Dell releases Microsoft Slate form factor device

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:

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More details check out HERE, HERE and HERE.


Happy computing…

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