Feeds

Dell introduces 10in netbook

XP for now - Linux 'later in the year'

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Dell has formally rolled out its latest Inspiron Mini netbook - the 10in model that popped up on shopping channel QVC a week or so back.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Dell's Inspiron Mini 10: out this week

Here in the UK, the Mini 10 will go on sale on Thursday, and while the company did reveal that it will offer a version of the machine with Linux pre-installed - Ubuntu 8.04, to be precise - it won't appear until "later this year".

Initially, then, the Mini 10 will be a Windows XP machine. The basic, £299 model has 1GB of memory, a 120GB SATA hard drive and a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor. It has 802.11b/g Wi-Fi.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Usual portage

Options include 802.11n wireless networking, Bluetooth, a 1.6GHz Z530 CPU and a 160GB hard drive. In addition to Linux, Dell said future optional extras will include on-board GPS, an built-in TV tuner, an HSDPA 3G module, a 250GB hard drive and 2GB of Ram.

The screen resolution is 1024 x 576 - 24 fewer pixels in the vertical than other netbooks provide, but designed to give it a movie friendly 16:9 aspect ratio. In the US, Dell said it'll offer an optional 720p-sized display, but it'll be interesting to see whether the on-board Intel GMA 500 graphics core is truly up to pumping out HD content.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Many colours

The Mini 10 will ships with a three-cell, 24Wh battery.

The 1.3kg unit packs in all the customary netbook features and will be available in a choice of colours: "Obsidian Black, Alpine White, Cherry Red, Pretty Pink, Ice Blue and Jade Green". ®

Review
Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.