Dell Mini 12 Launching in Japan, Will Reach US Later in November


If you've been keeping up with the tech blogs over the weekend, you might have heard about the Inspiron Mini 12 that we're introducing in Japan in sites like Gizmodo, Engadget, Crave or Laptop Magazine. And speaking of Laptop Magazine, they published Q&A with Dell's John New as well. And for who want an in-depth, hands-on review, look no further than Australia's

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Inspiron Mini 12 with pen

A few quick things from me… we're introducing it with Vista Home Basic initially–both Ubuntu and XP will be offered on these things by the end of the year. While there are some similarities with its smaller brother the Inspiron Mini 9, the Mini 12 will feature a larger screen 12" screen with a maximum resolution of 1280×800, a larger keyboard, Atom processor options that are smaller and a bit more  energy-efficient than the one the Mini 9 uses and hard drive options of 40GB, 60GB or 80GB (depending on region) as opposed to SSD drives.

And if you want our take on the Inspiron Mini 12, take a look at Anne Camden's post over at Your Blog.

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  • Anonymous

    Dell should work with to come-up with a custom Inspiron Mini 9 & 12 adapters …its will be a cool promotion Advt as well as break the apple influence with younger generation


  • Anonymous

    Very cool! But I admit I am a little disappointed to see the move AWAY from SSDs, that seems almost like a regression to me. Hopefully they will at least be options.

  • Anonymous

    Dell is trying hard — to introduce 2 new netbooks within 6 months.


    But not hard enough — see my post below to see what Dell really needs to do to:

    a) clean up in the netbook market

    b) make money selling $300 to $500 boxes

    c) market it properly

    d) get the product right