Dell has now officially launched their new Inspiron Mini 10 netbook in the UK
Billed as a “mini-notebook that adds keyboard comfort and even more entertainment-friendly dimensions to the Inspiron Mini family”, the Mini 10 shimmies in between the Mini 9 and Mini 12 in Dell’s current netbook line-up.
Standing out as rather a good looking fella to our netbook-weary eyes, the Mini 10 runs good ol’ Windows XP Home and comes with decent sized keyboard, which the company claim is just 8 per cent smaller than a regular laptop keyboard.
Usability has been improved with a multitouch gesture recognising touchpad letting users navigate the screen using simple movements to rotate, scroll and zoom documents and photos.
The all-important screen is a 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 widescreen job, although there’s a fair bit of black border to be seen.
The specs look pretty good too, with wireless 802.11 b/g (and optional 802.11 Draft-n_ onboard, a built-in webcam, optional Bluetooth, 1GB RAM, HDMI output for hooking it up to your home TV and a choice of 120GB or 160GB hard drives.
If you’re not in a hurry to get your paws on the Mini 10 optional, Dell says that additional features will be made available later this year, including an internal digital TV tuner, optional mobile broadband, optional built-in GPS, up to 2GB RAM and 250GB hard drive. There’ll also be a version running Ubuntu 8.04 for Windows-phobics.
The Mini 10 comes in rather a natty range of colours too, including obsidian black (you what?!), alpine white, cherry red, pretty pink, ice blue and jade green.
With a bag friendly starting weight of 1.3kg, the Mini 10 will be available in Europe from the end of this week, priced at £299 including VAT and delivery.