The Dell Inspiron Duo is one of the new breed of convertible net books. A device which combines the portability and usability of a mini laptop computer, but can be quickly and easily converted in to a simple to use Windows tablet.
And here’s its fantastic looking clone!
The growing trend in Shenzhen is quality rather than quantity and this convertible tablet/netbook is really proof of the pudding. It’s hard to believe that such a great looking device comes from the same city as most of the shoddy Motobola and Suny knock off cell phones!
When viewed in net-book guise the magnesium bodied computer looks a little like the Vaio P but with a slightly larger 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 resolution screen.
The compact touch screen is fastened to nicely polished metal arms which allow the screen to be either tilted to a comfortable viewing angle or completely flipped over to be used as a tablet.
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In tablet mode the device measures a little thicker than most of the Windows running 160 Gb (read laptop HD not SSD) only it looks much better finished and gets some nice short-cut keys along the top edge for WIFI, Bluetooth, volume and power.
There’s also a web camera located at the top right hand side of the screen.
The edges of the device get an SD card reader, a single USB, VGA out, Ethernet plug plus head phone and micro phone jacks.
The insides house the same Intel Atom 1.6 Ghz, 1Gb RAM and 120Gb hard drive we’ve come to expect from Shenzhen made devices.
Unfortunately Santa won’t be bringing us one of these this Christmas as it’s still in the prototype stage, but perhaps it will be ready for Spring Festival?
Images Via: newpad
Words: Andi Sykes