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Dell Mini 10v on Sale


Dell Mini 10v on Sale

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.


Dell Mini 10 and 10v.


May 12, 2009, 6:49 pm

Bought a Sammy NC10 last week and absolutely love it. The £199 price tag of the Dell Mini 10v is tempting. I wish they had only made the 8GB version with Windows XP instead of Linux. If they did, I would imagine a lot of people would snap this up.


May 12, 2009, 7:19 pm

Right please say i'm seeing things but when you upgrade the standard mini 10 (not 10v) 1.33GHz to 1.6GHz it only costs £20 yet when you buy the base product (the one with the 1.6GHz option) it costs £50. What is going on appears to be a scam/deal


May 12, 2009, 8:22 pm


They are two different processors. One uses a Z530 and the other a N270.


May 12, 2009, 9:09 pm

You completely missed the point (no offense). Go to dells website (using the link you provided. Right now click on the two ones to the right , the two mini 10's, not mini 10v's. Right now add a atom z530 to the z520 model as an upgrade now check the price with the model pre-configured with the atom z530. and there should be a price difference of £30. Now what I was asking originally is there something dell's not telling us since everything else appears idenical (battery etc)


May 12, 2009, 9:16 pm

similar problem on US site however you mini 10 with z520 upgrade to z530 for $400 with 1yr warranty but mini 10 with z530 for $430 with 2 yr warranty


May 12, 2009, 10:17 pm

Why is Ubuntu a turn-off?


May 12, 2009, 10:54 pm

The 720p screen would be fundamental to me. We need more netbook manufacturers implementing them.


May 12, 2009, 11:07 pm

@ acgs1, familiarity.


May 13, 2009, 1:17 am


Because its brown.

Personally I can't wait to upgrade it to Debian. People buying Windows netbooks have more money than sense. Why the hell would you want a 160GB hard drive in a netbook??? Fair enough if you're wanting to watch films on it, but USB HDD's in caddys come in for the price of peanuts and are far larger.

Scott Williamson

May 13, 2009, 1:47 am

Its a real pity about the lack of a screen upgrade, otherwise this would have been a great cheap netbook for browsing, traveling and watching video, none of which require a big HDD or XP. Hopefully Dell will add that option later.


May 13, 2009, 4:00 pm

The customise option on the 10v is ridiculous: there's almost nothing you can change on the base model!


May 13, 2009, 5:36 pm

If anyone wants to buy a standard mini 10, with the z530 processor, not a mini 10v, then order the z520 model then upgrade to the z530 for £20 thats a £30 saving on the standard mini 10 with the z530

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