I recieved a resonse from Dell regarding its new laptop, the Dell 500. Some had been speculating that this might have been the 8.9-inch model to take on the EeePC or HP Mini-Note, well, this isn’t it. While the person couldn’t rule anything out, he was nice enough to share the specs of the Dell 500.
The Dell 500 is a 15.4-inch full size laptop and it is powered by a Celeron processor (speed(s) unknown) and a choice of either Windows XP or Ubuntu. You will get either 512MB or 1GB of memory, Intel GMA X3100 graphics, an 80GB or 120GB hard drive and high definition audio.
There is a standard issue CDRW/DVDRW drive, 8-in-1 memory card reader, Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, choice of a 4-cell or 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery and comes with a standard 1 year warranty but there all the other optional warranties that Dell offers to choose from which cost extra.
He did go on to mention all the speculation about the 8.9-inch model but couldn’t provide any further information on that at this time or at least, I don’t have it yet. If I get any further information that I can share without getting in trouble, I will post it here. Otherwise, you’ll be as much in the dark as I am.
Price was not mentioned but $600 still seems like a nice starting point for such a laptop.