Dell E and E slim to take on Eee PC and Macbook Air!
Looks like dell wants apiece of the cheap computer pie by revealing the New Dell E and E Slim.
“Dell’s breaking the Dell E into two device types, a 8.9-inch model clearly meant to take on the Eee 900, and the 12.1-inch “E Slim” which actually looks positioned to take on the MacBook Air and X300, at a mere 0.8-inches thick, though perhaps in a lower-end capacity. Even the 8.9-inch model will have some distinctions, with E Classic model for super low-end use, and E Video and E Video+ for more RAM, larger flash storage, webcams and Bluetooth in the + model. Rollout looks to be slated for August for the E, August / September-ish for the E Slim, and a followup for both of those in October of WWAN, with WiMAX after that. ” – Engadget
They will both run Linux and Windows XP. The Dell E starts at $299.
MSI Wind look out, I must commend Dell for this. The Dell E will definitely be a big hit considering that Dell will not change the price of this item. The Asus seems to be getting a little greedy with their success as they keep releasing higher end models and selling them for $499 along with MSI Wind. They seem to be forgeting why people buy these types of ultra small-not-quite-umpc laptops…..the price!
Anyway, here are some pics. enjoy!