Dell announced yesterday that it had launched the Inspiron Mini 12, described as a small, easy-to-carry Internet companion that you can fine tune to fit your specific needs and deeds.
Like its counterpart the Inspiron Mini 9, the Mini 12 is ideal for teens, tweens, travelers and “Tweeters” to surf the Web, chat with friends, blog, stream content, upload photos or enjoy online videos, music and games.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 will be powered by Windows Vista Home Basic SP1. One configuration will come with a 1.3GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor and a 60GB hard drive and a second one will come with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor and 80GB hard drive. Both will come a 12.1-inch WXGA display, 1GB RAM, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and a 1.3MP webcam. The Mini 12 measures 299 by 229 by 27.6 millimeters at its thickest and weighs 1.24 kilograms.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 is currently available only in Japan. It will become available globally in late November.with prices starting under USD$600. Dell also promises Ubuntu and Windows XP versions (via the Windows Vista to XP Downgrade Rights program, I wonder?) by the end of the year.
3G configurations of both the Mini 12 and the Mini 9 are expected in early 2009.