Dell E and E Slim vs. EeePC and MacBook Air

Dell E and E Slim vs. EeePC and MacBook Air

Dell finally revealed details of its upcoming mini-notebooks and it seems they’re targeting the Asus Eee PC and MacBook Air crowd. The Dell E and E Slim line with come in at 8.9″ and 12.1″, respectively hoping to snatch a portion of the growing UMPC market.

Product specs and pictures below:

Dell E
8.9 inch (1024×600)
Intel 1.6 GHz Diamondville
4, 8, 12GB Flash Drives
512MB to 1GB DDR2 RAM
0.3 megapixel camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMax, WWAN
4-cell battery (~5 hours)
Linux or Windows XP
~2.2 lbs (1kg)


Dell E Slim
12.1″ (1280×800)
Intel Atom 1.3GHz & 1.6GHz (Silverthorne)
8GB Flash or 40/60GB HDD
0.3 megapixel camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMax, WWAN
3-6 cell battery (~4.5 to 9 hours)
Linux or Windows XP


The units will also be very slim — between 21 to 24mm thick or 0.8 inch (like 2 slim mobile phones stack together). According to Engadget, the Dell E series will start at $299 for the low-end 4GB/512MB model.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. Wow! I guess I still need to wait for someone to be brave enough to go th VIA Nano + VX800 route.

  2. pinkposhandplush says:

    That PINK stuff is sooo SEXY! but i heard those pretty machines doesn’t have DVD drives.. Hmmmm.

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  4. Mj Ces says:

    Hmm… the Dell E also comes in 4g? I immediately thought it could go against the Eee PC 701 but the Dell offers more with bluetooth and a more powerful processor.

    But the thing is, I love my Eee PC and I wouldn’t consider replacing it just yet. It perfectly fits my lifestyle. It actually taught me to get back to the basics which, to my amazement, is all I really need.

  5. $299 hmm
    I better wait to see if it’s still at that price range when it comes out.

  6. Squall says:

    hope it will not an XPS M1330 8400M GS defect

  7. Jes says:

    Any idea on how much will these be priced locally?

  8. azoha says:

    Where can i buy any of these Netbooks at the cheapest prices

    1 Mac Air netbook
    2 MSI X-Slim X 320 Netbook
    3 MSI X-Slim X 340 Netbook
    4 CNEG 1200 Netbook

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