At the Intel Developer’s Conference, Dell showed off an unusual hybrid device that is both a netbook and a tablet device. According to our publisher Xavier Lanier who was on hand for the announcement and posted about the Dell Inspiron Duo over at GottaBeMobile, the device was presented first as a tablet with a lot of sighs from the crowd jaded by all the tablets being announced. But then the device was morphed into a netbook computer by opening the keyboard on the back and then swiveling the screen like a water wheel inside the enclosure resulting in something very unique and exciting.
The device is powered by an Intel dual-core Atom N550 processor and is running Windows 7 Premium, although the videos and pictures show it with some kind of overlay application launcher.
When asked when it would be out Dell said, “It will be available later this year.”
Here is the video of the presentation by Dell at IDF:
Here is another video of the Dell Duo close up as the screen swivels: