Evidence is mounting that Dell plans to release its latest netbook this month. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is expected to have a 10.1 inch display, an Intel Atom Z530 Silverthorne processor, and a choice of display resolutions (1024 x 576 pixels or 1366 x 768 pixels) designed for watching widescreen movies comfortably.
On Monday, blogger Paul Synnott posted an exchange he had with a Dell rep in the UK, indicating that the computer would be available on February 27th. I was a bit skeptical, since the folks working the customer support chatrooms often don’t have access to this kind of information. But then today reader Dawid Rarowski forwarded me an email newsletter from Dell, which included a section saying “Get ready for the new mini.”
While the Inspiron Mini 10 isn’t named, the image does show a series of netbooks with colorful lids and promises an “edge to edge” display and a new multi-touch trackpad, both of which are things we expect to see in the new mini-laptops. And I’m guessing that Dell wouldn’t go around promoting these machines if the company didn’t plan to release them soon. No word on pricing yet, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see these puppies hit Dell’s online stores in the US and UK before the end of February.