Next year in January the International Consumer Electronics show will be hosted in Las vegas. At this show you’ll see the electronic products that will be hitting the market at the end of 2011 or early 2012. I’m a true fan of the CES and also the city where it will be hosted, but that’s another story. Like of many of you visiting this blog, I’m also a fan of new technology, by that I mean something that is genuinely new. In the last year we’ve seen new technologies like 3D TV, tablets, and the iPad (the iPad gets is own category) a tablet that is actually leading the revolution. I am really hoping that we don’t see more of the same stuff we already saw at the last CES. I am afraid that companies will try to share some of the success of the iPad and focus too much on trying to come out with “iPad killer” and because of this we’ll read too much or see pictures galore of the many different spins manufacturers will put on their different tablet models. Another thing that we’ll see for sure is ton of different takes on 3D Television sets, again something that we saw a ton of last year. On the other hand I understand that manufacturers will have to keep trying until they fine tune their products. What will actually be new at CES 2011? Anyone have any ideas?
So far this year has been the year of the tablets we’ve had a lot of manufacturers presenting a grand selection of tablets including one of the most popular of them all the iPad. We’ve seen all kinds of sizes and flavors of tablets, android based, some windows based but this new Inspiron Duo from Dell is certainly a game changer as it was the Iconia from Acer, but more so the Duo, because is more versatile in the sense that you can use it as a tablet and as a notebook.
As you can see on this short video it comes with an optional dock that amplifies the audio and it would prove to be a great option for watching videos without having to hold it up as you would do with a tablet.. It is not going to be very powerful as it will come with an Intel Atom clocked at 1.5Ghz and 2Gb of RAM. This little machine is not intended for applications that require a lot of power and RAM, or a lot of real estate when it comes to screen size, but more towards being very portable and a computer with a very good battery life.
This machine will come pre-loaded with Windows 7 Premium and you know what the means “to the cloud!”, well it really means that it will be very practical and able run any windows based application as long it is not very demanding program. I say this because if you had, let’s say a Galaxy Tab, you would have a much smaller screen and you would be bound to the capabilities of the Android OS. Not that Android is not capable, but it is certainly not as capable as Windows 7.
In conclusion I will leave you some food for thought. The new Inspiron Duo have a price tag of $550 and the Galaxy Tab a price tag of $600, a smaller screen, and no keyboard. Which device would you think has more value a Galaxy Tab or a Inspiron Duo?
If you want to know more on the specs for the Inspiron Duo visit Dell’s Website