Dell Duo tablet set at $549

Dell's Inspiron Duo hybrid tablet will start at $549 with a dual-core Atom processor and a 320GB hard disk drive.

The Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid tablet pricing starts at $549, and will be available for preorder at the Microsoft Store today and directly from Dell starting next week.

As previously reported , the tablet-Netbook crossover is being made available for preorder in conjunction with the grand opening of the Microsoft Store in the Bellevue Square Mall in Washington, according to this Microsoft blog.

Dell Inspiron Duo with a dual-core Intel Atom processor starts at $549.
Dell Inspiron Duo with a dual-core Intel Atom processor starts at $549.

The Duo comes with a dual-core Atom N550 processor, a 1366x768 display, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard disk drive.

The tablet's uniqueness is defined by the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and convert it into a clamshell Netbook.

It is expected to ship in December.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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