More leaks, pics, on Dell's upcoming Netbook

More details on the Dell Inspiron 910 are showing up around the Web.

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With Netbooks either available or on the way from HP, Lenovo, and Acer (to say nothing of Netbook mainstays like Asus and MSI), one of the only players yet to join the fray is Dell. We've been seeing leaked pics and specs for a Dell Netbook for some time now, and Monday's flood of new information is a pretty clear indication that we should be seeing something official in the not-too-distant future.

Gizmodo has some allegedly leaked spec sheets for something called the Dell Inspiron 910, which will offer 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB SSD drives, along with an August 22 release date and a starting price of $299. Engadget describes a system with an Intel Atom CPU, 8.9-inch display, 80GB drive, and 2GB of RAM (which seems unlikely), called the Mini Inspiron.

We're fairly sure at least some of this info is wrong, but few upcoming laptops have garnered the kind of buzz this Dell Netbook is getting. Stay tuned, because we'll no doubt see more rumors and leaks in the coming weeks.

Update: The original Engadget post seems to have been "unpublished" and replaced with one that cites the more believable Gizmodo information.