Dell just pulled the wraps off of something I totally hadn’t been expecting but probably should have: a 10 inch netbook. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 will help fill the gap between the company’s 9 inch netbook and 12 inch notebook (which I still say is too big to call a netbook, but which is obviously part of the same product family as the Inspiron Mini 9).
Dell says the Mini 10 will have an “edge to edge” 16:9 HD 720Pdiisplay, which I assume means very little bezel around the side of the screen. it’ll also have an “edge to edge” keyboard, a built-in TV tuner, built-in GPS, mobile broadband, and 802.11n. The touchpad will support multi-touch and the netbook will feature an Intel Atom Z530 CPU, which makes me wonder if Dell is thinking about slapping Windows Vista or Windows 7 on the machine instead of Windows XP.
I’m guessing all of those multimedia features are going to make this netbook a bit more expensive than the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, but I wouldn’ t be surprised if some of the features like the TV Tuner were actually just optional components.
No word on the final pricing or release date yet.