Dell announced today through a consumer help forum that it will no longer manufacture its line of netbooks, small and portable computers with simpler specifications and affordable price.
The company said the Dell Inspiron Mini, a 10-inch screen, is no longer available and the company has no intention of making new netbook units for home users.
Still, according to The Verge website, the company will maintain its line of manufacturing of corporate netbooks, called Latitude. They are still on sale through the Dell virtual store. In a statement to the site, the company said it will not manufacture netbooks with Intel’s new chips, which means the company has dropped out of the category.
According to the company, the strategy will now be to focus on thinner and lighter notebooks, but with a larger screen. In the message published in the forum, the company stressed the importance of recent releases, such as the XPS 14z notebook. The notebook has a thickness of 23 millimeters, but is heavy (1.98 kg). It comes with Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, second generation, and 14-inch screen.