Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook Launched

Dell has announced a new ultra-slim Dell Inspiron Mini 10 NetBook in India which is powered by Intel Atom Z520 Processor and it features 10.1-inch Widescreen WSVGA TFT display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, integrated 1.3 Megapixel Webcam, WiFi 802.11a/g/n LAN connection, and large keyboard which is about 92% the size of a standard laptop.

dell-inspiron-mini-10-netbookOnly 1.12-inch thick (front), the new Dell Inspiron Mini 10 ultra-portable PC 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 10 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 10 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 10 netbook 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.

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The 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor Z520 in Dell Mini 10 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 10 netBook features 1-GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM (maximum 2-GB via a standard SO-DIMM module) and a 160-GB internal 2.5-inch 5200 rpm SATA hard drive. There is provision to connect CD/DVD optical drive of choice but no optical drive is packaged.

Dell Mini 10 netbook also allows expanding screen by connecting it to an external monitor or home TV using the HDMI digital out port.

The new Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook sports 10.1-inch (25 cm) UltraSharp Widescreen WXGA TFT display with TrueLife technology in 16:9 aspect ratio offering maximum of 1024 x 576 pixels screen resolution powered by integrated Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 500 graphics chipset with upto 128-MB shared video memory.

Weighing 1.30 Kgs with 3-cell battery pack, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 ultra-portable netbook comes with integrated 1.3 Megapixels web camera built in directly above the LCD display and it comes with A-V communications package with directional microphone and Skype software.

Available in six colors viz. White, Blue, Red, Pink, Leafy Green and Black colors, the Dell Mini 10 netbook is equipped with Intel Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g/n Half Mini Card WiFi connection, integrated 10/100 fast Ethernet LAN connection and option for an external 56kbps v.92 Fax/Modem card via USB port. There is no internal modem port connection. The Dell Mini 10 netbook also offers internal Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth v2.1+EDR mini-card Wireless Connection.

The new Dell Mini 10 netbook comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (SP3) preinstalled and it comes bundled with various legal software including Utility Driver CD, CD Writer Software, and DVD Playback Software.

The Dell Mini 10 Netbook also offers 2 USB v2.0 ports and one power USB port, Intel High Definition Audio 2.0 with internal 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, one power USB port, and security lock slot.

The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook 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, MMC and MS memory cards.

The Dell Mini 10 is comes with a standard 3-cell 24 WHr Li-Ion battery which provides upto 3 hours of battery life and a 6-cell 48 WHr Li-Ion Battery is also available which allows upto 6 hours life.

Ports

  • 2 USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports (one on left and right side each)
  • 1 eSATA/USB Combo (Power USB) port
  • IEEE 1394a FireWire port
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN card port RJ45 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 10 Netbook Features

  • Intel Atom Processor Z520, 1.33 GHz
  • 512-KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
  • Intel Poulsbo US15W Chipset Motherboard
  • 1-GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM, 533 MHz, up to 2-GB DDR2 SDRAM max in a single slot
  • 160-GB SATA HDD, 5400 rpm 2.5-inch
  • 10.1 inch (25 cm) Glossy UltraSharp Widescreen WSVGA TFT display with TrueLife with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 500 with upto 128-MB shared video memory, 1024 x 576 pixels screen resolution
  • Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Internal Stereo Speakers
  • Integrated Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g/n Half Mini Card WiFi connection
  • Internal Bluetooth v2.1+EDR mini-card
  • Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ45)
  • External 56kbps v.92 Fax/Modem via USB port
  • Intel High Definition Audio 2.0
  • 2 USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin connectors, 1 eSATA/USB Combo port
  • Dell MediaDirect technology for fast, one-button access to videos, music or photos
  • 3-in-1 memory card reader (SD/MMC/MS)
  • 15-pin VGA video output & S-Video
  • Built-in HDMI Digital Out Port
  • 3-cell 24WHr Li-Ion Battery, Upto 3 Hrs life
    6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion Battery, Upto 6.5 Hrs life
  • Genuine Windows XP Home (SP3)
  • Dimension (WxH(f/b)xD): 261 x 28.5/31.7 x 182.5 mm
  • Weight: 1.30 Kgs (with 3-cell power pack)

Intel Atom Processor Z520 powered Dell Mini 10 NetBook featuring 10.1-inch WSVGA Widescreen display, 160 GB HDD and Genuine Windows XP Home edition preinstalled is available for the price of Rs. 24,490 at Croma, Vijay Sales and Dell direct with 1 year on-site warranty. Visit www.dell.co.in for more details.