Dell: Inspiron 910 netbook comes out this week


— 6:00 AM on September 3, 2008

News of Dell's first foray into the netbook market has been floating around for months now, and it looks like the wait is finally coming to an end. According to InformationWeek, Dell says the Inspiron 910 will see the light of day this week.

The PC maker has fallen short of revealing details, but seeing as it already published official photos way back in May, we'll forgive the recent silence. Besides, a specification sheet that popped onto gadget sites last month tells us much of what we need to know.

That spec sheet says the Inspiron 910 (a.k.a. Inspiron Mini) will have a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, up to 1GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 16GB of solid-state storage, Wi-Fi, Wireless WAN, two mini-card slots, and an 8.9", LED-backlit display with a 1024x600 resolution. Dell will pre-load the netbook with either Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux, and pricing might start as low as $299—a fair bit cheaper than most similar 8.9" netbooks.

Oh, and last we saw, the Inspiron 910 had a strange keyboard design with large letter keys, smaller auxiliary keys, and a re-positioned apostrophe/quote key. Check back over the next few days for more details.

 
   
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