It has been rumored for sometime now that Dell would release an 11.6-inch netbook / CULV-based ultra-thin model, to join the other manufacturers, and also to replace their now no longer available Inspiron 12 netbook.
Well it seems that Gizmodo have captured some photos of an the upcoming Dell Inspiron 11z netbook. Very little is currently known about the Inspiron 11z, apart from that it features an 11-something inch screen, and has a very thin chassis.
The Dell Inspiron 11z appears to also have a very wide touchpad, with the mouse buttons incorporated into the touchpad. It’s also great to see that the keyboard spans the whole width of the chassis, giving an overall larger keyboard. They have also kept the Home, End, and page up and down buttons, which many netbooks removed.
Update: Dell have now officially announced the Dell Inspiron 11z, and also made it available to order from their site for $479.
Specifications include a 11.6 in HD (1366 x 768) resolution, Intel 1.2GHz Celeron 723 processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, WiFi, 1.3 megapixel webcam, and a 3-cell 28WHr battery, which should last about three hours.
The Dell 11z is available in black also, and comes with Windows Vista Home Premium, and includes a free upgrade kit to Windows 7. Buy now direct from Dell.Com for $479