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Dell Launches Latitude 2100 Netbook

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Dell Launches Latitude 2100 Netbook

Dell has added yet another netbook to its repertoire "designed for education." The Latitude 2100 features a "student rugged" design which I think it looks pretty neat.

The 'rugged' design is unsurprisingly, not quite in ToughBook leagues, but includes simple features like a vent-free bottom, to protect the Latitude 2100's internals from spills, a rubberised finish and an anti-bacterial coating on the keyboard which should suit the target market well. A network activity light is placed in the lid so a teacher can tell if a student is browsing the web when they shouldn't be.

The 10.1in display has a 1,024 x 576 pixel resolution and a touchscreen option is available. Otherwise the 2100's specs are characteristically yawn-worthy. A 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU is accompanied by 1GB of RAM and either up to 16GB of solid state storage or up to a 250GB hard drive. Three USB ports complement a VGA output and wireless can be upgraded to Draft-N if wanted. Either a 3-cell or a 6-cell battery can be fitted to the system.

Starting at $369 (~£240) with Ubuntu and $399 (~£260) with Windows the Latitude 2100 isn't the cheapest of systems, but getting a few dozen through an expenses claim shouldn't be too tricky. No word on a UK release but Correction, in the time between me writing this and publishing it the Latitude 2100 has appeared on Dell's UK site starting from £290 with Ubuntu or £314 with Windows.

If I was young enough to be at school this is probably the netbook I'd want to be using.

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Dell Latitude 2100.

Oliver Levett

May 19, 2009, 8:44 pm

So it's a netbook, but with a rubber finish?

T

May 19, 2009, 9:22 pm

It is now Available in the UK, under Dell's Education and Bussiness Stores.

Williamn

May 19, 2009, 9:45 pm

As if kids didn't have a tough enough time, they can't can't even have a sneaky look at facebook anymore.

Xiphias

May 19, 2009, 9:59 pm

I wonder if the keyboard is any good, if so then this could be rather popular.

ilovethemonkeyhead

May 19, 2009, 11:55 pm

it's about time somebody took the thinkpad approach to their laptops. too bad it's kinda wasted on a netbook...





at least they're making a stand against the ridiculous "glossy is good for consumers" or "consumers like glossy" thing.

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