Among the many new-product announcements
that have been released in the time leading up to CES, word on the web is that Dell will launch a new Latitude
2120 netbook at the Vegas convention next week. Apparently, the 2120 has specs identical to the previously available 2110
, but gets double the computing power of the single core Intel Atom N470
chipset in its predecessor courtesy of a dual core N550
processor. While the upgraded processor is the big news, sources indicate the newest Latitude gets an optional Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator, which should be a welcome addition for those students planning to watch March Madness during that 10AM lecture this spring semester. No word on price or availability, so interested parties will have to wait until the official launch for such details.