Dell Mini-Notebook Will Cost Just $300

Dell's E mini-notebook computer, first outed when Gizmodo's Brian Lam collared Michael Dell sneaking one about the D6: All Things Digital conference, has got a price. The E not only lops a few letters of the name of Asus' rival Eee PC, it also drops a few dollars, coming in at $300.

Price has been the problem with these mini-notebooks, and Dell is very welcome to bring its budget mass-marketing chops to the party. While not official, the news comes from the usually reliable DigiTimes, which tells us that the E will be available in the last quarter of the year. And none of this hunting in the stores to find one like we have to do with the Wind's and Eees of the world. Dell plans to knock out two to three million units by the end of the year.