Dell Inspiron Mini 12

Dell Inspiron Mini 12

Product Name: Dell Inspiron Mini 12
Official Website:Dell Home and Home Office – Inspiron Mini

– 10.2″ Display, Intel Atom, Netbook, SSD, Oct 2008
– Search SL’s archives for Inspiron Mini news
Markets: Business/Consumer
Regions: Japan (October), US (Nov/Dec), Worldwide (?)
– This Page Updated: Arpil 4, 2009

– First “netbook” to have 12.1″ Display
– 1280×800 resolution
– Faster Intel Atoms than most in its class
– First to offer Intel GMA 500 graphics (more advanced) – More graphics memory (256MB)
– OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 10.1
– Hardware acceleration for some video formats (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
– 1.3MP Webcam

Related Stories:
Apr 4, 2009: Dell’s Future Plans for its Inspiron Mini 10 and 11
Feb 6, 2009: Dell to Suspend/Discontinue Inspiron Mini 12? (Plus Nano CPUs for Samsung NC20)
Feb 1, 2009: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Dissected (Ravic)
Jan 26, 2009: Netbooks and Screen Resolutions
Jan 23, 2009: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Review (PC Pro)
Dec 17, 2008:Dell Adjusts Inspiron Mini 12, Adds XP
Nov 13, 2008: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 in US
Nov 7, 2008: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Hands-On (LAPTOP Mag)
Oct 27, 2008: Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Announced, Review

Status: In production
Announced: October 26, 2008
Available: October 29, 2008 (Japan), November, 2008 (US)
Price: Oct 29, 2008 – 89,800 yen (Japan) ($953 USD) (US versions start under $600)

Related Laptops:
– Part of the netbook category
– Larger version of Dell Inspiron Mini 9
– Similar in size to ASUS S121
– Similar in size to Samsung NC20

Updates over previous models:
– This is a new line

– Japan Launch: 60GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Windows Vista Home Basic
– Ubuntu Linux (late 2008) and Windows XP Home (Early 2009)
– 6-cell Battery – Early 2009
– 40GB and 80GB HDD options offered later on

CPU: Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz, 512KB L2), Z530 (1.6GHz, 512KB L2)
Chipset: Intel US15W / Silverthorne
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Capacity: 1GB

Display: 12.1″ Glossy TFT “TrueLife” LCD
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA 500
Graphics Memory: Up to 256MB Shared
Video Out: 1x VGA
Other: OpenGL 2.0, unified hardware shaders, hardware vertex shaders, DirectX 10.1, H.264 Support

Hard Drive Type: 1.8″ Serial ATA (SATA) (Samsung Spinpoint N2P)
Hard Drive Capacity: 4200rpm: 40GB, 60GB, 80GB
Optical: External, USB (optional)
eSATA Port: No

Wireless: 802.11b/g
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Mobile Broadband: Initially no
Modem: No
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet

Audio Chipset: HD Compliant
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x analog microphone, 1x mono speaker
Audio I/O: 1x Line-Out/Headphones, 1x Line-In Microphone
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card/ExpressCard:
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 5-in-1, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capcity (SDHC), MultiMedia Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MSPRO)
Other: 1.3MP Webcam

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) SP1, Ubuntu Linux, Windows XP Home
Other Software: Dell Video Chat

Options: 3-cell battery (6-cell later one)
Battery Life: Dell: Up to 3 hours, 32 minutes

Width: 11.77 inches / 299 mm
Depth: 9 inches / 229 mm
Height: 0.91 – 1.09 inches / 23.3 – 27.6 mm
Weight: 2.7 pounds / 1.24 kg (3-cell battery)

Leave a Comment