Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Samos N450 PineTrail - Specs, Price

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Samos, the PineTrail update to DiamondVille Dell Mini 10 netbook, has finally hit store shelves in the Philippines with a price tag of roughly Php 22,995 .

"The Inspiron Mini 10 continues to offer some of the best mobile entertainment options available in a great-looking, compact and lightweight design. With an even better look and great battery life, we think Mini 10 is the perfect companion PC for anyone who wants to be entertained and connected wherever they go."
- Brian Pitstick, General Manager of Dell’s Mobile Products.

Dell’s hot-selling Inspiron Mini 10 netbook is getting better with a fresh new look and longer battery life to go along with technology enhancements and easy connectivity capabilities that make it a fashionable and functional must-have for on-the-go people. Updates to the Mini 10 include optional high definition entertainment bundles that deliver rich, smooth playback of streaming HD video in addition to Web surfing, email, listening to music and sharing user-generated content in real time.

The new design with 10.1-inch display includes a textured, smudge-resistant palm rest, sculpted keys and, for the Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle, extended-life battery offering up to 9.5 hours1 of operation. The Mini 10 can be personalized with a broad range of optional colors or hundreds of optional custom artwork designs available in the Dell Design Studio. [via official press release]

The Inspiron Mini 10 will be offered in the coming weeks in a selection of bundles with distinct features like an HD display, Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator, surround sound capability, built in HDTV tuner for over-the-air local HD broadcasts, or built-in Wi-Fi location enabled GPS that provides people with real time information to nearby restaurants, landmarks, maps and entertainment.

Built-in wireless connectivity provides easy, quick access to the Internet and e-mail. Some models feature Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband3 communications, too.


1.66 GHz Intel ATOM N450 (512mb cache, 667Mhz FSB)
10.1" WSVGA LCD Display
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Built-in 802.11b/g WiFi
1.3MP Camera
2xUSB / VGA-out (D-Sub, 15pin) / earphone jack /
mic / RJ45 10/100 Mbps / Multi-touch Trackpad
Stereo speaker
6 Cells Li-Ion Battery
5.5 Hour run Time Max
Weight 1.2 kgs

TP Verdict:

Dell Mini 10 Samos is one of the more expensive PineTrail-based netbooks out in the Philippine market today. If you're willing to pay a premium for a netbook that looks arguably better than other devices in its category and is made by a trusted PC brand, get it. But if you just want to experience the benefits of the PineTrail platform on a netbook (longer battery life among other things) and don't really care about the form factor nor the brand of your companion PC, consider getting something more affordable.

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