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Inspiron Duo laptop converts to tablet

Dell on Tuesday used the Intel Developer Forum to show off a 10-inch touch-screen computer that converts from a tablet to a Netbook with the flip of a screen.

Dell's Dave Zavelson was joined by Intel's Doug Davis to give a first look at the Inspiron Duo Netbook/laptop hybrid that has thus far been only rumored and known by the codename Sparta.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium with the N550 chip, the device has a screen that rotates in its frame to be used as as touch-screen tablet on one side and converts to become the keyboard of a Netbook when flipped and opened.

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Inspiron Duo laptop converts to tablet

The Inspirion Duo shown closed in tablet mode.

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Inspiron Duo laptop converts to tablet

This view shows browsing Facebook pictures when in tablet mode.

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Inspiron Duo laptop converts to tablet

Open the top, and flip the screen to reveal a fully functional keyboard, allowing the device to be used just like a Netbook.

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Streaming Media

Dave Zavelson showed how the device is a great media player, streaming a radio station from his hometown of Austin.

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Inspiron Duo laptop converts to tablet

Rotating the screen from tablet to Netbook.

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Inspiron Duo laptop converts to tablet

Dave Zavelson described the devices as a photo viewer, movie player, and game machine when in tablet mode and as a productive business tool with its keyboard revealed in Netbook mode.

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Side view of screen rotating.

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