Dell’s New 12in Laptop: The Inspiron Mini 12
Dell has just announced that the new Inspiron Mini 12 laptop will be available globally sometime in the month of November for around $600.
Dell refers to this product as being a laptop (not a netbook). This sounds rather unusual, as this product runs on an Intel Atom-type CPU which, so far, has been used only by UMPCs and netbooks. Morover, this specific model will run on a “Z” series Atom CPU which was developed for handheld internet tablets, not notebooks.
Here are some specifications:
- 12-inch display (1280×800)
- Atom CPU (1.3GHz Z520 or 1.6GHz Z530)
- 1GB RAM
- 40, 60, or 80GB hard drive
- Bluetooth and 802.11b/g
- Built-in webcam
- 3G wireless option available in 2009
- 3 or 6-cell battery (respectively 3h and 6h operating time)
- 3 USB ports and a 3-in-1 card reader
- Windows Vista Home Edition (Linux Ubuntu available later)
- Starting weight of 2.72 and 0.92in at its thinnest point