Details Emerge on Dell’s Upcoming Subnotebook

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It has been known for some time that Dell intends to release a subnotebook, and now some new information on this upcoming device has surfaced.

Engadget was able to acquire some leaked details about Dell E, which will be a low-cost device with an 8.9-inch display targeted at emerging markets and people looking for a second computer for light web browsing tasks. It will compete against the Eee PC 900 and the HP 2133 Mini-Note.

Dell E

It will supposedly be available with either Linux or Windows XP, and powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Diamondville processor.

There will be a range of configurations, including a "bare-bones" E Classic, an E Video with more RAM and internal storage, and an E Video+ with a webcam and Bluetooth. It appears that all configurations will have Wi-Fi, USB ports, and VGA Out.

This unconfirmed report says the base model will start at $300. It will supposedly debut in August. The original Dell E will supposedly be followed up by a second generation slated for the second quarter of 2009.

These subnotebooks are becoming all the rave, but now we have to wait for the touchscreen versions to surface, which we all know are in the near future. Touch technology is as big a hit as these tiny tablet/notebooks.

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