The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook may have been announced last month at CES, but the company has been pretty secretive about the computer’s release date or full specs. But according to a leaked product slide (please take with a grain of salt), the Mini 10 could break the typical netbook mold in a couple of ways.
First, the computer will use an Intel Atom Z530 Silverthorne processor. That’s not unheard of for a netbook, but it is unusual. Second, Dell plans to offer two different display resolutions for the 10.1 inch screen: 1024 x 576 or 1366 x 768 pixels. Again, not unheard of (the HP Mini 2140 should also be available with a high resolution screen soon). But Dell is also adding a feature I haven’t seen on any other low cost ultraportable: an HDMI port.
You can also TV tuner and GPS options. It’s not clear if the TV Tuner and HDMI port will be available on both the high resolution and the WSVGA versions of the computer, or what those extra features will do to the price of the netbook. But if this information is correct, it looks like Dell could be positioning the Inspiron Mini 10 as a multimedia-centered netbook.