Dell announced an updated version of its Inspiron Mini 10 will be available by early January 2010. The new Inspiron Mini 10 features the Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor and a 10.1" LCD display with 1024 x 600 pixel display, but a model with a 1366 x 768 pixel display will follow in coming weeks. Other features include 1GB DDR2 800MHz memory, 160GB or 250GB HDD, 802.11b/g WiFi, optional Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband, 3-cell or 6-cell battery for up to 9.5 hours of battery life, and the Windows 7 Starter, Windows XP Home or Ubuntu Linux operating system.
A few weeks after the launch Dell will introduce a model with HDTV tuner and GPS, and later in Q1 2010 a system with the Broadcom Crystal HD chip will be launched to improve HD video playback. Prices start at $299.
-Dell’s hot-selling Inspiron Mini 10 netbook is getting better with a fresh new look and longer battery life to go along with technology enhancements and easy connectivity capabilities that make it a fashionable and functional must-have for on-the-go people. Updates to the Mini 10 include optional high definition entertainment bundles that deliver rich, smooth playback of streaming HD video in addition to Web surfing, email, listening to music and sharing user-generated content in real time. Dell expects the redesigned Inspiron Mini 10 to be available the first part of January 2010.
The new design with 10.1-inch display includes a textured, smudge-resistant palm rest, sculpted keys and, for the Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle, extended-life battery offering up to 9.5 hours of operation. The Mini 10 can be personalized with a broad range of optional colors or hundreds of optional custom artwork designs available in the Dell Design Studio.
The Inspiron Mini 10 will be offered in the coming weeks in a selection of bundles with distinct features like an HD display, Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator, surround sound capability, built in HDTV tuner for over-the-air local HD broadcasts, or built-in Wi-Fi location enabled GPS that provides people with real time information to nearby restaurants, landmarks, maps and entertainment.
Built-in wireless connectivity1 provides easy, quick access to the Internet and e-mail. Some models feature Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband communications, too.