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Dell now taking Mini 10 orders, sort of


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]

Update: 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.

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