The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has just been announced with a much needed upgrade, the Intel Atom N450 processor, an option that improves battery life and operates at higher levels than current Intel Atom processors found in Netbooks from various manufacturers.
The Intel n450 is a 1.66GHz processor that’s 60% smaller and 20% more efficient than the current Atom processor, while the rest of the unit comes fairly standard with a 10.1″ display, 160GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, WiFi 802.11b/g and a Bluetooth adapter.
For users who want an upgrade, Dell is also offering a High Def add-on, a built-in HDTV tuner.
Battery life is said to sit around 9.5 hours with Windows 7 running on a 6 cell battery option.
The units will come with a price drop, bringing the cost down to $299 in January 2010, $50 cheaper than current models. Be on the look out for more N450 based units, just last week the Asus Eee PC 1005p and 1005PE models were announced, also with price cuts! [Gizmodo]