Dell Announces New Part Tablet Part Laptop Computer: Inspiron Duo

This week Dell introduced their the Inspiron Duo, a convertible computer that can essentially be used as either a tablet or a laptop.

The convertible tablet, sports a useful flip-hinge design so that you can use it as a tablet, but still have access to the functionality of a keyboard and the convenience of a dock. The release states that you can “switch seamlessly from touch to type to dock mode in seconds.”

In tablet mode, the screen faces outward, and with Dell’s new duo Stage software you can navigate music, video, games and the Internet on the 10.1-inch high-definition touch display. When you open the lid and flipping the screen inward, it reveals a chiclet keyboard making typical work functions such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations easy. it also has a built-in Web-cam, integrated Wi-Fi and optional connectivity choices such as Bluetooth and 4G mobile broadband. The computer also comes with an optional Audio Station dock with built-in media card reader, JBL speakers, two additional USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet adapter and battery charger.

The Inspiron duo, comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and a dual-core processor with 250GB hard drive for £449 or £499 with optional dock. There is also a 320GB version available for £479. The Inspiron Duo will be available on December 2nd.