Back when the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 was still just a rumor, Engadget found a leaked product roadmap that indicated Dell would be putting out several new mini-laptops. The Mini series would have a 8.9 inch display and flash memory while the company would also release a light-weight 12 inch laptop with a hard drive. The former was rumored to be called the Dell E, while the latter was the Dell E Slim.
Flash forward a few months, and the Dell E has been redubbed the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. And the Dell E? It looks like it will be the Dell Inspiron Z530. Well, probably not — unless Dell really wants to name this computer after the processor it will apparently use. Online retailer Tesco has a listing for the Z530 which seems to fit the specs that were originally posted for the E Slim.
While I’m reluctant to call a machine with a 12 inch display a netbook (it’s small for a laptop, but huge for a liliputer), but the Z530 E Slim will reportedly weigh just 2.6 pounds and sport a low power Intel Atom CPU just like it’s smaller Mini cousin.
Here’s a rundown of the specs:
- Display: 12 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
- CPU: 1.3GHz Intel Atom
- Storage: 40GB 4200 rpm HDD
- RAM: 1GB
- Operating System: Ubuntu Linux (or Ubunto, as Tesco calls it)
- Expansion: 3-in-1 card reader, 3 USB ports, VGA output
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi, Ethernet,
- Color: Black
- Optical Drive: No
- Weight: 1.2kg (2.6 pounds)
- Dimensions: 17.2cm x 29.9 cm or about 6.8″ x 11.8″
- Price: £299 or about $420 US
- Availability: October 6?