(MODS: Feel free to move, as I'm not sure the hardware forum was the best spot to put this, even though that's what the bulk of it is about.)
Okay, so all you DCSE's out there, they finally release the Inspiron 1011 training.
Here's some info, in no particular order.
Intel Atom N270 Diamondville
Intel Atom N280 Diamondville*
1.6GHz , 533MHz, 512K
1.66GHz , 533MHz, 512K*
1.6GHz , 667MHz, 512K*
IntelÂ® 945GSE UMA
DDR2 - 800 MHz
10.1 inch WSVGA True Life
IntelÂ® GMA 950
Up to 8MB shared
3 x USB 2.0 ports
Hard drive interface
2.5â€ť HDD SATA II:120/160/250* GB 5400 rpm
2.5â€ť SSD SATA II:8/16 GB
Media bay options
Optional Dell branded external ultra slim optical disk drive
WLAN / WWAN
1.3 megapixel, Fixed bezel-mounted camera
Realtek RTL8103E 10/100 Mbps
External USB modem (no internal option)
1x full size minicard slot for WWAN
1x half-height minicard slot for WLWAN
RJ-45 Ethernet port, 10/100 LAN
Audio - Headphone out x 1 jack
Audio - Microphone in x 1 jack
3 x USB 2.0 ports
3-in-1 media card reader SD-HC/MMC/MS
Modem is via external USB dongle
Linux Ubuntu 8.04
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 bit
Dell 30W Adapter
Base 3-cell (2.2Ahr, 24Whr) battery
Upsell 6-cell (2.6Ahr, 56Whr) battery
2.86lbs (1.30kg) when configured with entry 3-cell battery, 120GB HDD
* will be available post RTS
Items interesting to note from the above:
- 1.66 GHz processor eventually available, as well as at an apparently faster bus speed
- 2 GB RAM not explicitly supported, but it may still be an option
- 10.1" WSVGA True Life
- TV tuner via USB
Now, I'm also looking further into it. Only a single LED...the power LED. Also, replacing the memory module doesn't indicate removal of the system board. I suspect they missed a step, as it is most definitely required. And, it's NOT soldered on.
Some of the screenshots when referencing some of the various components and such show either Vista or Windows 7, so one of them will be supported. It's definitely NOT XP. There's also Linux screenshots as well.
WWAN will be available, but it apparently isn't yet. The WWAN card shown is a Sprint card, but I suspect others will be available.
The memory is only offered as 1 GB as it is not considered user serviceable. I'm betting that it will support 2 GB as long as it's not locked in the BIOS. After looking at the chassis, I don't get why they didn't make it user serviceable, but then again, some of the things I have seen Dell (as well as other OEMs) do make no sense to me whatsoever.
A 1024x600 display version will apparently be released post RTS. I will be all over that like a fat kid on a cupcake if they do actually release it (and I'm a fat kid, and I like cupcakes), and the 1024x576 drives me batshit crazy.
I already don't like the touchpad. I don't see specifics as to what it is, other than that it is single touch, not multi touch.
Based on the images, it's not a plastic base. Looks to be the same material all of the other Mini's are made out of.
On the memory note. I compared against the doc of the Mini 9/Inspiron 910, and it only indicated a max of 1 GB RAM as well.