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$299 Dell Mini 10v Spotted

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$299 Dell Mini 10v Spotted

Dell's forthcoming Mini 10v is set to buck the recent trend of netbooks getting ever more expensive. Spearing in Dell's May e-catalogue, the 10v is priced at a tasty $299 (~£200) which would make it by far the cheapest netbook yet.

Best of all, Dell doesn't seem to have made any major compromises to reach that price point. A 1.6GHz Atom N270 replaces the Z-series CPUs in the standard mini 10 and the hard drive only offers 120GB of storage, rather than 160GB as so usually seen but otherwise it's business as usual.

In fact, were it not for the upgrade options available on the Mini 10, one would think Dell was rather shooting itself in the foot offering basically the same netbook for a significantly lower price. And on the subject of upgrades, the Mini 10 looks set to get SSD upgrade options, both 32GB and 64GB. Although having appeared on the site earlier, hard drive these choices have suddenly disappeared.

Roll on the £200 Mini 10v for the UK!

Link:

Engadget.

Dell e-catalogue - May (Page 13).

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HarryGlass

May 7, 2009, 8:56 pm

You know it's going to be £250...





and why do I have to hit "Login" all the time when I already am?

Ed

May 7, 2009, 9:01 pm

Possible bug with some new code we've just rolled out - hit Ctrl F5 and see if it still happens.

HarryGlass

May 7, 2009, 10:09 pm

Still happens. Have to press Login (where I'm logged in and don't have to actually log in) and then when I come back to this page (literally pressing the back button) it works. Hope that helps you fix it.

Dcoz

May 7, 2009, 11:40 pm

I am moments away from buying one of these, but just can not take the idea of only having 1GB RAM. Anyone know when they might release the 2GB versions?

Hugo

May 7, 2009, 11:56 pm

Don't worry, I already alerted our man to the problem. (remember me has been a constant request of mine for aaages)

Andy0d2

May 8, 2009, 2:24 am

Just add a touch screen and i'm sold

Darfuria

May 8, 2009, 5:30 am

Mini 9 is £199

Chris

May 8, 2009, 7:45 pm

@Dcoz - I think Microsoft have stipulated that the OEMs only install 1GB on models with XP installed. It would probably be cheaper if you installed 2GB of RAM yourself anyway.

Dcoz

May 8, 2009, 9:54 pm

@Chris - I've been told it is not upgradable (RAM soldered to board or something). They plan on releasing a 2GB model, but nothing has been announced yet.

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