Dell Mini 10 netbook line to get specs bumped in January


Dell’s line of Mini 10 netbooks will be getting a few boosts here and there sometime next month. For starters, you’ll be able to get one outfitted with an Atom N450 CPU at 1.66GHz. The six-cell battery option will apparently provide up to 9.5 hours of battery life as well.

Aesthetically, the netbooks will be available “with a fresh new look” sporting “a textured, smudge-resistant palm rest [and] sculpted keys.” You’ll be able to further personalize the design of your Mini 10 “with a broad range of optional colors or hundreds of optional custom artwork designs available in the Dell Design Studio.”

Full feature list includes:

  • Intel Atom N450 CPU at 1.66GHz
  • 10.1-inch display with 1024×600 and 1366×768 options
  • HDTV tuner and GPS options
  • Broadcom Crystal HD GPU option for HD videos
  • 802.11b/g wireless standard, Bluetooth optional
  • 1GB DDR2 memory
  • 160GB or 250GB hard drive
  • Three- or six-cell battery
  • Windows 7 Starter, XP Home, or Ubuntu
  • Starting weight of between 2.75 and 3.1 pounds with three-cell battery
  • Prices starting at $299

Again, no firm release date yet except for “early January.”

Press Release