Rumor: Dell to launch Latitude 2100 netbook line
Sure, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is still warm, having just started shipping a few weeks ago. But it appears Dell is already looking ahead to its next low cost, 10 inch mini-laptop. And this time, it’s not part of the company’s Inspiron series.
Gizmodo is running a photo from a tipster that claims it’s a leaked image showing an upcoming Dell Latitude 2100 netbook. It’ll reportedly have a 10 inch screen and a price tag of $600 or less.
These machines are aimed squarely at the educational market, not consumers. Colors include School bus Orange, Red Apple, Blue Ribbon, and I can’t quite make out what the black color is called… other than black. The computers will have solid state disks, and perhaps hard drive options, up to 2GB of RAM, and 1.6GHz CPUs. I’ll assume we’re talking about Intel Atom N270 processors until proven otherwise.
The computers will have 3 USB ports, an SD card slot, 802.11a/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3 or 6 cell batteries, while weighing less than 3 pounds. A touchscreen version may be available as well. These laptops could see the light of day in May… if they’re real.