We've been waiting for a 10-inch version of the Dell Mini 9 Netbook (still one of the most popular product pages on all of CNET) for some time now, and after a sneak peek behind closed doors at CES, it's finally here. Sort of. Dell says:
The Mini 10 is scheduled to debut for advance orders (February 19) on QVC at 9 p.m. Eastern. A full Mini 10 overview is available at Dell.com, and the system will be available for purchase directly from Dell in the U.S. and other countries beginning February 26.
Yes, that's right--if you want to be among the first to preorder the Dell Mini 10 (which starts at $399), you'll have to tune in to QVC.
Here is a slide show showing off the system, and some of the available color options. Click through to read up on the relevant specs, direct from Dell.
Features available today on the Inspiron Mini 10 include:
- Sleek design and starting weight of only 2.86 pounds
- Roomy keyboard--92 percent of full size for comfort and ease of use
- Multitouch gesture touchpad--navigate the screen using simple movements to rotate, scroll, and zoom documents and photos
- 10.1-inch WSVGA "edge-to-edge" 16:9 wide-screen display
- HDMI output for enhanced entertainment connectivity
- Internal Wi-Fi
- Built-in Webcam
- Windows XP
- 1GB RAM standard and 160GB hard drive, providing ample capacity for mobile applications, content creation, and storage
- Expanded color palette options to express your personal style: Obsidian Black, Alpine White, Cherry Red, Promise Pink, Ice Blue, and Jade Green
- Fully featured QVC configuration includes free shipping, a 4GB SD memory card, and preloaded productivity software
- Available in the U.S. on Dell.com beginning February 26, with a starting price of $399
- Also available online in other countries beginning February 26
- Dell Remote Access is designed to link directly to home-based digital materials from any Web-connected device.
- 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
- Ubuntu and Vista operating systems
- Internal GPS
- 2GB RAM
- 120GB and 250GB hard drives
- Solid-state drives
- Popular Design Studio images to express personal style