Dell yesterday unveiled the Inspiron duo, a 10-inch convertible tablet. The tablet features a flip-hinge design, which clips into a frame with a full keyboard, allowing the user to switch from touch to type to dock mode in seconds.
The Inspiron duo is powered by Windows 7 Home Premium and a dual-core processor. Prices start at $549 and $649 with optional dock. The product is available now in the United States and will be available in the UK on 2 December from Dell’s website.
The Inspiron duo is the latest in Dell’s portfolio of mobility products, which includes the five-inch Dell Streak 5.
The Inspiron due features a built in Web cam, integrated Wi-Fi and optional connectivity choices such as Bluetooth and 4G mobile broadband.
It also offers an optional Inspiron duo Audio Station dock with built-in media card reader, JBL speakers, two additional USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet adapter and battery charger. When docked the Inspiron duo serves as an alarm clock, digital photo frame or music player.
The tablet also features Dell’s new user interface – due Stage, which presents instant access to collections of music, photos, videos, games, e-books and other applications. For example:
• Touching the MusicStage tile reveals an individual’s personal music collection.
• The VideoStage organizes personal videos and downloaded TV shows and movies and gives people the ability to purchase or rent content.
• The PhotoStage includes integrated social networking capabilities through Facebook and Flickr so people can upload their latest photos or view pictures of their friends.
• BookStage provides a central location for storing and purchasing e-books (available in the U.S. and U.K.)
Dell Inspiron duo Specifications
• 10.1-inch HD (1,366x768) display with capacitive multi-touch and HD accelerator for smooth HD playback
• flips from touch to type
• Windows 7 Home Premium installed
• Dell duo Stage software
• Integrated 1.3-megapixel Web cam and digital microphone
• Two USB 2.0 ports; one headphone port
• Intel AtomTM N550 dual core processor (1.5GHz)
• 250GB, 5400 RPM and 320GB, 7200 RPM hard drive options
• 2GB RAM DIMM DDR3 800 MHz
• Colours: Foggy Night standard; optional Fastback Red, Marlin Blue
• Optional Inspiron duo Audio Station dock with 7 in 1 card reader, JBL speakers, two additional USB 2.0 ports
• An Ethernet adapter; charges battery while displaying photos or digital alarm clock