Dell Inspiron Mini 10 takes Atom N450 route
Just as we covered news of the new Intel Atom platform being unveiled, we have news of Dell being one of the first few computer manufacturers to release their Atom N450-powered netbooks to the market, in the form of the Inspiron Mini 10. This tried and tested model is back with a new swagger, boasting a better design as well as a longer lasting battery life. Some of the updates found on the new Mini 10 will include optional high definition entertainment bundles which deliver rich, smooth playback of streaming HD video apart from going about regular tasks such as Web surfing, email and listening to music and sharing user-generated content in real time with aplomb. Dell hopes to roll out the redesigned Inspiron Mini 10 to the masses in time for the first part of January 2010.
Boasting a new design, the Inspiron Mini 10 will come with a 10.1″ display that includes a textured, smudge-resistant palm rest and sculpted keys. As for those who decide to settle for the Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle, you will be able to enjoy an extended-life battery that runs for up to 9.5 hours without requiring a charge, which of course, will be subject to a variety of conditions including the types and number of applications running simultaneously alongside other functions turned on/off (i.e. Wi-Fi connectivity). Keeping in line with Dell’s fun factor for its netbook line, the Mini 10 can be personalized with a wide range of optional colors or hundreds of optional custom artwork designs available from the Dell Design Studio.
Some of the specifications in the new Inspiron Mini 10 include :-
- New Intel Atom N450 processor at 1.66 GHz
- 10.1-inch display with standard (1024×600) or High Definition (1366×768) display available in coming weeks
- Built-in speakers with available SRS Surround sound
- HDTV tuner and location-aware GPS configurations available in coming weeks
- Bundles with Broadcom Crystal HD for smooth HD playback coming in Q1
- Built-in 802.11 b/g wireless with available Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband
- 1GB DDR2 memory at 800MHz
- 160GB or 250GB hard disk drive storage
- Choice of 3 or 6-cell integrated battery with up to 9.5 hours of battery life (Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle only)
- Choice of Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home, Ubuntu operating system options
Prices start from $299 upwards.