The latest version of the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 may share a name with its predecessors. But Dell has given the updated version of this mini-laptop a major overhaul. It replaces the Intel Atom N2xx and Z5xx processors found in earlier models with the new Intel Atom N450 Pineview CPU and integrated GMA 3150 graphics. But the most noticeable changes are cosmetic.
The new Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has a completely new, shiny white plastic case. The battery now sits flush with the base of the laptop rather than sticking out like a sore thumb, arm, and leg. And the keyboard has been retooled to put a little space between the keys, making it easier to find the key you’re seeking without looking down at the keyboard.
The new design means that the 10 inch display doesn’t quite sit flush with the back of the unit. And while this looks a bit funny at first, I think it’s definitely something I can get used to.
Dell sent me a demo unit to review and I plan to put it through the paces over the next week or two. In the meantime, you can check out a video of my unboxing and first impressions after the break.