Dell today introduced an industry first design — the Inspiron duo convertible tablet. Sporting a unique, flip-hinge design, the Inspiron duo combines the simplicity of a tablet, the functionality of a full keyboard and the convenience of a dock so you can switch seamlessly from touch to type to dock mode in seconds. The tri-mode functionality is perfect for those who crave productivity yet also want the fun, interactive nature of a touch screen offering easy access to movies, TV shows, social-networking sites and more.
From Touch to Type in Seconds
In tablet mode, with its screen facing outward, the duo is the perfect entertainment companion. Dell's innovative new duo Stage software provides easy touch access to music, video, an e-Bookstore through the BookStage application, games and the Internet. The bright and gorgeous 10.1-inch high-definition display is also perfect for viewing videos.
Opening the lid and flipping the screen inward reveals a chiclet keyboard making traditional, productivity applications like e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations a breeze. Additionally, a built in Web-cam, integrated Wi-Fi and optional connectivity choices such as Bluetooth and 4G mobile broadband make it even easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family.
For even more fun and versatility, Dell offers an optional Inspiron duo Audio Station dock with built-in media card reader, JBL speakers, two additional USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet adapter and battery charger. When docked the Inspiron duo serves as the ultimate alarm clock, digital photo frame or top-notch music player.
For kids, the Inspiron duo is great for play as a touch tablet. Flip the screen and it's ready to help mom and dad organize their calendars. Students can watch videos or listen to music in touch mode on the way to class before flipping the screen to type notes or write a term paper in type mode. Also great for travelers, the Inspiron duo is a perfect on-the-go companion — watch movies or surf the Internet in touch mode, and organize itineraries, write a blog post or manage photos and music in keyboard mode with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium.
Dell Inspiron duo Specifications
- 10.1-inch HD (1366×768) display with capacitive multi-touch and HD accelerator for smooth HD playback; flips from touch to type
- Windows 7 Home Premium installed
- Dell duo Stage software
- Integrated 1.3MP Webcam and digital microphone
- Two USB 2.0 ports; one headphone port
- Intel Atom N550 dual core processor (1.5GHz)
- 250GB, 5400 RPM and 320GB, 7200 RPM hard drive options (vary by region)
- 2GB RAM DIMM DDR3 800 MHz
- Optional Inspiron duo Audio Station dock with 7 in 1 card reader, JBL speakers, two additional USB 2.0 ports and an Ethernet adapter; charges battery while displaying photos or digital alarm clock
- Additional details provided at product availability
duo Stage: The Perfect Keep-In-Touch Interface
Dell's new user interface, duo Stage, makes using the Inspiron duo in tablet mode even better. Dell duo Stage lets families and students quickly access their favorite content as well as a collection of creative applications. The new interface presents instant access to collections of music, photos, videos, games, e-books and other applications.
- Touching the MusicStage tile reveals an individual's personal music collection.
- The VideoStage organizes personal videos and downloaded TV shows and movies and gives people the ability to purchase or rent content directly from partners like CinemaNow in the United States.
- The PhotoStage includes integrated social networking capabilities through Facebook and Flickr so people can upload their latest photos or view pictures of their friends.
- BookStage provides a central location for storing and purchasing e-books (available in the U.S. and U.K.).
Price and Availability
The Inspiron duo, loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and a dual-core processor, starts at $549, $649 with optional dock, and is available today on www.dell.com in the United States, and in the United Kingdom on Dec. 2 on www.dell.co.uk. Through the holiday season, Inspiron duo is also available in retail, exclusively at Microsoft Stores and on www.store.microsoft.com. Availability in other regions will be announced soon.