Finally! A netbook offering something different and interesting!
As we’ve hinted before a netbook with integrated HSDPA is near-enough the holy grail of portable connectivity. With that said, take a look at the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 spec list below and see if you can tell what’s special about it.
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 1GB DDR2 (533MHz) RAM
- 16GB solid state drive
- 8.9in, 1,024 x 600 display
- Ethernet, Bluetooth, 801.11b/g WiFi
- Integrated Vodafone HSDPA
- Three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, 3-in-1 card reader
- 4-cell, 32Whr battery
- ~1Kg (with battery installed)
That’s right; Dell and Vodafone have teamed up to add HSDPA to Dell’s Mini 9 netbook. Better still, the Mini 9 will be subsidised by Vodafone, meaning that on some tariffs (specifically 24-month ones) you’ll be getting a free netbook with your mobile broadband.
The only downside of such a deal is that only the Dell netbook will be ale to use the HSDPA connectivity provided with it, whereas buying a USB dongle affords easy web access to any device. Still, no pain no gain, right?
If you’re interested Vodafone has set up a page where you can register yourself as such and be informed when systems are available.
Vodafone netbook – pre-register your interest.