Clamour surely to heighten as this potential new benchmark in the netbook sector nears release.
The Samsung NC10 may currently send most shivers up our spines but the Koreans better look out with this little sucker going live…
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 so far looks the netbook to beat in 2009 (I’ve tried it) and seeing the diddy laptop’s page finally appear on the company site is cause for celebration.
Not too much celebration however as while we see the confirmation of much goodness here:
- The option for 2GB RAM
- Up to a 250GB HDD
- 10in 16:9 aspect ratio screen
- 6-cell battery life providing up to 6.5 hours of operation
- Edge to edge keyboard and screen
- HDMI out
…other killers such as the choice of a 1366 x 768 native resolution, integrated HSDPA, GPS and Bluetooth have all been omitted from the upgrades list for now. There is also no sign of the mooted Tristen Eaten specialist artwork finishes, just the six stock colours of red, pink, blue, green, white and black (think I’d go red).
Still, if you can’t wait/don’t care for these additional lovelies then you’ll be chuffed to hear orders start for the Mini 10 on 26 February with prices beginning at $399 (approx £280). Expect Dell UK to follow suit any minute.
Personally, I’m holding fire for the higher screen res… …and err, maybe ION.
”’In related news”’ Dell is also trying to get the copyright revoked from the phrase ‘netbook’. I can see a few lawyers getting rich off that one.
Mini 10 Product Page