December 21, 2009 at 11:34 am
Dell is preparing a redesigned Inspiron Mini 10 netbook using Intel’s new Pine Trail Atom platform. The new Inspiron Mini 10 will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor and will offer a slimmer chassis than its predecessor along with a 9.5-hour battery life.
Other changes include a textured palm rest and an integrated battery compartment. Two 6-cell batteries will be offered: the 56Whr battery should last for 8 hours and 44 minutes, whilst the 60WHr battery should last for 9 hours and 34 minutes. The integrated buttons within the touch pad remains and Dell has also has decided to remove multi-touch gesture support.
The new Mini 10 will offer a number of optional upgrades including high-resolution (1366 x 768) display, built-in TV Tuner, integrated GPS, and a Broadcom Crystal HD Media accelerator. Prices for the new model will start at $299 and it is expected to go on sale on 5th January in the US and internationally on 7th January. Seven colours (black, white, blue, purple, red, green, and pink) will be available to choose from as well as the usual custom lids on offer.
The new Mini 10 will also be fanless in design as confirmed in the video below. Check out the Mini 10 action from 47 seconds to 1 minute 5 seconds.
Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (N450 Atom) specifications:
- 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor
- 10.1-inch display with standard (1024×600) or High Definition (1366×768) display options
- 1GB DDR2 memory at 800MHz
- 160GB or 250GB hard disk drive storage
- Built-in 802.11 b/g wireless with available Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband
- Built-in speakers with available SRS Surround sound
- Choice of 3-cell (28Whr) or 6-cell integrated battery with up to 9.5 hours of battery life (Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle only)
- Choice of Windows 7 ($79.95) Starter or Windows XP Home and Ubuntu 9.04 operating system
- Dimensions: 10.5″ x 7.8″ x 1.3″
- Weight: Starting at about 2.7-3.0 pounds with a 3-cell battery. 3.1 pounds with 6-cell battery
- HDTV tuner and location-aware GPS configurations options
- Bundles with Broadcom Crystal HD for smooth HD playback coming in Q1