Dell's New Inspiron Mini Gets Next-Gen Atom Tech
The redesigned and amped-up netbook, with Intel's next-gen Atom technology will become available in January. With a 10.1-inch display, the Mini 10 can be personalized through Dell's Design Studio or just through the broad range of colors available, Dell said. The palm rest is textured and "smudge-resistant," and the keys are sculpted to make typing more comfortable. The battery will last up to 9.5 hours of continuous operation, too.
- Processor: New Intel Atom N450 at 1.66 GHz
- Display: 10.1-inch with standard (1024x600) or High Definition (1366x768) available in coming weeks
- Sound: Built-in speakers with available SRS Surround sound
- Video: HDTV tuner and location-aware GPS configurations available in coming weeks; bundles with Broadcom Crystal HD for smooth HD playback coming in Q1
- Wireless: Built-in 802.11 b/g with available Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband
- Memory: 1GB, though significant system memory may be used to support graphics; DDR2 memory at 800MHz
- 160GB Hard Drive; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment
- Battery: Choice of 3 or 6-cell integrated battery with up to 9.5 hours of battery life. (Life of 9 hours and 34 minutes for the Mini 10 Mobility bundle is achieved using Mobilemark2007 battery life testing benchmark with a system configuration that includes 60WHr 6 cell battery, Windows 7 Starter Operating system and 250GB Hard Drive)
- OS: Choice of Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home, Ubuntu option available in the coming weeks
- Weight: Starting at about 2.75 – 3.1 pounds.
Prices start at $299.