updated 03:45 pm EST, Wed February 18, 2009
Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Spec
Dell this afternoon provided official details for the Inspiron Mini 10, including its final release details. The 10-inch netbook's trim levels mostly match those of earlier leaks and will carry a 1.3-megapixel webcam, 3-cell battery, a 160GB hard drive and HDMI output in all models. The system's 1GB of memory will be fixed in place, but users will have the pick of either Ubuntu Linux 8 or Windows XP Home as the operating system.
A base model will be priced mostly in step with rivals from HP and others and should cost $399 with a 1.33GHz Atom, a 16:9 ratio 1024x576 display, Windows XP and a glossy black shell. A 1.6GHz processor and blue, green, pink, red and white lids will be optional immediately, while the system will later get options for not only Ubuntu but the heavily-publicized 1366x768 display as well as 3G, Bluetooth and GPS.
The new netbook is best known for a major design change that provides an edge-to-edge keyboard and a matching LCD, both of which reduce the comfort problems often associated with most of the small systems.
Dell starts taking orders for the Mini 10 on the 26th and anticipates shipping the systems themselves in March.