Dell has announced that the Inspiron Mini 10 will be available for preorder starting today. But not from Dell’s web site. You’ll have to wait until 26th to configure and order the mini-laptop from Dell. No, starting today, customers in the US will be able to place an order through home shopping channel QVC‘s web site.
Dell announced its partnership with QVC in a blog post today. The netbook will have a base price of $399 fora model with an Intel Atom processor, a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 576 pixel display, and a 160GB hard drive. All models will also come with a 1.3MP camera, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, a 3 cell, 24Whr battery and an HDMI out port.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 ships with 1GB of RAM, which is not upgradeable. Two different versions of the Intel Atom processor will be available, the Z520 and the Z530.
At launch Dell will only have Windows XP versions available, but the company will offer Ubuntu 8.04 Linux as an option in the future. Dell will also eventually offer a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel screen capable of displaying 720p HD video. Digital TV tuner, Bluetooth, and integrated GPS options will also be available down the road.
Dell has also uploaded a bunch of high quality pictures of the upcoming netbook to its official Flickr page.