Dell, one of the world’s largest producers of personal computers, has unveiled its first netbook, the Inspiron Mini 9 product. The company does not position its netbook for emerging markets, but concentrates on pushing the Mini 9 in developed countries as a mobile companion for other devices.
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is based on Intel Atom N270 (1.60GHz) processor as well as an Intel core-logic with integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 graphics core. Depending on actual configuration, the systems may feature 512MB or 1GB of DDR2 memory as well as 4GB, 8GB or 16GB solid-state drive. Dell Inspiron Mini 9 comes with 8.9” screen that has 1024x600 resolution.
The Inspiron Mini can be further customized with optional technologies like built-in webcam, bundled with Dell Video Chat, making it easy to stay in touch using video chat, recording and sending video emails, or even PC-to-PC phone calls around the world; integrated Bluetooth for easy wireless connections to Bluetooth-enabled accessories like a pair of stereo headphones, a mouse, a printer, etc.
Individuals can personalize their Inspiron Mini with choice of colors – Obsidian Black or Alpine White – and interaction experience – optional Windows XP or Ubuntu 8.04 with custom Dell interface. For those looking for a more traditional and familiar experience, the Inspiron Mini with Windows XP Home is available immediately starting at $399. nspiron Mini devices featuring an intuitive Dell-developed custom interface are expected to be available in a few weeks with a starting price of $349.
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is available now in the U.S., Japan and select countries in Europe. Availability elsewhere will be handled on a country-by-country basis.