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Default New Dell Mini 10 (1012) Specifications Found! - 01-05-2010, 01:41 PM

The specs for the Dell Mini 1012 have been discovered!
As with a lot of un-released technology products, often only a limited amount of official information is available. That was the case until forum member brookheather pointed out that he had discovered the model number of the new upcoming Dell Mini 10 in the support pages of the Dell website.

Unsurprisingly, the model name/number for the new Dell Mini 10 is "Dell Inspiron Mini 1012". With this information, I searched the Dell support site and was able to unearth an official Inspiron 1012 specifications document and a setup manual, both hosting some juicy details regarding the machines innards and out...ards. There still aren't any new official pictures of the product, but there are a few blueprint drawings in the manuals that show off the shape and exterior of the Dell Mini 1012 in greater detail. The specifications document goes into quite some detail about the hardware, including option components that will no doubt be offered after the initial release.

Confirmed specifications for the Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 include:
  • Intel Atom N450 Processor (Intel NM10 Express Chipset)
  • Intel GMA 3150
  • 3 in 1 Card Reader
  • 1GB and 2GB RAM (via one user accessible slot *cheers all round*)
  • Ethernet, Wireless, Bluetooth, WWAN and GPS.
  • One full Mini PCI-E Card Slot and 2 Half Mini PCI-E Card
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • VGA Port
  • Optional MCX (that's for a TV Tuner aerial)
  • HD Screen option
Very exciting as you can see, it's great to read that Dell have made the RAM slot accessible, the manual even states that there is an instruction manual on how to upgrade the RAM yourself. From the the looks of the setup manual there appears to be no Mini-9 style trapdoor, a shame as there's bound to be at least 1 PCI-E slot free on this system!

Check out our new Dell Mini 1012 forum here.

Check out the page of manuals here.
UPDATE: The Mini 1012 is now appearing on Dell.com along side its older brothers, the 1010 and 1011 (10v).


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Default 01-05-2010, 02:10 PM

So does that mean it uses a PCIe type SSD?
I see no mention of SATA anywhere.......


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Default 01-05-2010, 02:16 PM

I'm a little disappointed to see the charge port moved to the back, I tend to move them around a bit and typically tip it backwards.
Otherwise looks interesting, can't wait to see some real pics other than drawings from the setup guide.


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Default 01-05-2010, 03:23 PM

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So does that mean it uses a PCIe type SSD?
I see no mention of SATA anywhere.......
Good point, I've read in a couple of places it uses a HDD


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Default 01-05-2010, 03:39 PM

I hope it uses a SATA drive, if so I may be picking up my first new Mini lol.


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Default 01-05-2010, 04:02 PM

Netbooks have moved away from SSD as a standard or only option. Even on the Mini10v, you could have either an SSD card with an adapter or a 2.5" drive. I'd much prefer the 2.5" form factor so I could swap in the 2.5" SSD of my choice - faster and less expensive per GB than the custom cards.

It will be SATA.


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Default 01-05-2010, 04:22 PM

I just configured a 1012 on dell.com, and it's definitely a SATA HDD:

Hard Drive 160G, 2.5inch, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

There aren't many customization options yet - for example, the only wireless card available is the 1397 (b/g), and you can't upgrade RAM or the HDD. However, you can choose between Windows XP and Windows 7 Starter. Win7 costs extra.

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Default 01-11-2010, 11:27 PM

so being the recently-left-iphone-hacking-scene and joined this scene person i am, im guessing its not hackintoshable?


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Default 01-11-2010, 11:36 PM

We don't know yet.


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Default 01-13-2010, 10:39 PM

sweet


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