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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Sources tell me, OK friends actually, that tomorrow, September 4th, is the long-awaited day that Dell will announce the release of its Inspiron 910 mini-laptop. It will come with your choice of (Boo!) Windows XP Home SP3 or (Yea!) Ubuntu 8.04.
The Dell Inspiron 910 will use the Intel Atom 270 Diamondville CPU. This chip is already being used in other mini-computers such as the MSI Wind and the Acer Aspire. Dell's CPU will be using the same 1.6GHz model. While I haven't gotten my hands on Dell's 910 yet, I have played around with both the Wind and the Aspire. Ubuntu will find it more than fast enough for their purposes.
The system will also come with either 512MBs or 1GB of RAM. For storage, you're going to get a choice of 4, 8, or 16GB SSD. This sweet little system will come with a minimum price-tag of $399.