The Dell Inspiron Duo is a convertible tablet-style netbook with an innovative design that does away with the typical screen swivel and instead allows you to push the screen back to switch from laptop to tablet mode. The netbook went on sale this morning through the Microsoft Store and it’s expected to start shipping in early December.
Now the folks at SlashGear have posted some hands-on photos, video, and first impressions of the Inspiron Duo.
Here are some of the highlights:
- The rubberized case makes the Duo easy to grip in tablet mode.
- The computer is fairly heavy for a tablet (or about average for a netbook).
- If you don’t like big bezels around the display, this might not be the machine for you since it kind of has two screen bezels.
- Dell’s custom, finger-friendly software launches whenever you switch to tablet mode.
- SlashGear reports the Dell software seemed sluggish, but that this may be fixed by the time the netbook ships.
- There are no VGA or HDMI outputs on the Duo.
Make sure to hit up SlashGear for more photos and a brief hands-on video.