Dell may not be taking orders for the new Mini 10 on its website until February 26th
, but it looks like those not willing to go the QVC route
can now at least get an order in over the phone, with a few significant limitations. According to one MyDellMini forum user that opted for that route, Dell is only offering one configuration for $449, which doesn't include GPS or that promised built-in TV tuner, and is available in black only. Otherwise, you'll apparently get the standard 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 1GB of RAM
, a 160GB hard drive and, of course, that 10.1-inch 1024x576 display. Then again, February 26th is just a couple of days away, and with a stated ship date of March 31st, there's no indication that these phone orders will actually be landing in your hands any sooner.
[Via Portable Monkey
We're not quite sure what's going at Dell, but the Mini 10 is now up on its website and available to order
, two days ahead of schedule. There's still no configuration or color options, however, and that $449 price has now magically become $474 for what appears to be the exact same system, so you may just want to wait until things shake out once and for all before taking the plunge.