I couldn't help miss this exciting news to blog. With this new release through DELL, I am now loving new MSFT tech devices - which started with Microsoft Kinect, followed by Windows Phone 7 and now Microsoft Slate devices. This is all nicely completing the stack for holiday season.
Dell Inspiron Duo is of the most impressive convertible devices on the market, with a new dual-core Atom N550 processor, a 1366 x 768 display, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Some impressive highlights:
- Startup (cold boot): 36.5 seconds
- Shutdown (no apps open): 17.5 seconds
- Sleep (from lid close to power-down): 9 seconds
- Wake (from lid open to working desktop): 1.5 seconds
Performance using normal everyday applications like Word, PowerPoint and Excel was good, although data-heavy applications like Outlook (loaded with my full multi-gig profile) did take somewhat longer to load. That’s not unexpected though; the duo has a usually-for-netbooks Atom processor after all. Some pictures as follows: