Notebooks by Dell and Taiwan-based Elitegroup Computer Systems are the winners of a contest for the best sub-$1000 laptop designs with embedded mobile broadband adapters.

Dell's winning model was its Inspiron 1525, while ECS was honored for its pre-production G10IL. Both are priced at $800 or less. Winners were announced at a news conference at the Mobile World Congress here today.

Sponsored by Microsoft and the GSM Association--the wireless telecommunications trade group that sponsors MWC (formerly known as 3GSM)--the contest was announced at the GSMA Mobile Asia conference in Macau last November. It was designed to encourage notebook vendors to create more...

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