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.

via Engadget

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9 replies on “Dell Mini 10 to come with optional high res display?”

  1. I puschase a Dell Inpiron MINI and a LCD screen LG W2053TQ, i purchase too a HDMI-DVI 24 +1 cable on When i try to connect my MINI with the HDMI external port on my screnn it’S dont work when i press F1 to transfer the view on my external screen. I see anythigh on the sreen ans after a time a have a blue screen on my laptop who saidd to me my graphic card is in a indefinite loop. Someone can hepl me ?

  2. FINALLY! First 9 or 10″ netbook that’s released in the US with 1280 or higher horizontal resolution gets my money.

  3. I honestly don’t see the need for the higher resolution screen. Maybe it is just my older eyes, but things start getting too small. HDMI would be nice if this unit can output HD video without dropping frames. I am glad TV tuner and GPS are options. Why pay for them if you don’t need them? Of course, if you do want them it is nice to be able to get them built in. I am thinking this is going to be priced in the Sony area of the market with all the options added.

  4. Could this play 720p or higher with the z530 and gma950 alone? would it make sense to have hdmi otherwise?
    Could it be ion-based? But didn’t that have the 280?


  5. Doesn’t this exceed the allowed specs for Windows XP legacy installation?

    If so, either it will be a lovely Linux box (unlikely) or maybe pegged for release later this year with Windows 7 crippleware edition (sadly more likely).

  6. I wonder whether this one is genuine, as the left side says 21mm and 1.3 kg, while the right side says 24mm at front and 28mm at rear, 2.2lbs

    The specs seems a bit inconsistent, now lets hope that the they indeed do provide the HD display option :).

  7. The TV tuner I could care less about, but edge to edge glass on the screen, with the high resolution and HDMI out are wonderful.

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