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News Dell announces cheap ultra-slim laptop

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 8 Dec 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. eek

    eek CAMRA ***.

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    Neat idea to put all the ports on the back where the chassis is a bit thicker. My netbook is far from slim, but still looks silly as some ports (namely VGA) are almost bigger than the laptop is thick!

    If it does house a CULV, then this could be a winner, lightweight with solid performance (compared to atom/celeron)
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    i would something along these lines to allow me to work when not at my desk

    when is this available in the UK?
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    nvm just found it
    only appears to come with
    Intel® Celeron™ 743 (1.2GHz) Base
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Even if a C2D bumps it up to £500-600 it still looks like an awesome bit of kit.
     
  6. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Dammit! I just ordered my girlfriend's laptop (xmas pressie) last week!
     
  7. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    SchizoFrog New Member

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  9. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    jeez, they just had to annouce these after i already spent my xmas bonus.

    one of these would be great as a streaming media player, saves me having to lug my studio 17 to bed if i want to watch a show.
     
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    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Adamo XPS and Mac Book Air kickstarted the trend? Really?

    So what were the Sony SR1 series laptops, or the later SRX series? Hardly paving slabs, & around the same weight (standalone) as a bag of sugar. And fit in an A4 envelope too. I still have my old SRX 51/P, I checked!
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    They said kick-started, not started. :p
     
  12. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Edit: The Dell site gives the UK pricing as £359.

    Which makes me sad indeed, as at a sub-£300 it seemed exactly what I was looking for.
     
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  13. Denis_iii

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    if its sub 400quid with C2D ulv i'll definately pick one up
    can't understand why only a VGA conenction, should have been HDMI or at least DVI!
     
  14. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    What's happened to the 300 quid 7-hour netbooks, though?

    A pal of mine has an eee-1000, which seems to last through ice ages. All the modern ones have mechanical disks.
     
  15. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    What is the performance of the ULV Celeron like compared to the Atom? I assume its quicker but by how much?
     
  16. TWeaK

    TWeaK Guest

    Vostro V13? For a second there I thought I was reading about a car.
     
  17. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    that's £359 *plus* VAT... once you add that it goes over the £400 mark... a core solo bumps it to over £500
     
  19. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    I think that this is what netbook consumers really want. They want a cheap, real computer that is small-ish but not tiny. At least, I think that's what most consumers want.
     
  20. Psytek

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    It'll be interesting to see what wireless chipset it uses, could be a nice little experiment machine for running backtrack. I was at the eeePC 'cos it has the wireless chipset I need, but this looks very swish.
     
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