Dell E: 8.9″ Netbook

Dell E Specifications
Display: 8″ TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 1024 x 600
Webcam: 0.3MP (640 x 480)
Models: E Classic, E Video, E Video+
Colors: 3-5 colors
CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Diamondville
HDD: 4, 8, 16GB Flash
Memory: 512MB or 1GB
OS: Linux
Connectivity: WWAN, WiFi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth, WiMAX, USB (3), Microphone, Headphone, VGA, SD
Other: BlackTop instant-on feature
Battery: 4-cell 35WHr rated for 5 hours
Dimension: 9.13 x 6.9 x 0.82 – 1.22″
Weight: 2.2lbs
Availability: August 2008
Price: $299 and up

Dell E 8.9

Updated 2008.07.15 1:29PM PST
Compal Electronics will be manufacturing Dell’s E netbook. The 8.9″ offering from Dell is billed as “The Eee Killer” and will start going after them in August when it will be available for a REALLY small price of just $299. The 8.9″ LCD panels will be supplied by Samsung and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and even AU Optronics (AUO) might get in on the action. All three display manufacturers will not be providing LCDs to Dell’s E program at the same time, which sounds silly since I’m sure the E will be a great success simply due to the $299 price point. Source: DigiTimes via Engadget

Engadget has got some hot news about Dell‘s new netbooks that are coming our way. First the name. Wow, Dell E! What a name. I know Dell isn’t known for creative minds, but E? Come on. At least Dell’s intentions are clear: it wants to go against the Eee PC in a hot netbook market.

The 8.9″ E netbook comes in three flavors: Classic, Video and Video+. All three sport a 8.9″ TFT LCD with a pixel format of 1024 x 600 that is ideally suited for browsing the net. Classic would probably be slotted right at the bottom with a corresponding rock-bottom price. The E Classic is targeted at a first time PC buyer who is primarily going to browse the web and engage in some productivity applications. The Video and Video+ will have more RAM, more storage, webcams, etc.

Dell E 8.9

I don’t know about you, but among the three configurations, I think almost everyone will get the E Video+ with the additional 4GB of flash and Bluetooth; of course assuming it won’t be significantly more expensive than the E Video.

Source: Engadget

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