Dell has finally come out with its much-awaited new mini-laptop (netbook) for education. The Latitude 2100 has a 10″ screen includes many of the features of other mini-laptops, as well as some unique features for education, most notably a ruggedized case. The starting price is $369.

There is also an optional touchscreen that could add some real benefits for education. (This seems to add only $30 to the price. Amazing!) Other add-ons include additional memory, hard drives (up to 250 GB)  a longer-life battery (recommended), an extended warranty, and even Vista. (This is the first netbook I’ve seen that could run Vista.)

Stay tuned for more reviews as these roll out.

New Dell Mini-Laptop for Education
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3 thoughts on “New Dell Mini-Laptop for Education

  • May 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

    The HP Mini Note has always shipped a version that ran Vista. Unfortunately, it was so sluggish that I actually returned mine to have it downgraded to XP. Any idea how well the new Dell actually runs Vista?

  • May 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Not surprising. I don’t know yet how the Dell runs Vista, but I’ll keep my ears open. (I am hoping to avoid using Vista on a personal machine altogether.:)

  • May 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Would rather that it ran something truly geared toward education, like Edubuntu, rather than Vista or XP.


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