Home » Uncategorized » Dell Inspiron Mini To Be Offered in Two Sizes, Named “E”
Image_6954_superimage.jpg

Dell Inspiron Mini To Be Offered in Two Sizes, Named “E”

I’m not sure if Asus will want to pursue any legal action over the naming of the Dell Inspiron Mini notebooks, because the product line will be known as the Dell E. Yes, that is two E’s short of the Eee, but don’t you think that they are stepping a little too close to being a total copycat?

In any case, some details have been revealed about the upcoming subnotebooks from Dell, including the fact that they will be offering the little laptop in two sizes. The 8.9-inch model will be called the Dell E, whereas the one with a 12.1-inch display is being dubbed the Dell E Slim. At 12-inches, the Dell E Slim is probably too big to be considered a subnotebook anymore.

The 8.9-inch Dell E will be powered by a 1.6GHz Atom processor and depending on your configuration, you can get a conventional hard drive or a solid state drive. There are also options for webcams and more RAM. The baseline model is called the Dell E Classic and comes with Linux, 4GB SSD, and WiFi for $299. The Dell E Slim+ gets a 60GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM.

Going further, all of these Inspiron Mini notebooks will get loaded with something called BlackTop, which will serve as an instant-on operating system for basic web surfing functionality. This way, you don’t have to do a full boot of Linux or Windows to do some rudimentary tasks. Look for these to drop by late August or early September.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.