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Dell Mini 10 officially announced

I’ve just read an announcement from Dell that the Mini 10 is now available for pre-order in the US. The Dell Mini 10 will be available on Dell’s web site by February 26 and shipment will start next month.

The model that’s going to be initially available is with 1GB fixed RAM (non-upgradable) and a non-standard 1024×576 screen resolution. That said, the new Dell Mini 10 is available with the either the Intel Atom Z520 and Z530, an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, an HDMI out port, integrated 802.11g Wi-Fi, a 3-cell 24Whr battery, 160GB 5400rpm hard drive, a 4-in-1 memory card reader.

Although the Dell Mini 10 uses the newer Atom Z5xx processor with hardware accelerated HD video capabilities, Dell said that such features will only be available on a future model of the Mini 10. Also for those of you using Ubuntu, no Ubuntu pre-installed just yet — although I doubt that will ever stop you from buying 🙂 . The newer processor is also more power efficient at an average power rating of 220mW compared to 600mW for the currently widely used Atom N270.

Great Dell, but what I’m waiting to hear about is the upcoming Dell Adamo. Can you please get it out soon. [via Dell Announcement]

Dell Adamo sleek and thin rivals Macbook Air

It looks like it won’t be long until we will see the Dell Adamo line of thin notebooks in the store. The thin notebook aims at the until now exclusive turf of the Macbook Air. The photos of the Dell Adamo looks pretty good with both black and white versions of the notebook to be made available. This was confirmed to Brian Solis who was given an exclusive photo shoot of the upcoming Dell Adamo.

From the photos, it looks like the ports on the Dell Adamo are located at the back. I sure hope there’s at least a USB port on the side for plugging in those USB memory sticks. I think those flip down ports on the Macbook Air are sleeker. 🙂

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Apple’s Macbook Air gets MSI competition, No Dell E Slim

Looks like the Dell E Slim is still nowhere to be found. Well, MSI has announced it’s 13.4” wide ultra-thin netbook called the X-Slim 320. The X320 ups the ante compared to the Macbook Air. The overall thickness is as small as 1.98 cm (which is about 0.78 inches). The thinnest part is only 6 mm (Wow! even thinner that the slimmest mobile phone that I can remember). It’s not only ultra slim, it’s very light at only 1.3kg!

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2009 is year of touchscreen netbooks

It’s my first post for 2009 and I pretty excited of what to watch out for this year in technology. With all the developments in the netbook scene I expect that this year will start seeing touchscreen based netbooks. The way Venturebeat easily took Android open mobile platform and put it into an Asus 1000H, I’m betting that we won’t be seeing Android in just mobile phones.

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