Dell’s Inspiron Mini 10: compact yet roomy

3 Mar 2009

Dell’s latest Inspiron Mini, the 10, which is on sale now from, combines the lightweight, compact feel of a netbook with a 10.1-inch screen and 92pc-sized keyboard.

The Mini 10 went on sale on 27 February, starting from €379 (inc VAT and delivery).

The device features a trackpad with multi-touch gestures for flipping, rotating and zooming through documents and pictures.

The 10.1-inch screen is WSVGA ‘edge-to-edge’ with 16:9 widescreen display, and has a built-in webcam as well as HDMI output.

A netbook for teens and tweens, as well as on-the-go professionals, the Mini 10 comes in six different colours: Obsidian Black, Alpine White, Cherry Red, Pretty Pink, Ice Blue and Jade Green.

The operating system (OS) is Windows XP Home, and it has built-in Wi-Fi, as well as optional Bluetooth. There is also a choice of the Ubuntu 8.04 OS.

Aimed at a market using their netbook for home entertainment, the Mini 10 has an internal digital TV tuner, as well as high-definition (HD) video options.

The 1GB ram machine comes with either a 120GB or 160GB hard drive and weighs 1.3kg.

By Marie Boran

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