-on will be up shortly.

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