Dell Inspiron Mini takes the netbook to 12"

Dell Inspiron Mini takes the netbook to 12″




And I thought netbook sizes will stop at 10 inches. Seems like Dell is pushing the limit to 12 inches with the new Inspiron Mini 12.

Dell announced the 12 inch display Inspiron Mini yesterday in Shanghai, China.

Dell Inspiron Mini 12


 

Dell Inspiron Mini 12
Intel Atom 1.6GHz
12.1″ display screen
2.72 lbs.
1.3MP webcam
60GB or 80GB HDD
1GB RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g
3-in-1 card reader
3 USB 2.0
Windows Vista Home Basic

Price is expected to be around $999. Isn’t that too expensive for a netbook?

At this rate, we could be seeing netbooks at 13.3″ and 14.1″ or even 15″ display screens. *heh* I guess, by now, it’s going to be the CPU that will determine if a laptop is under a netbook or notebook category. Besides, it was Intel who first coined the term and defined the form factor — Dell is just extending the definition of a netbook.

Question is — would people go for the standard laptop size that carries a slow CPU?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. BrianB says:

    I’d pay an extra $300 for a C2D.

  2. Martin says:

    they say its gonna go under $600 when it hits the US, right now its only available in japan…

  3. It looks like laptop already with a 12″ screen.

  4. If I’ll buy this laptop, I’m reconsider first because as you said yuga, “would people go for the standard laptop size that carries a slow CPU?” I’ll rather buy a laptop or a second hand Dell laptop.

  5. calvin says:

    12″ is ok with me even with Intel Atom. i don’t really need to do resource-extensive tasks in laptops. i’d rather go for portability (thin and light).

  6. Robin Lim says:

    Your typical low priced 12″ weighs in at 4-4.5 lbs. It is not as light as it sounds when you have been carrying one around for a bit.

    This thing comes in under 3 lbs. It is a nice low cost alternative to a Dell Latitude D430 or Lenovo X200.

  7. Jay says:

    Question is — would people go for the standard laptop size that carries a slow CPU?

    NO way yuggie! i’d rather basket a Core2Duo / a Centrino., whatever.

    Dell’s desperate.

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