Dell confirmed it will have netbooks for education by the time kids go back to school this Fall.
Dubbed the Latitude 2100, Gizmodo scooped the story about them in late March. Starting at $369, they seem a bit pricey for what the student gets and for some reason, Dell omitted the display size in the blog post in which it released info about the machine (Gizmodo’s March story says 10 inches and in the video, it looks like a 10).
They differ from Dell Minis in that they have a rubberized case for durability, an optional touchscreen and a network monitor light that tells the teacher the student is online. It also can be securely stored in a networked case where an administrator or teacher can download software or data to up to 10 netbooks simultaneously.
Here’s the specs:
- Intel Atom N270 processor
- Up to 1GB fixed RAM; Additional memory slot to accommodate up to 2GB RAM total
- Display: 1024×576 LED screen, optional touch screen
- Storage options: standard hard drive options up to 250GB; SSD drive up to 16GB
- Battery: 3 and 6-cell battery options
- Wired Connectivity: 10/100/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet
- Wireless Connectivity: 802.11g standard, option 802.11n
- Ports: 3 USB, VGA, headphone/speaker out, mic
- Expansion slot: SD/ MMC card reader