If you wanted to know when the $299 Dell Mini 10v would be available to buy in the UK and for how much, the answer has arrived. The netbook is up for order on Dell's site right now starting from £199.
While undeniably attractive prices for a 10in netbook that entry level system isn't the best specced of laptops ever. A 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 isn't particularly disappointing but a mere 8GB of flash memory capacity and Ubuntu Linux is likely to put off many tempted by the price.
Stepping up to Windows XP and a 160GB hard drive bumps the Mini 10v's price to £279, only £20 less than the base Mini 10. Although that system only has a 1.33GHz processor - hardly desirable when Atom is slow enough at 1.6GHz. The Mini 10v also sacrifices the upgrade options, such as the 1,366 x 768 pixel screen or 250GB hard drive, available to the Mini 10.
If you still want one despite the potential failings, you know what to do.