In perfect coordination with Intel's announcement earlier today, Dell and other PC makers have introduced their new Pine Trail-based systems. Like many forthcoming netbooks, Dell's revamped Mini 10
sports a 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor, and can accommodate a six-cell battery for up to nine and a half hours of use.
It is also configurable with a standard 1024x600 or HD 1366x768 display, a Broadcom Crystal video accelerator for HD playback, up to 1GB of DDR2 800MHz RAM, a 160GB or 250GB HDD, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g, GPS, a TV tuner, and Windows XP, 7 Starter or Ubuntu for an operating system.
The Dell Mini 10 looks very similar to rival products, including Asus' recently spotted Eee PC 1005P/PE
, and MSI's updated Wind netbooks
. Most pending devices should arrive over the next couple of weeks, with Dell and MSI's products expected to launch on January 4 at starting prices of $299 and $350 respectively.