Dell bludgeons foes with computing suitcase

It was just a concept back at the CES show in January, but now Dell has officially launched its desktop-suitcase PC for power-talking businessmen.The

It was just a concept back at the CES show in January, but now Dell has officially launched its desktop-suitcase PC for power-talking businessmen.

The M2010 defies any attempt to pigeon-hole its talents. Folded into its suitcase form (on the right), it’s a massive 20in laptop with Core Duo processing and a stupendous 240GB hard drive.

Put it on the desk at your crucial presentation, though, and you can unpack a full-size Bluetooth keyboard, whip out the gyroscopic remote and blow your audience’s socks off with its 1680x1050 pixel display, eight speakers and integrated subwoofer.

There’s much more where those specs came from too: a 1.3MP camera for web-conferencing, a DVD drive and pre-loaded Skype software for internet calling bolster its already impressive CV.

Dell didn’t quite manage to squeeze everything in, though – if you want to watch TV you’ll have to buy an optional USB tuner which will let you turn it into an – albeit massive – PVR.

There’s no price for the M2010 yet, but Dell has promised that it’ll confirm this and the release date with us soon – look out for an update as soon as we find out. If you want a full list of specs, go to Dell’s worldwide site here.