Dell Mini 12 NetBook

Dell has announced a new ultra-slim Dell Inspiron Mini 12 NetBook in competition to MacBook Air and like which is powered by Intel Atom Z520 Processor and it features 12.1-inch Widescreen WXGA TFT display, Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Webcam, WiFi 802.11a/g/n LAN connection, and 6 hours of extended battery life.

dell-mini-12-netbookOnly 1.1-inch thick, the new Dell Inspiron Mini 12 ultra-portable Laptop is designed as low-cost, Internet-centric mobile computing devices also called NetBooks and is powered by 1.33 GHz Intel Atom ULV (ultra low voltage) Processor Z520, specifically designed for small devices and low power consumption, while maintaining the Intel Core 2 Duo instruction set compatibility.

This new range of Ultra Portable Netbook is targeted at consumer who needs to stay connected, informed, entertained and productive-anytime and anywhere. The Dell Mini 12 is designed lightweight and small in size making it convenient for use at all sorts of places like in home, gym, trains, bus, planes etc. where a larger size laptop might feel inconvenient.

The Intel Atom processor Z520 uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and the processor uses just 2.5 watts of power which is less than 1/10th of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 netbook is also equipped with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology which reduces average system power consumption. The enhanced low-power sleep states (C1E, C2E, C4E) are optimized for power by forcibly reducing the performance state of the processor when it enters a package low-power state.

Designed specifically for mobile devices, the Dell Mini 12 laptop uses a brand new design structure the dynamic L2 cache sizing -that reduces electrical leakage in transistors-to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet.

The 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor Z520 in Dell Mini 12 netBook also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer (FSB) on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Dell Mini 12 12.1-inch netBook features 1-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (maximum 2-GB via a standard SO-DIMM module) and a 60-GB internal 2.5-inch 4200 rpm PATA hard drive. There is provision to connect CD/DVD optical drive of choice but no optical drive is packaged.

The new Dell Inspiron Mini 12 laptop sports 12.1-inch (30.7 cm) UltraSharp Widescreen WXGA TFT display with TrueLife technology offering maximum of 1280 x 800 pixels screen resolution powered by integrated Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 500 graphics chipset with upto 128-MB shared video memory

Weighing 1.24 Kgs with 3-cell battery pack, the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 ultra-portable netbook comes with integrated 1.3 Megapixels web camera built in directly above the LCD display and Dell laptop offers A-V communications package with directional microphone, noise-isolation earbuds and Skype software.

Available in single Black color, the Dell Mini 12 netbook is equipped with Intel Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g Half Mini Card WiFi Connection, integrated 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet LAN connection and option for an external 56kbps v.92 Fax/Modem card via USB port. The Dell laptop also offers Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.0) mini-card Wireless Connection.

The new Dell Mini 12 laptop comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition OS preinstalled and it comes bundled with various legal software including Utility Driver CD, CD Writer Software, and DVD Playback Software.

The Dell Mini 12 laptop also offers 3 USB v2.0 ports, Intel High Definition Audio 2.0 with external stereo speakers delivering theater-style surround sound, dual headphone ports, two microphone ports, and on the right side it sports ExpressCard/54 slot (Media Center remote), wireless on/off switch, slot-loading optical drive bay, one USB port, and security lock slot.

The Dell Mini 12 laptop also features a standard Consumer Infrared port which allows navigate through music, videos, photos remotely with the travel remote control located in the express card slot and laptop also also offers integrated 3-in-1 memory card reader, which can read SD, xD, and MMC cards.

The Dell Mini 12 is equipped with3-cell 24 WHr Li-Ion battery which provides upto 3 hours of battery life and a 6-cell 48 WHr Li-Ion Battery is available which allows upto 6 hours life.

Ports

  • 3 USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports (one on left and right side each)
  • IEEE 1394a FireWire port
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN card port RJ45 Port
  • External Modem/Fax card via USB port
  • 15 Pin External VGA monitor port
  • HDMI port output for HDTV video
  • ExpressCard 54 mm slot
  • 3-in-1 removable memory card reader (in front)
  • Dual digital array Microphones
  • Consumer IR Port
  • Audio jacks (1 line-in, 1-line out, 1 Mic-in)

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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Laptop PC Features

  • Intel Atom Processor Z520, 1.33 GHz
  • 512-KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
  • Intel US15W Chipset Motherboard
  • 1-GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM, 400 MHz, up to 4-GB DDR2 SDRAM Maximum
  • 60-GB PATA HDD 4200 rpm
  • 12.1 inch (30.7 cm) UltraSharp Widescreen WXGA TFT display with TrueLife, 1280 x 800 pixels maximum resolution
  • Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 500 with upto 128-MB shared video memory
  • Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
  • Built-in Microphone
  • One External Speaker
  • Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g Half Mini Card WiFi Connection
  • Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN
  • External 56kbps v.92 Fax/Modem via USB port
  • Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal v2.0 mini-card Wireless Connection
  • Intel High Definition Audio 2.0
  • 3 USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin connectors
  • Dell MediaDirect technology for fast, one-button access to videos, music or photos
  • 3-in-1 memory card reader
  • 15-pin VGA video output & S-Video
  • 3-cell 24WHr Li-Ion Battery, Upto 3 Hrs life
    6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion Battery, Upto 6 Hrs life
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Dimension (WxHxD): 299 x 23.31/27.61 x 229 mm
  • Weight: 1.24 Kgs (with 3-cell power pack)

Intel Atom Processor Z520 powered Dell Mini 12 NetBook with 12.1-inch WXGA Widescreen display will be available in Feb or March 2009 at estimated price of Rs. 31,000/- with 1 year warranty. Visit www.dell.co.in for more details.

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