The company has added optional HD entertainment bundles that take advantage of the new chip's performance. The 10.1-inch system now includes a textured, smudge-resistant palm rest, sculpted keys and up to 9.5 hours of extended battery life.
The entertainment bundles will include such features as an HD display, Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator, surround sound capability, built-in HDTV tuner or built-in Wi-Fi location-enabled GPS.
Here's the quick stats list:
New Intel Atom N450 processor at 1.66 GHz
10.1-inch display with standard (1024x600) or High Definition (1366x768) display available in coming weeks
Built-in speakers with available SRS Surround sound
HDTV tuner and location-aware GPS configurations available in coming weeks
Bundles with Broadcom Crystal HD for smooth HD playback coming in Q1
Built-in 802.11 b/g wireless with available Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband
1GB3 DDR2 memory at 800MHz
160GB4 or 250GB hard disk drive storage
Choice of 3 or 6-cell integrated battery with up to 9.5 hours of battery life (Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle only).
Choice of Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home, Ubuntu operating system option available in the coming weeks
Lightweight: Starting at about 2.75 – 3.1 pounds5 with a 3-cell battery
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is expected to be available in early January and will start at $299.