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IDF 2010: Dell Inspiron Duo tablet/netbook is flippin' great

by Tarinder Sandhu on 14 September 2010, 23:17

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Fancy that

And now for something a little different from IDF 2010. Dell stole the limelight in the Intel Atom keynote address by whipping out its soon-to-be-available 10in tablet that's dubbed Inspiron Duo.

Duo

So what's the fuss about, you may ask, as the Inspiron Duo looks like a standard 10in Atom-powered tablet that runs Windows 7 Premium. In fact, it's slightly thicker than most other tablets on the market, but this is because it holds a secret.

source: Intel

And the surprise is that the Duo turns from an ordinary tablet into a slim netbook with one quick motion. Swivelling the display around the frame brings the hidden keyboard into view. Cool, huh?

In full-blown netbook mode it's rather difficult to tell that it can turn into a tablet. The reverse is largely true when it's in tablet mode, so kudos to Dell for doing something novel. Given the thumbs-up reaction from the assembled masses at IDF - heck, look at the throng of people - Dell may just have a winner on its hands. No word on pricing, though.


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Im looking forward to seeing this properly, could well be on for a winner!

The tablet form factor is great if your just reading an article or playing solitaire but typing on touchscreens is rubbish. Keyboard takes up half the damn screen and no matter what any company do the response will never be as good as pressing an actual button.
So this is a convertable tabletPC, just like all the others microsoft have been trying to flog for the last few years. The difference is?
at a guess i would say: size, tdp, weight, battery life etc etc
TheAnimus
So this is a convertable tabletPC, just like all the others microsoft have been trying to flog for the last few years. The difference is?

Maybe they've done it without making a thick brick like device… finally.