Dell Inspiron DuoFriendo 15 comments
For months now I have had to listen to Rusty Lime's creator rave about his wonderful Galaxy Tablet. Cool, no doubt, but with one fatal flaw...It's operating system: Android! I just don't need or want to learn another OS. Not only that, I am unable to run the apps I need for working out of the office, on the road, or over at a friends. I'm one of those persons who can never get completely away from work. (I'm O.K. with it though...I like my work.) Well, my prayers have finally been answered, a cool Dell Tablet that runs Windows 7: The Inspiron Duo.
It's pretty neat, its the size of a Netbook, with a screen that flips over to show as the top of a tablet. there are four human interfaces; A keyboard, mouse, a touchpad, and a touch screen. It comes with SKYPE preloaded, and a built in webcam. It claims four hours of battery life, and with the right settings, I think this is doable. It has a full QWERTY keyboard, but no numbers pad, and weighs 1.54 KG. I paid $450.00USD for mine at Staples.
Below are the words of my girlfriend:
I recently had the opportunity to play on friendo’s new Dell Inspiron Duo. I fell in love, and I think that this device is really a winner. Not only is it a very nice tablet, but it is also a Windows 7 pc replete with a 320GB hard drive and 2GB memory.
It is the best of both worlds without putting up with too much proprietary software and rules. With the 32 bit Windows 7 I can run pretty much any application I want. I can also print – Ipad users take note! I don’t have to buy an application to do something as basic as printing.
It’s small footprint and ease of operation make this a perfect companion to a medical provider. As the Network Director for a community hospital, I can see hospitals purchasing this in bulk for just this niche. Physicians want a small touch tablet to carry with them. They need to see lab and radiology results. The clarity on digital radiology films is excellent. The touch screen enables them to do this quickly. When they need to enter patient information into an electronic medical record, the screen is flipped and a full keyboard is exposed, making this easy for the provider.
The Inspiron Duo is also very competitive at the price level too. Priced about the same as an IPad, you get a device that offers more than the IPad or any other android tablet. Printing becomes a standard operation as it should be, without extra contrivances to make this happen. You also have the horsepower to get work done, and excellent graphic capabilities as well... A real bang for the buck!
E. Lawerence Emery M.C.S.E. C.N.E.
There are only a couple things it seems to lack that I wish it had: A lighted keyboard, GPS ability, and a touchscreen guesture for "back." Anyway, the thing is just shit cool, and I'm having a great time with it.