Rumor: Dell Entering the Subnotebook Market

Brighthand’s Ed Hardy has a new article up on that suggests Dell will be entering the hot subnotebook market. If the rumor is true, look for Dell-branded offerings before the summer is over. Hardy writes:

“Citing an unnamed official at Compal Electronics in Taiwan, the Wall Street Journal says Dell is planning to launch a low-cost 8.9-inch mini-notebook, possible as early as June. This device, which reportedly will be produced by Compal, will start at $400.”

If this rumor turns out to be true, my problem about what subnotebook to get will be moot. Since my company uses Dell hardware, it should be easy to get a unit in for “evaluation.”

I will have to keep an eye out for this new device.