Dell low cost notebook set for August, $299


It looks like August is the chosen month for the release of Dell’s long-rumored low cost notebook, upsetting the likes of Asus and Acer in the process. DigiTimes cites “market sources” in coming up with the timeline. It’s still Taiwan-based Compal doing the manufacturing, with Samsung said to be supplying the LCD panel.

Just in time for back-to-school, then. Unless you’re a film student (and need to frequently edit video), one of these low cost, sub-notebooks should be able to pump out essay after essay with no problems.

Best of all, maybe, is the price, which DT puts at $299—the price of an iPhone 3G!