Last year Dell introduced the Latitude 2100 netbook with a boxy, somewhat rugged design. Unlike most netbooks, it was aimed specifically at education and business customers. Now Dell is back with an updated model called the Dell Latitude 2110, and while it looks pretty similar on the outside, there are a number of updates under the hood.
First, the new model ships with a 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470 processor and GMA 3150 graphics. Second, it’s available with an optional touchscreen display.
Other options include a choice of operating systems: You can get the Latitude 2110 with Ubuntu 9.10, Window XP, Windows Vista HOme Basic, or Windows 7 Starter. You also have a choice of a 16GB or 64GB SSD or a 160GB, 5400 rpm hard drive or a 250GB 7200 rpm model.
You can choose between an 802.11b/g/n WiFi module and an 802.11a/b/g unit. Bluetooth and 3G options are also available. For some reason you can’t configure the laptop with 2GB of memory though — not even the Ubuntu Linux model. You’re stuck with 1GB of RAM no matter which model you purchase — although I imagine it shouldn’t be too hard to upgrade to 2GB yourself.
Dell also offers a 10.1″ 1366 x 768 HD display option — although you can’t configure the laptop with a high resolution screen and a touchscreen.
Prices range from $389 to $891, depending on your configuration options.
Update: There’s an official blog post in the Dell Community about the new Lattiude 2110. Dell points out that in addition to the features mentioned above, the laptop has a rubberized case which should help it stand up to scrapes, scratches, and fingerprints. The laptop is available in black, red, and blue. There’s also an optional Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator,