The new netbook will be called the Dell Latitude 2100 (to avoid confusion) and will be aimed at education, not gaming or entertainment.
The book will have some decent specifications if you are looking for something light-duty. There are options for an, antimicrobial keyboard ( to prevent the spread of disease I guess), A 10.1-inch LCD screen with a touch screen option, an Intel Atom N270 CPU and a choice of three operating systems - Microsoft Windows XP Home, Vista Home Basic or Linux Ubuntu. Pricing should start at around $369.
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The Latitude 2100 has unique features for schools like bright primary colors and a more rugged, 'rubberized' design that is easier for children to carry and use safely. It also offers wireless connectivity that can be monitored by the teacher with a Network Activity Light on the netbook lid. An optional touchscreen is a first for an education netbook and makes the Latitude 2100 a perfect choice for enhanced student interaction, assessment, and for special education teaching. The Latitude 2100 also offers administrators a range of services making it easier to deploy and manage.
Additional options include: a keyboard featuring antimicrobial protection (U.S. only), solid-state drives, quick-connect handles and shoulder straps for carrying, and a webcam. The Latitude 2100 is backed by Dell's award-winning business service and support
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