Remember that 11 inch Dell laptop that the company was teasing us with the other day? Turns out it’s real, and it’s ready for the public. And it’s cheap too, with a starting price of $399.
The laptop isn’t much bigger than a typical netbook, but it shuns the usual netbook specs. Instead, your $399 gets you:
- CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Celeron 723 CULV processor
- Video: Intel GS45 integrated graphics
- Display: 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
- OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 250GB, 5400rpm HDD
- WiFi: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g
- Webcam: 1.3MP
- Connectivity: Ethernet, 3 USB ports, 3-in-1 card reader, HDMI output
- Battery: 28WHr, 3 cell Li-Ion battery
- Dimensions: 11.5″ x 8.4″ x 0.9″
- Weight: 3 pounds
There aren’t any real customization options yet unless you want to add external storage, a USB CD drive, or other peripherals. But Dell is known for offering custom features, so if you wait a few days I wouldn’t be surprised to see additional options such as extended batteries, additional storage, or other features show up as options. Hopefully Dell will also continue its trend of offering a choice of operating systems and offer a version running Ubuntu Linux, but I’m not sure how well the operating system performs on CULV processors. Does anyone have any experience using Ubuntu or another Linux distribution on a machine with a Celeron 723 CPU?