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A Little Face-time with Dell's Awesome Netvertible

You've seen Dell's awesome looking Inspiron Duo, the convertible netbook that turns into a tablet with an innovative, swiveling display. Though the unveiling made quite a splash at IDF, we still don't know very much about the device. Luckily, JKKMobile managed to get a closer look at the netvertible and as a result, we have some more information about it.

We already know that the Duo packs a dual-core Atom processor and a 10-inch display. However, we now know that that 10-inch display is capacitive multitouch. We also know that it only swivels one direction, which is sort of disappointing but probably necessary so that it doesn't loosen up with use. Those of you dreaming of removing the display and ditching the keyboard have another think coming, because the display isn't removable. Unfortunately the Dell rep you see in the video wouldn't give out any information about the battery, including whether or not it was removable. He also didn't say how heavy it was and refused to let people test out the weight in their own hands.

Check out the video for a close up look at the Dell Inspiron Duo!

  • vant
    Looks very interesting. Glad to see some innovation!
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  • nxym
    ITS ATOM AGAIN. GODDAMMIT
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  • rozz
    Ah, but will it blend?
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  • r0x0r
    Unfortunately the Dell rep you see in the video wouldn't give out any information about the battery, including whether or not it was removable.

    There's is no battery; it's powered by dreams. It's better than the iPad because iPad is only powered by magic.
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  • DjEaZy
    ... so? where is facetime...? how mutch i know facetime is openspurce... i wanted to see a facetime call between iPhone an Dell...
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  • joytech22
    Stupid Atom.. I mean there's been alternatives like Nvidia Tegra since what, 2008? Much higher performance and "comparable" power usage makes ION or Tegra SO much better.

    But this is still a cool netbook, and if it was running a ION or Tegra chipset, i'd get one (no point other than the screen that i can see, plus i have a netbook..)
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  • damianrobertjones
    After owning a HP Mini 220 and Archos 9 for a few weeks, ANY Atom device will really have to have an SSD to remove the slowest part of the machine. Seriously, the Archos 9 was saved by an SSD but let down for being naff and turning off at random times.

    P.s. I hope th build quality on this Dell i s high :/
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  • TheDane
    Thick and clumsy - no thanks :-)
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  • eddieroolz
    Its an Atom, but other than that - my comments are the same as the other time. Innovative and potentially revolutionary if the display would detach in future revisions.
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  • scione
    You know what would be really cool? if it not only swiveled but slid, so that you could use the keyboard too.
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