Dell Inspiron Duo is Flippin Touched!

| September 17, 2010 | 4 Replies
Only a mere couple hours ago WJD and I were talking about optional physical keyboards for tablets like the iPad and others.  We both agreed that we see the why it makes sense for some, but it pretty much defeats the purpose of having everything in one place because you lose mobility and you’re just adding to the dimensions of the device itself.  We have heard rumors about the Dell Inspiron Duo but never really got to see it in action until now.  Needless to say I am already crazy about this device and can’t wait to test one.  I love the fact that the screen flips to make it a fully functional laptop, then flips back to make it a compact tablet.  To me this is a phenomenal idea and something that meets both the needs of the keyboard-less tablet customer, as well as the all important laptop shopper.  Check out the story and video below and be sure to drop us a comment.  What are you early impressions of this tablet hybrid?

Yeah, you made me feel, shiny and new… We digress. That’s jkkmobile‘s finger in the photo above, testing out Microsoft Surface Globe on the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible’s swiveling 10-inch screen — a rite of passage that you can watch after the break in all its low-res glory. We’re seriously jealous of this dude right now, but thankful that he discovered a few more facts about the device: for one, that swivel only spins in one direction, and for another, we’re looking at a capacitive multitouch screen. We still don’t know what those sensors are on the left side of the netbook’s clamshell frame nor what resolution that webcam shoots at, but we do see a set of flaps on the left-hand side presumably concealing some ports, and what could be a flat removable battery pack on the bottom of the cherry-red unit. Video after the break.

Source: Engadget

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  • Jeff says:

    Yup, thats cool. I’ll be hazin!

  • Jeff says:

    Yup, thats cool. I’ll be hazin!