Dell's assault on the netbook market continues with the launch of the Inspiron Mini 10, a 10.1in "edge-to-edge widescreen" version of its Inspiron Mini 9, powered by the Intel Atom chip.

In contrast to the cramped keyboards on some netbooks, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has a near-full-size keyboard. A multi-gesture touchpad should also help make screen navigation easy.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review

Weighing just 1.3kg, the Inspiron Mini 10 comes with 1GB of RAM and either a 120GB or 160GB hard disk drive. The netbook runs the Windows XP Home Edition operating system and boasts onboard Wi-Fi. Bluetooth is offered as a optional extra. Other features of the Dell Mini 10's standard configuration include a webcam, a HDMI output that allow users to view connect stored on the netbook on a HD screen and 2GB of free online storage.

Dell will launch a number of optional extras for the netbook later this year including an internal digital TV tuner, mobile broadband, built-in GPS, and the Ubuntu 8.04 OS.

See our Laptop Advisor website for expert reviews of today's best laptops, plus read our essential advice to make sure you choose the right specs

The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is available in a number of colours including black, white, red and blue. Priced from £299, the Inspiron Mini 10 will be available this week.

See also: Dell expands netbook range with Inspiron Mini 10