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Dell Mini 12 Hits UK


Dell Mini 12 Hits UK

Dell already announced the Mini 12 but only now is the 12.1in system available to buy.

Specs sit as such then:

  • 12.1in 1,280 x 800 screen

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU

  • 1GB DDR2 RAM

  • 80GB hard drive

  • Windows Vista Home Basic Edition

  • 25.5mm thick, 1.25Kg

  • 3-cell 24WHr battery

The use of an Atom CPU with a mere 1GB of RAM to play with means I can't help but think Vista is going to struggle slightly. A Linux system is expected to come later, so it's not all bad news though.

The Mini 12 costs £429 which is a bit steep for a netbook especially with this spec. However, I'm inclined to agree with Asus President and CEO Jerry Shen and limit the netbook classification to sub-10.2in systems.

If considered as a small, low-powered and above all portable notebook, then, the Mini 12 could be a lot more attractive. I wouldn't want one myself, but I can definitely see the appeal and I don't doubt Dell will shift a fair few systems.


Dell Mini 12.

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