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Exclusive: Dell Mini Inspiron, Their First Mini Laptop

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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.

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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!