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Dell Unveils the Slick Mini 10 Netbook at CES

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Image source: EngadgetImage source: EngadgetWe’ve already talked about how this year, CES was all about netbooks and mobile computing. We’re a little bored by it all at this stage, but there’s no doubt that netbooks, like the tech industry, are constantly changing and improving. One example was the Sony Vaio P Series Lifestyle PC. Another perfect example, was the Dell Mini 10.

Dell was showing off the latest addition to the Mini line of computers at CES and we got a peek. Slicker than the Mini 9 and smaller than the Mini 12, the Mini 10 is a great comfy middle for Dell fans and of course, is available in all the Studio colors.

As important as looks are to the shallow consumer electronics industry, aesthetics are just one part of it all and the guts of this machine is what’s actually hot. You’re looking at a 10-inch 720p display, an Intel Z530 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 802.11b/g/n, integrated GPS, integrated broadband and a multitouch trackpad.

Image source: EngadgetImage source: EngadgetThere’s no word yet on either a release date or how much this puppy will set you back but we’re going to go out on a limb and say it’ll be the $500+ region. It’s really great to see netbooks branching out from what we’ve all come to expect as the norm for these types of computers. After 15 months of pretty much the same specs over and over, it’s nice to have something else to throw in there, like a 720p display or hybrid storage with MSI’s U115.

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    falchard , January 13, 2009 3:51 PM
    I agree its nice that the netbooks are branching out of the budget laptop market and going into the $500+ range with a laptop using under performing parts when you can get a much better performing laptop for the same price. Not to mention a bigger screen.
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    Regulas , January 13, 2009 5:35 PM
    Let me guess, Dell has bogged the little thing down with Vista Business edition or even Vista (Bloatware). XP on it would surprise me.
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    nottheking , January 13, 2009 6:29 PM
    The sad thing about a lot of netbooks is that they don't really need a current OS, yet it's often enough included just because the OEM does so by default, and hence that increases the price. Really, from my experience, high program and hardware support isn't exactly a necessity for a netbook, so much as, say, low resource cost. Plus, of course, the use of something like a Linux distro would slash a good chunk off of the price.