Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Laptop.. soon on the Market

I was checking on the latest news about Gadgets and guess what is new, check this one. Dell has come out of a new laptop to beat the Apple Macbook Air. For those who are not familiar of the Macbook Air, this is the laptop that Apple released in Quarter 1 and it can fit a standard size brown envelope and can be carried where ever you may go. That is how small a Macbook Air looks. But watch out Macbook Air, a new mini-notebook has come out. They are the Dell E and Dell E Slim.

The 8.9-inch device will come in three versions, and there will be a “Dell E Slim” notebook with a 12.1-inch display and a chassis just 0.8-inches thick. Pricing for the Dell E will begin at $299, making for a potentially convincing argument against the Eee PC 901 or MSI’s Wind.
The three versions will be the E Classic, with 4GB flash-based storage and 512MB of RAM, the E Video, which bumps storage to 8GB and RAM to 1GB, and the E Video+ which takes storage to 12GB. All are powered by Intel’s 1.6GHz Diamondville CPU, have a WSVGA display and WiFi b/g. The latter two models add a webcam, while the Video+ also has Bluetooth. Each machine apparently comes with Linux and Windows XP, though there’s some discussion as to whether the Linux OS is a simple quick-boot option rather than a full-blown OS.

Meanwhile, the E Slim will come in two versions, the basic E Slim - with a 1.3GHz SLT processor, 1GB of RAM and a 40GB 1.8-inch HDD - and the E Slim+. The latter gets a faster 1.6GHz CPU, doubles RAM to 2GB, adds Bluetooth and gets 60GB of storage.

To provide you the comparison of the two in details:

Dell E

8.9 inch (1024×600)Intel 1.6 GHz Diamondville4, 8, 12GB Flash Drives512MB to 1GB DDR2 RAM0.3 megapixel cameraWiFi, Bluetooth, WiMax, WWAN4-cell battery (~5 hours)Linux or Windows XP~2.2 lbs (1kg)

Dell E Slim

12.1″ (1280×800)Intel Atom 1.3GHz & 1.6GHz (Silverthorne)8GB Flash or 40/60GB HDD1GB to 2GB DDR2 RAM0.3 megapixel cameraWiFi, Bluetooth, WiMax, WWAN3-6 cell battery (~4.5 to 9 hours)Linux or Windows XP2.6lbs

Availability is expected to be August for the E, with the E Slim coming in August or September; the original models will be followed by versions with WWAN and WiMAX options. Dell also plan a second wave of updated devices in Q2 2009.

Not yet sure when it will be released here in the Philippines but the wait is worth for the Gadget and Technology fans out there.

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