Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Evidence mounts for August Eee PC carnage with $299 Dell E launch

Filed under
Hardware

Doing with a single E what takes ASUS three, Dell's mini netbook looks to be on track for an August kill sprEee. We've already seen Dell's launch timeline and specs, of course, and this morning we've got the hushed whispers of DigiTimes' "market sources" again claiming that the Compal manufactured Dell 8.9-inchers will launch in August for $299.

Dell is coming to the low-cost notebook party relatively late, compared to other first-tier vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer. However, the Dell E series low-cost notebook will be priced at only US$299, US$100 cheaper than Acer's Aspire one, and the market sources estimates that Dell can ship 2-3 million units this year.

More Here and Here




More in Tux Machines

Arch Linux 2015.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1

You won't believe this, but it's already August, so the time has come for the Arch Linux operating system to receive a new installation media that includes all the updates that have been released during the month of July 2015. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.12.45 LTS Has ARM64 and x86 Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

On the last day of July, Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the Linux 3.12 kernel series, which is an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with patches and driver updates for a few more years than normal kernel releases, announced the immediate availability for download of the forty-fifth maintenance release of Linux kernel 3.12 LTS. Read more

US House Opens Up to Open Source

Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as the staffs of various House committees, are added to the total. Three advocacy organizations -- the Sunlight Foundation, the Congressional Data Coalition, and the OpenGov Foundation -- last month jointly announced that certain procurement restrictions that had constrained the use of open source technology in the House had been clarified. Read more

Latest Ubuntu Touch SDK Updates Focus on Convergence Features for OTA-6

On the last day of July 2015, Canonical's Zoltán Balogh posted an important email on the Ubuntu Touch mailing list, informing us all about the work done lately on the Ubuntu SDK (Software Development Kit) software. Read more