Our friend Beth over at TechMamas got her hands on the Dell 10"Inspiron Mini Netbook. Below are her thoughts on the small netbook:
I was sitting at the CES Dell press meeting typing up a post on their Mini "9" when I decided to take a look at their other netbook offerings. On display, they also had the Inspiron Mini 12". When I asked if there were any other size netbooks, they offered me a chance to view the soon to be released Dell 10"Inspiron Mini Netbook. Engadget also posted with details.
Here are some of the details about the Dell Inspiron 10" Netbook:
Listed below are preliminary specs that were discussed at CES, but final details will be released soon. I am trying to wait patiently, because this netbook is perfect for mobile computing and more:
-Every inch of space was planned out, the end to end keyboard is bigger then the 12"
-Edge to Edge 16:9 HD display
-Built-in TV Tuner
-Supports GPS, optional built-in mobile broadband card for Internet access on the go
-Intel Atom Z530 processor
-1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP
-Can choose the from the colors and designs from the Dell Design Studio
-Touchpad has track (mouse) buttons embedded, Multi-touch gestures lead to homepage (click here to see picture below):
For size, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10" is not much bigger then my small Coach pouch wallet, can fit into most of my handbags (no briefcase needed) and light enough to carry all day.
I found the 10" keyboard completely comfortable when it came to typing. The optional built-in broadband card (or any USB broadband) will enable families using the Dell Inspiron Mini 10" mobile to use web browsing, maintain documents, view movies, check email, update social networking sites such as Facebook or listening to music. The built-in webcam enables video chat. The TV tuner offers the ability to view local TV station shows.
U.S. Release dates, pricing and more details are not known yet. Engadget found a website in England called Tesco that is advertising the Dell Inspiron Mini 10" for 349 pounds (around 480 dollars).