Dell has officially launched its long awaited netbook, the Inspiron Mini 9, which is available now running the Windows XP operating system.
A Linux version of the 1kg machine will be available shortly, the company said.
Wi-Fi is built in as standard, but a built-in Webcam and Bluetooth are optional extras. Prices for the Windows XP version start at £299 including VAT and delivery.
A version using Ubuntu 8.04 and a Dell-developed custom interface are expected to be available shortly with a starting price of £269 including VAT and delivery.