Thursday, December 31, 2009
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:30 PM
"Dell's hot-selling Inspiron Mini 10 netbook is getting better with a fresh new look and longer battery life to go along with technology enhancements and easy connectivity capabilities that make it a fashionable and functional must-have for on-the-go people. Updates to the Mini 10 include optional high definition entertainment bundles that deliver rich, smooth playback of streaming HD video in addition to Web surfing, email, listening to music and sharing user-generated content in real time. Dell expects the redesigned Inspiron Mini 10 to be available the first part of January 2010."
My first thought? I sure hope those aren't the only colours - I'd pick white over any of those neon colours. Bleh. Are neon colours really mass-market appealing? Beyond that though, this is lookin' pretty good! The Inspiron Mini 10 will feature the new Intel "Pinetrail" Atom CPU, still chugging along at 1.6Ghz but now with reduced power consumption, the Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator, an optional 1366 x 768 display, Windows 7 Starter, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB or 250 GB hard drive, optional WWAN, optional GPS, optional TV Tuner, and best of all, the new case can apparently accommodate a 6-cell battery without it humping out the back. Does 9.5 hours of battery life sound good to you? Hell yeah it does! Prices will start at $299. I'll be the first in line to order one...if only to find out if Dell improved that nasty trackpad from the last generation. I sure hope they did. The full press release is after the break. Read more...