I don’t know what it is about people taking photos for the Federal Communications Commission, but they always seem to find a way to make products look about as unflattering as possible. the Dell Latitude 2110 business-and-education oriented netbook certainly isn’t the most attractive mini-laptop on the market, thanks to its rather bulky, semi-rugged design. but I’ve seen plenty of pictures that aren’t quite as ugly as the ones that went up on the FCC web site today.
Anyway, the reason for the laptop’s appearance at the FCC is that the netbook is sporting an Intel wireless card with support for 802.11b/g/n WiFi and WiMAX connectivity. That’s not particularly surprising, as WiMAX is becoming an increasingly common option. I’ve also been hearing from my contacts at various companies that WiMAX is a popular option both for education and business customers looking for a way to make laptops useful at work, school, and home, and on the go.
While the laptop photo above might not be all that attractive, the FCC test setup did yield a few other interating shots, including one with the laptop suspended upside down and a few sots of the mainboard, which you can see below.