Dell Continues to Tease with Adamo Pictures

Dell Adamo

Some marketing folks at Dell want to make sure that the Adamo XPS has a piece of your mind share once the slew of Windows 7 equipped notebooks roll out here shortly. Since they aren’t ready to release the product, they are playing the tease game with pictures and brief appearances here lately. I have […]

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems


Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.  The benefits of using a few of the following operating systems include being a part of a community of users, regular updates, and running an OS that is […]

Can We Stop Calling Upcoming Tablets Tablet? Now. Please.


Apple Tablets, Dell Tablets, Crunchpad Tablets. Tablets, Tablets, Tablets. Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. We have more rumors about more Tablets everyday now it seems. The rumors have become so plentiful that they have become like currency, so much so that they are sparking posts and commentary about why we do and why we don’t need them, […]

Dell Tablet Rumor: Subscription Based e-Reader

The Internet is littered with Tablet rumors these days, but usually they center on Apple. This one, coming from an article in Wired, titled Why 2010 Be The Year of the Tablet, has Dell as the focus and features a subscription based system that looks to be a competitor for Amazon’s Kindle and any other […]

Rumor: Dell is Working on a MID

Yesterday the Intertubes were ripe with a rumor that Dell is working on a Mobile Internet Device using an ARM based processor. Yawn. Just about everyone is working on some form of Mobile Internet Device these days and just about everyone is working on one with chips from Intel, ARM chips, and NVidia’s platform. And […]

Dell declares Mini-9 “end of life”

According to David Meyer at CNET, Dell has surrendered the Mini-9 to the “end-of-life” bucket. What does this mean for the netbook, and mobile computing markets? Dell’s 10-inch and 8.9-inch displays are the same resolution. Does this mean that netbook buyers have declining eyesight? When Microsoft introduced the UMPC, the OEMs at the time were […]

GBM InkShow: Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7


In this video InkShow, I take a quick look at the multi-touch applications that will be a part of the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7: Surface Collage, Rebound, Blackboard, Garden Pond, Surface Globe, and the Surface Lagoon screen saver.   Microsoft Surface technology can be felt all over this pack, from the screensaver to […]

SugarSync Offering 5 Netbooks for Your Stories


SugarSync is looking for real stores from real SugarSync users. If you have an interesting story about how you use Sugarsync, visit this survey page for your chance to win one of five Dell netbooks and 50 Sugarsync t-shirts. I blogged about how I’m starting to use SugarSync again and have generally had a good […]

Dell Latitude 2100: Education Netbook w/ Touchscreen

Dell’s introduced the Latitude 2100, a netbook built for schools. It has the usual netbook components we’ve become accustomed to seeing time and time again, but there are quite a few features that set it apart from the rest of the pack. A rubber coating offers an extra layer of protection and an optional carrying […]

Dell Mini 10v Officially Announced

Dell’s officially introduced the Mini 10v today. This new netbook will serve as Dell’s low-end netbook and start at $299 at launch. The Mini 10v comes with 1GB of RAM, Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor and a range of storage options that include 8GB SSD, 16GB SSD, 120 HDD and 160GB HDD. The Mini […]

Windows 7 RC Touch + N-Trig First Impressions: Touch is Good, Ink Needs Work


N-Trig released their Windows 7 RC 2.59 multi-touch drivers for the Dell XT,Dell  XT2, andHP  TX2 yesterday and I just finished going through the install. Before installing this new version, make sure you 1) download the correct version for your particular computer, 2) uninstall the previous version through the Control Panel / Uninstall Program feature […]

Dell – Your Customer Support Has Failed Me Big Time

As I mentioned last week, I had to send my Dell Latitude XT in for repair due to a faulty N-Trig digitizer driver install. A series of  installs had messed up the firmware on the digitizer so badly that the system no longer recognized it. Fortunately, the XT is still under warranty, so all I […]

Tablet, Touch, and Windows 7 RC

With Microsoft’s release of Windows 7 RC to the MSDN and TechNet community, lots of folks have been busy downloading, burning, and installing. Immediately after coming home from the hospital yesterday, I skipped a much needed nap and much more necessary shower to get Windows 7 RC installed on my recently repaired Dell Latitude XT […]

N-Trig Pulls a Rodney Dangerfield

One of my biggest disappointments over the past year has been with Dell’s Latitude XT and its N-Trig digitizer. There have been many improvements over the past several months with regards to the driver issues, but it goes without saying Dell and N-Trig certainly stumbled coming out of the gate. As a result, I’ve become […]

128GB SSD Shoehorned Into a Dell Mini 9

The Dell Mini 9 comes with either an 8GB or 16GB solid state drive, which are just too tiny for many mobile users. JKK, a Netbook modding guru, managed to jam a 128GB SSD into his Mini 9 and posted a video of the procedure. He calls the hack ‘quite easy,’ but his definition of […]

Dell’s Netbook Roadmap Unfolds


Sascha, ““The Netbook King” has unearthed some slides that reveal Dell’s roadmap for Netbooks in 2009/2010. There are some interesting tidbits, including the news that Dell is going to have an 11-inch model using a ULV Processor. Most of the other news focuses on continued updates to the Mini 10 line, curiously including an option […]

Deal of the Day: 10% off Dell Mini 12

Today’s deal of the day is a coupon that’s good for 10% off Dell Mini 12 netbooks configured at $499 or more. The Mini 12 can be customized with a variety of colors and artwork. The coupon is good until the end of April. For full details visit LogicBuy.

Deal of the Day: 30% off Mobile Accessories at Dell


Dell is offering 30% off mobile accessories today. The offer is good on docking stations, batteries, Wacom tablets and more. Dell carries a full range of accessories by manufacturers like Logitech, Kensington and Microsoft. Visit LogicBuy for the coupon and full details.

GBM InkShow: Dell Adamo aka World’s Thinnest Notebook


I got to unbox and play with the the world’s thinnest notebook yesterday. Dell’s Adamo is just 0.65″ thick and is drop-dead gorgeous. It’s designed to appeal to fashion-conscious consumers, but this pricey machine is going to be a tough sell in this economy.