Gizmodo got their hands on some official looking spec sheets for the upcoming Dell Inspiron 910. There’s some shiny new pictures and a whole lot of info about the components. And Gizmodo’s source says the laptop will be released on August 22nd. My sources are telling me not to hold my breath and that we won’t see this the Inspiron 910 until the first week of September, but I’d love to be wrong.

Here’s a rundown of the specs. Take everything with a grain of salt, since this info is coming from a leaked document, not an official product page:

  • CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • Chipset: Intel 945GSE UMA
  • RAM: 512MB/1GB DDR2 800MHz
  • Display: 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel screen
  • Video memory: Up to 8MB shared
  • Audio: ALC268
  • USB: 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Storage: 4GB/8GB/16GB SSD
  • Connectivity: WLAN/WWAN, Mini card support for Bluetooth
  • Camera: 0.3 & 1.3 MP
  • Connectors: 2 full sized minicard slots accessible from bottom of system, VGA port, Ethernet port, headphone, microphone jacks, 3 USB ports, SD-HC/MMC/MS reader
  • OS: Ubuntu 8.04 or Windows XP SP2
  • Battery: 4-cell, 2.2Ahr, 31Whr or 4-cell 2.6Ahr, 37Whr battery
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds with the 31Whr battery

If the product sheets are to be believed, there are definitely some things to look forward to here. For example, while there are no specifics on exactly what type of SSD Dell is using, the solid state disk is described as having “much faster access times” than convention disks on “some tests.” That doesn’t sound too exciting until you read the next part that says Windows XP “loads almost twice as fast.”

Another picture after the jump, because I know you just can’t get enough.

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12 replies on “Dell Inspiron 910 docs leaked”

  1. Dell Mini 9 is here, dell.com/sept5 select laptops, comes in black or white, 8gb or 16gb SSD, hmm 901 or Mini 9?

  2. With Atom processors becoming almost ubiquitous to netbooks (or whatever we’re calling them this month) I think the deciding factor on which model to go for could come down to which OS it comes with. If that be the case, and this “leaked” information is correct, then I’ll take the Dell with Ubuntu over anything else… At least until Apple make a NeMactBook 🙂

    1. Or even a NetMacBook

      Grrr… I can’t type on a full sized keyboard. What hope do I have on a miniaturised one?

    2. Yeah, being shipped from the factory with Ubuntu (probably the Netbook Remix) is a big plus… but the Eee PCs seem to be eminently hackable, so it shouldn’t be too hard to install UNR on them myself.

      I think I’m going to go for the 900A when it’s available in the US.

  3. For me, the biggest surprise about the keyboard was it’s reflection in that super glossy screen. Didn’t anyone else see that?

  4. I like the keyboard, doesn’t look crampted and the loss of the F-keys are no big deal.

  5. Don’t really care about the function keys. As long as I don’t have to pay the “Microsoft Tax” on the computer and the touchpad works (unlike the Eee 900, 901, and 1000 and newer MSI Wind machines) I will be happy.

  6. That keyboard looks disgusting in another way too. Looks like the flat Scrabble pieces Lenovo used on the U110.

    And what’s this about *1GB RAM MAX*?

    FAIL!

  7. Sadly, the keyboard is also a deal-breaker for me. Killing off the function keys? Strange placement of other critical keys. Guys – this is a KEYBOARD. It hasn’t changed significantly in decades. Quit screwing up something so basic!

  8. The specs look pretty awesome, but the keyboard is DISGUSTING. I don’t mind the right Shift so much, but it looks like the curly braces, tilde, and backtick will all be nonstandard with the “Fn” key (but at least they put Ctrl in the bottom-left corner instead of Fn). I can’t even tell where the quote marks are in that pic.

    They may or may not be targeting programmers, but when I buy a netbook you can be sure that I’ll be writing plenty of Perl and shell scripts… those “geek keys” are absolute necessities for me.

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