By Shane McGlaun

I am a big fan of netbooks, I like the small size and portable nature plus the machines have plenty of power for everything I want to do while I am on the road. My wife doesn’t like netbooks, she prefers a larger screen when she uses a notebook.

Dell has announced new products that will meet the needs of both the netbook and notebook shopper on a tight budget. The new Dell Inspiron 15 comes in several colors and offers a starting price of only $399 for a notebook with a 15.6-inch screen. The low-end model runs Vista Basic and offers 160GB HDD, 2GB of RAM, and an Intel Celeron processor. Many options are available that can greatly increase the price of the notebook.

Dell has also added a bargain netbook called the Mini 10v with a retail price of only $299. The model selling for that price gets a 10.1-inch screen, 120GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, Intel Atom N270 CPU, and a 3-cell battery. Different storage options are available along with Ubuntu Linux.

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