Dell’s latest innovation is this clever, transforming tablet/netbook: the Inspiron Duo. What started as a tablet device converted to a netbook just by opening to the keyboard and literally swiveling the screen from within the frame.
At heart, it’s a netbook, with a ten-inch screen and an Atom N550 CPU running Windows 7 Premium. And there, in that last point, is the problem. Windows 7 makes a great netbook OS, but it also makes a terrible tablet OS.
If you’re just watching movies or reading the internet then even Windows can’t ruin the tablet form-factor for you. No price given and Dell, but it should be released by the end of this year, but the fact that it’s called the Inspiron Duo and that it already has a nice product shot makes me think it should be ready to buy pretty soon.