According to Gizmodo report, Dell is going to release their new netbook line, Dell Latitude 2100, which is a new Latitude notebook design branded for the education market using the Atom architecture. It's a 10.1in model with an Intel Atom N270 CPU and it can be configured with Windows XP, Windows Vista Basic or Ubuntu Linux.
Just like HP Mini 2140, Dell Latitude 2100 aims to school students. Someone said it could be the best netbook for schools.
You can configure Dell Latitude 2100 with 512MB to 2Gb of RAM, a 16GB solid state disk, or hard drives ranging from 80GB to 250GB. 3 and 6 cell battery options are available. An 802.11b/g WiFi card is included in the base price, but you can also upgrade to an 802.11a/g/n card and/or optional Bluetooth. Such configuration is good enough for students use, we can even call this is a very advanced configuration. So it is quite possible that Dell Latitude 2100 will be one of the most popular school netbooks.
In order to cater educational buyers, the systems include a handful of unique features, including a small light on the back of the lid, called the Network Activity Light. What's better, it can interact with third-party software or simply turn on when students are surfing the Web (instead of working on classwork), which can help teachers keep track of the status of everyone in the classroom. So this is ideal for students use.
Dell Latitude 2100 Welch comes with a lot of cool features, let's take a look.
- Durable Case and Network Activity Light, as well as optional touchscreen and keyboard with antimicrobial protection.
- Choice of rubberized colors, as well as optional carrying handle and personalization with custom inserts.
- Core fundamentals of the Latitude family, including remote systems management, long lifecycles, managed transitions, and a broad range of service and support offerings.
There are still many other useful features, you can find them out by yourself.
- Intel Atom 1.6GHz
- Under $600
- Up to 2GB RAM
- Optional Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Under 3 pounds
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia Card (MMC) slot
- 802.11a/g/n + Gigabit Ethernet
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 3-cell or 6-cell battery option
Price: starting at $379 (on Dell)
This is very affordable for students, most students will be very glad to pay for it. This is the premise it would be super popular.
So what do you think about Dell Latitude 2100? Do you think it will be the best netbook for schools?