is set to shift focus from smaller, less powerful netbooks
to thinner and more powerful Ultrabooks
. The company has removed the consumer Inspiron Mini
netbooks from its online store, but the more business orientated Latitude
netbooks are still available for now. While the netbook-tablet hybrid, the Inspiron Duo, is currently unavailable, Dell has stated that this will be restocked.
Dell's Marketing Director Alison Gardner explained the shift away from netbooks by stating that "thin and powerful is where it is at for us." This is a very clear indication that Dell is going to focus on the more premium, high-end models. It will be interesting to see what Dell unveils in 2012.