Dell Mini 10 Gets Intel Atom Pine Trail Platform

Earlier today we reported on the latest Intel Atom series that saw the launch of a few new processors as well as express chipsets. Dell have announced that the Dell Mini 10 will be getting an upgrade to the new Intel Atom series by launching a new Mini 10 netbook running an Intel Atom N450 processor.

The new Dell Mini 10 will be launched on January 5th and will have a starting price of $299. The Jan 5 launch is initially just the US with a worldwide launch following 2 days later on January 7.

The Dell Mini 10 will ship running Windows 7 starter edition with the option of choosing Windows XP instead if you prefer. Other options will follow a month later seeing Linux being made available.

As well as receiving updated innards the Dell Mini 10 will also get enhancements to the physical design by the introduction of a new wrist wrest that will be textured. The touchpad still has the integrated mouse buttons but Dell have opted to drop multitouch gestures as there wasn’t much demand for the feature.

An interesting item to point out is that you can choose between a 3 cell or 6 cell battery with either battery fitting in to the compartment without jutting out. Dell also mention that the 6 cell battery will ship on most models as users of netbooks often prefer better battery life. The 6 cell battery does add a little weight to the Mini 10 and can keep it powered for either 8 hours 44 minutes or 9 hours 34 minutes depending on which 6 cell version you opt for.

Other features of the netbook will include Bluetooth, 3G and GPS all of which are optional extras. A higher resolution HD screen will also be optional that will see the screen jump up to a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

The netbook when launched next month will be available in 7 colours along with the option of using the design studio for another 200+ design options.

Via: Liliputing

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