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Default Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-16-2008, 09:36 AM

[news-img:3cw2ywn8]http://www.mydellmini.com/images/news/mini1210.jpg[/news-img:3cw2ywn8]The new 12 inch laptop from Dell, dubbed the "Inspiron Mini 12" has been in the rumour mill for a couple of weeks. Its only now though we have started to see hints at the Inspiron Mini 12 actually appearing on the official Dell website, in the form of entries in the Drivers and Manual contents.

The most obvious difference between our currently beloved Mini 9 and the Mini 12 is the size, some will inevitably argue that the netbook/notebook line has been crossed, and that the Mini 12 is nothing other than a small notebook. Only time (and price, specs etc) will tell.

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Arrow Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-16-2008, 12:01 PM

I'm not sure what to think of this. It looks more like a regular laptop then a netbook. 10 inches yes, 12 inches? That sound more like a regular laptop.

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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-16-2008, 03:45 PM

I think it depends on the size, weight and price.

If it is barely bigger, heavier or more expensive than the Mini 9, it'd probably be a pretty compelling choice for many as a netbook.
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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-16-2008, 04:54 PM

Well if it comes out before my dell mini 9 ships i may just switch my order.
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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-16-2008, 08:12 PM

I so posted this so much earlier:

dell-inspiron-mini-12-1210--t296.html

Oh well.


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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-17-2008, 02:48 AM

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Well if it comes out before my dell mini 9 ships i may just switch my order.
I'm with you on that. I just wonder if this will be subject to the same delays?
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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-17-2008, 04:51 AM

Don't they already have a Dell Mini 12 inch laptop? it's called the Dell 700M from 4 years ago.
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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-17-2008, 06:24 AM

Interesting as if you go to their drivers website now, the link is removed. :?:


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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-17-2008, 07:21 AM

From a marketing perspective this unit would kill Mini orders right now. They will delay it till the Mini slows down. Then it may come out.


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Default Re: Dell Mini 12 Getting Closer - 10-18-2008, 05:48 AM

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Don't they already have a Dell Mini 12 inch laptop? it's called the Dell 700M from 4 years ago.
I have one of those
but I think they're quite different. If the specs on engadget/gizmodo are to be believed, the Mini 12 won't have a CD slot and will weight about 1.2KG, versus 2KG for the 700m which has a CD drive. And I wouldn't mind betting the Pentium M in the (4 year old) 700m is faster than the Atom in the Mini 12.


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