updated 09:10 am EDT, Thu April 16, 2009
Dell Mini 10 with 3G modem
Dell and China Mobile (CMCC) announced on Wednesday they have introduced Inspiron Mini 10 netbook in the Chinese market which benefits from the provider's 3G data network access via its built-in modem, allowing Internet and e-mail access from nearly anywhere in the country with a signal.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 weighs 2.6lbs in base form, with all variations sporting a 92-percent full-size keyboard and a multi-touch touchpad. All LED-backlit displays have a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1024x576 resolution. An HDMI output lets users connect their netbooks to their HDTVs. Other features include integrated Wi-Fi, a webcam and 2GB of Dell's online storage. Users can opt for up to 100GB of online storage space, though they have to pay a monthly fee for the service.
Otherwise, specs are par for the common Mini 10 and other netbooks, including 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive pre-loaded, in this case, with Windows XP Simplified Chinese. Basic models get a 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor, though a 1.6GHz Atom is offered as an option.
The Inspiron Mini 10 with 3G is now available in China via the operator and select electronics retailers, with prices starting at RMB 3,880 (about $575). It is available in Alpine White, Obsidian Black and Cherry Red.