The Dell XPS M1210 has shown up on websites in Japan and Europe now. It's a 12.1" screen ultraportable with rotating built-in camera, up to 2.0GHz Core Duo processor, 4 USB ports, FireWire, nVidia 7400 graphics and some really hot looks. Could it be that Dell has something hotter than the MacBook?
Dell XPS M1210 on Dell Japan (view large image)
A website contact to NotebookReview.com indicates he was able to order through the Dell Japan website. European readers also noticed that on Dell's Norway and Germany sites configurations and prices of the XPS M1210 are listed, but availability is indicated as being May 30. No listings are found on the Dell.com U.S. or Canadian site. Below is a screen shot from the Dell Norway site for the available configurations:
Specs and availability listed on Dell Norway website (view large image)
Even though it's obviously not in English, you can roughly tell that the high end configuration listed is:
Many ultraportable fans will rejoice at the option of having a decent dedicated graphics card. The rest of the specs are really nice too of course. The built-in rotating web cam and great portability will make this a popular option for buyers such as students that want to record lectures maybe and do some gaming as well. Below are some pictures from the Dell Japan website of this notebook:
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