Dell has officially launched its long awaited ebook, 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.
The machine uses solid state disc (SSD) memory, comes with an 8.9-inch LED display (1024x600) and a keypad, which Dell promises to be "large and easy to navigate."
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 (US$527) including VAT and delivery.
A versions 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.