More details emerge on Dell netbook

— 3:39 PM on August 18, 2008

Yes, Dell still seems to be planning a late entry into the low-cost subnotebook market. At least, one would think so after looking at this Gizmodo news post, which contains a wealth of specifications and leaked documents concerning a Dell Inspiron 910 netbook.

The Inspiron 910 has the same form factor, enclosure, and unusual keyboard design as the mini Inspiron Michael Dell first displayed in May, so we're going to guess it's the same product. According to an official-looking "Product Overview" table, this upcoming netbook will feature an 8.9" 1024x600 LED-backlit monitor, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, up to 1GB of DDR2 memory, up to 16GB of flash storage, Wi-Fi, wireless WAN, a pair of mini-card slots, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

Dell will supposedly offer a choice of Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux 8.04 operating systems, and the whole package will weigh in at 2.2 lbs (around 1 kg) with a four-cell battery. (That's roughly in the same league as other, similarly sized netbooks.) Gizmodo says its source believes Dell will release the system on August 22, but there's no definite word on pricing just yet—only month-old rumors about a $299 launch price.

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