I bumped into Michael Dell at All Things D after his interview, and he was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before. It's a small form factor notebook, just like the Asus Eee and the HP 2133. He wouldn't tell me what OS it's running, or the pricing, but that it's a low-cost notebook meant for developing countries, and I hope here. Maybe it's Atom-powered. Who knows? But I do see three USB ports, a card reader, VGA out, Ethernet, and that red candy shell. I couldn't tell how big the screen was before it was tucked away into a black sleeve and ushered from the building, but it's small. Update: Dell just released a pair of shots that add to the sense of scale, but no official name yet.
why do we still use dells? they have the highest failure factor in the history of pc's. however.. i could be completely wrong, i remember hearing about a company once called... compaq ;)
i'm just being mean now, but seriously... for pc-fan's sake... i really hope dell gets their act together! i do enjoy the design of this laptop though; no un-needed buttons or unused ports. it's all about simplicity sometimes when it comes to miniature laptops!