Details on Dell’s Mini 10 netbook have been officially unveiled this morning, and as far as specs go, we like what we see.Unlike the cramped stylings of the Mini 9, the Mini 10 rocks a 92% full keyboard, a 10.1-inch 16:9 widescreen, HDMI output and a multitouch gesture pad. However, all the cool features like an internal TV tuner and internal GPS will only be available as an option later in the year.
Starting price is $799, which sounds totally reasonable. We’ll get our hands on one as soon as possible to see how close it gets us to Netbook Nirvana.
DELL SCORES A PERFECT 10 WITH ITS LATEST ADDITION TO THE INSPIRON MINI FAMILY
· Ample Keyboard – 92 percent of full size
· Video-Friendly Screen – 10.1-inch “Edge-to-Edge” 16:9 Widescreen Display
SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 20, 2009 – Dell today launched the Inspiron™ Mini 10, a mini-notebook that adds keyboard comfort and even more entertainment-friendly dimensions to the Inspiron Mini family. Like the Inspiron Mini 9 and Mini 12, the Mini 10 is a compact, easy-to-carry Internet companion featuring wireless and entertainment capabilities to help keep kids, tweens, teens, travelers and “Tweeters” chatting, blogging, streaming content, sharing photos, watching videos and more.
A full Mini 10 overview is available at Dell.com, and the system will be available for purchase directly from Dell in Australia in early March.
Products and services like the Inspiron Minis, the Wasabi handheld wireless printer and the Dell Design Studio are redefining value, personalization and customization for connected mobile lifestyles.
· Features available today on the Inspiron Mini 10 include:
· Sleek design and starting weight of only 1.3 kgs.*
· Roomy keyboard – 92 percent of full-size for comfort and ease of use.
· Multi-touch gestures touchpad – navigate the screen using simple movements to rotate, scroll and zoom documents and photos.
· 10.1″ WSVGA “edge-to-edge” 16:9 widescreen display.
· HDMI output for enhanced entertainment connectivity
· Internal WiFi.
· Built-in Webcam.
· Windows XP.
· 1 GB RAM* standard and 160GB* hard drive, providing ample capacity for mobile applications, content creation and storage.
· Obsidian Black and Alpine White will be available on launch, with other colours to follow.
· Available in Australia in the first half of March, with a starting price of $799.
· Dell Remote Access is designed to link directly to home-based digital materials from any Web-connected device.1
· Dell offers exclusive online file storage – ranging from a free basic plan with 2GB* of storage space to 100 GB* – providing Inspiron Mini users with a simple way to manage their digital lives.
· Mini 10 optional features planned for later this year include:
· Internal digital TV tuner, HD resolution and external USB DVD player options for an optimized video entertainment experience.
· Internal GPS.
· Popular Design Studio images to express personal style.