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The Dell Inspiron Duo teaser video looks amazing

By Emil ยท 38 replies
Nov 5, 2010
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  1. The Dell Inspiron Duo finally got its official teaser video, and it looks amazing. Announced two months ago, the 10-inch convertible netbook has an interesting swivel mechanism: the screen flips vertically inside the bezel. When the panel is facing inwards, you have a normal netbook that you can open and close as you normally would. When it's facing outwards, you have a tablet with a hardware keyboard underneath. In other words, the device has an entertainment mode and a product...

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  2. SSaywell

    SSaywell TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Looks good, can see people breaking it by not folding it properly.
  3. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    ehh a N550 with windows 7? I guess ill reserve judgment till its out on how well it preforms.
  4. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,146   +142

    That does look pretty cool... But teal?
  5. brianmsu

    brianmsu TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    while im sure the performance will be fine, i still dont see me having a use for this!
  6. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 153

    There's a black and red version as well.
  7. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Warning anyone with Epilepsy don't watch that video. It's amazing how they didn't show anything in that video, minus the screen flipping to show a keyboard. All it was was post production. How about actually demonstrating the device instead of having 500 camera angles and some crazy music. If they can't give a straight glimpse at the thing in my opinion it means it's lacking except in the one feature they actually showed you.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,717   +804

    Kinda cool but also seems kinda clumsy to "convert". I'm not sure about this... I think I would prefer a nice slide-out keyboard that is fairly large or a external snap-on modular keyboard. This just seems like it would be too thick and too easy to break.
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,116   +13

    All i can say is that it looks great from a sneak peak but i want cold hard evidence to back up how cool it looks.
  10. rebelinhyd

    rebelinhyd TS Rookie

    This is one dell product that i might actually like.
  11. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 157

    You don't, others might.
  12. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 513

    hello ...

    not bad, nice concept :), i don't need 1, so will pass on it.

  13. 7410xas

    7410xas TS Rookie

    looks like 450 without dock. 500 with dock
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,425   +1,885

    if it doesn't go for 1-2000$ then it will become a big success. i really like the way it looks and of course it has windows so you can do so much more with it than a simple tablet.
  15. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +12

    I almost passed out laughing when i saw their tagline, "you can tell its a dell" ha ha ha. can you tell i dislike dell?

    Despite that, i do think that this is a great idea, however, i wonder how long that bevel will last.
  16. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    I know I am being outrageous, but with a Atom N550 I would not pay more than $700. Although that would depend on other features, such as RAM, HD, battery life, etc...
  17. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,464   +488

    I think this could be a runaway hybrid success, if Dell plays it (and prices it) right. Tablets are already eating into the shrinking netbook market, so a product that targets both effectively (and stays within the price range that customers looking for either of those options is expecting) could do amazingly well. And, as someone who's used (and supported) the "spin and flip" hinged convertible laptops out there now, I can say I have high hopes for this new novel approach to flipping the screen around.

    I think I'll wait for a bit on it, though... Wait for a second generation unit that has any kinks worked out and uses one of the next generation APUs for a bit of horsepower and graphics performance :) Hey, a guy can dream, right?
  18. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Very cool and handy. Hope it can endure the non stop flipping. A 1000$-1500$ would be reasonable(depends of the hardware)
  19. tacobfm

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I really don't see this taking off. imo i'd rather use a netbook than a tablet.
  20. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    Ooooh, why do they have to be so tempting! I've been holding out for the Notion Ink Adam, but a tablet that can become a fully keyboarded computer is so very attractive! The hard part is that having Windows 7 on it is the best and worst part about it. I'd love to be able to run "real" applications on it, but I also want a more tablet centric friendly OS.
  21. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 716

    That does look pretty awesome. Any word on pricing? If it is not too much more than other netbooks it could be a real hit.
  22. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    That is my favorite color... but... I don't know...
  23. mosu

    mosu TS Evangelist Posts: 500   +108

    This is what I want for Christmas, only with dual or quad core ARM and Android, maybe with the new Tegra on steroids(32nm parts)
  24. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Then you pretty much want something else. I doubt an ANdroid nettop will come out. It will be a tablet if anything else...
  25. miska_man

    miska_man TS Member Posts: 49

    If I was in the market for a tablet device (can this be considered a tablet?), I would have to consider buying this. Tablet mode combined with a keyboard to make it a laptop AND Windows 7 AND a dual core processor. As long as the price is decent, this should be a big win for Dell.

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