Due by August, Dell’s 9 inch ‘Eee PC killer’ seeks to cut through the increasingly crowded mini-note market. Here's the latest on Dell’s littlest laptop.
During a packed two day international media briefing at Dell’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, the single product which attracted the most attention was the company’s forthcoming mini-note.
We took the opportunity to very
briefly get hands-on with a pre-production model of Dell’s mini-note and pepper the product managers with as many questions as we could. Not that we got as many answers: staffers refused to elaborate on the hardware specs, target price or even the product’s name, although ‘Inspiron Mini’ has been bandied about.
“I’m not going to talk about about the specification of the product” insisted Dell senior vice president Jeff Clarke during a briefing on the company’s directions in the notebook market. We suggested to Clarke that he wasn’t much fun; he smiled and said he gets that a lot, “especially from the press”.