Another day, another netbook
. This time, it's a new one from Dell, and
it's another in the Inspiron Mini 10 lineup. Dell
's Mini 10 range has
been around for nearly as long as 10" netbooks have been around, and the
new Mini 1018 borrows styling cues from the curvy Inspiron R notebook
line and includes mostly just the basics at a lower price point. You
won't find a Broadcom media accelerator or an SSD here, but you also
won't find a $500+ price tag.
The Mini 1018 is a lower-end netbook meant for those who just need to
handle the basics, offering a single-core Atom
N455 processor, DDR3
memory, a 250GB hard drive, Wireless N Wi-Fi, a black coating and a
10.1" display with a 1024x600 resolution. Bells and whistles aren't
included for the most part, but the £279 price point is obviously about
as low as it gets for brand new netbooks.
Dell is currently shipping this machine in the UK and Italy, but the
notebook should find its way into other markets shortly.