Dell’s mini notebook has been outed, while the name is certainly not as exciting as some that we had been hearing such as the Inspiron Mini or “Minspiron” they instead dubbed it the Dell E and it will be available in two models. Enter the Dell E and Dell E Slim.
The Dell E will be an ultra-portable notebook that takes aim at the ever popular netbook market. These
notebooks netbooks offer an 8.9-inch display, 1.6Ghz Diamondville CPU, 4, 8 or 16GB’s of flash-based memory, 512MB or 1GB of RAM and Wi-Fi 802.11g. The Dell E will come in a variety of models to include the Dell E Classic, Dell E Video and the Dell E Video+.
The additional E model is the Dell E Slim, which is a little larger notebook as compared to the Dell E. This one is more in the line of the MacBook Air and Lenovo X300 market coming in at just 0.8-inch thick and featuring a 12.1-inch display. The Dell E Slim will also include a 1.3 or 1.6GHz Intel Silverthorne CPU, 8GB of flash storage or 40GB hard drive, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11g, WiMax and a 0.3-megapixel webcam. The Dell E Slim will be available in either the Dell E Slim or Dell E Slim+.
Both the Dell E and Dell E Slim will also come with the option of either Windows XP of Linux. While we could use some more information when it comes to pricing, the Dell E lineup is expected to begin at $299 and be available sometime around August or September. Overall the notebooks seem to offer some promise, however one cannot help but wonder about the use of the E though, while its not spelled like the Asus version with three E’s, its still a little close.