Dell's assault on the netbook market continues with the launch of the Inspiron Mini 10, a 10.1in "edge-to-edge widescreen" version of its Inspiron Mini 9, powered by the Intel Atom chip.
In contrast to the cramped keyboards on some netbooks, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has a near-full-size keyboard. A multi-gesture touchpad should also help make screen navigation easy.
Weighing just 1.3kg, the Inspiron Mini 10 comes with 1GB of RAM and either a 120GB or 160GB hard disk drive. The netbook runs the Windows XP Home Edition operating system and boasts onboard Wi-Fi. Bluetooth is offered as a optional extra. Other features of the Dell Mini 10's standard configuration include a webcam, a HDMI output that allow users to view connect stored on the netbook on a HD screen and 2GB of free online storage.
Dell will launch a number of optional extras for the netbook later this year including an internal digital TV tuner, mobile broadband, built-in GPS, and the Ubuntu 8.04 OS.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is available in a number of colours including black, white, red and blue. Priced from £299, the Inspiron Mini 10 will be available this week.