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Dell Latitude 2100


$389.00 Released May, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Cheap touchscreen option ($30). Rugged build, won't scuff easily. Configurable from the manufacturer.

The Cons:Heavy and thick compared to other netbooks. Poor battery life - an hour lower than the average. Not a slick choice for at home use.

The Dell Latitude 2100 is a small, lightweight netbook designed to be easy for students to carry to and from class. It comes with a durable case, a rubberized outside that is easy to clean and gives traction on any surface.

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The laptop also comes with an optional carrying handle that makes it easy to lug it around. Compared to other netbooks on the market the keyboard is one of the better keyboards, spaced well for comfort and practicality for both small and larger fingers. There is an optional keyboard available with an antimicrobial protection that helps inhibit bacterial growth. The rubberized case comes in a rainbow variety of colors and the Dell Latitude 2100 comes with a built-in webcam and a network activity light that allows a teacher to see if the student is surfing the Internet instead of working on an assignment.

Features

  • Intel Atom N270 (1.60 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
  • Vista, XP Home, or Ubuntu Linux
  • Intel 945 GS Express Chipset
  • 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 576) LED Display (touch screen optional)
  • Touchpad
  • Dual Channel DDR2 Memory, up to 1GB integrated
  • Solid State Drives up to 16 GB
  • 5400rpm hard drives upto 250GB
  • Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950

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Pros
  • 5

    cheap touchscreen option ($30)

  • 4

    rugged build, won't scuff easily

  • 3

    configurable from the manufacturer

  • 2

    can be ordered with specially designed charging/storage stations and remote management software - ideal for schools

  • 2

    quiet fan

  • 2

    antimicrobial protection on keyboard

  • 1

    activity light can be incorporated into educational software / study programs, used to make sure students aren't fooling around

Cons
  • 1

    heavy and thick compared to other netbooks

  • 1

    poor battery life - an hour lower than the average

  • 1

    not a slick choice for at home use

  • 1

    activity light brightness cannot be controlled

  • 0

    targeted towards young students (K-8)

  • -1

    6 cell battery is big

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