Dell Mini 10v gets release date and price

Dell Mini 10v - currently not available in puke green, asbestos yellow and viral red
Dell Mini 10v - currently not available in puke green, asbestos yellow and viral red

Dell has finally announced the arrival of its Mini 10v netbook, by making it available to buy from the company's website today.

The Mini series of netbooks come in a variety of colours, each sounding like a range of alcopops (Ice Blue, Cherry Red, Jade Green etc), with hard-drive space starting from 160GB and 1GB memory as standard.

Other features include a built-in webcam, Bluetooth connectivity and a choice of Ubuntu or XP operating systems.

The best thing about the compact computer is its price. Starting at just £199, Dell has chosen to put this netbook firmly in the budget bracket.

Inspiron 15

And it's not just diminutive lappies that have been announced, as Dell has also released the Inspiron 15 – a laptop with 15.6-inch HD display, a 'large' hard drive and DVD burner.

The Inspiron 15 also comes in an array of colours which in another life would act as toilet fresheners – including Flamingo Pink, Pacific Blue and Alpine White.

Prices for this machine start at £299.

Inspiron 545

While some computer companies are splitting from their desktop ranges faster than Jordan and Peter Andre, Dell is staying true to its towers and have updated this range as well.

The Inspiron 545 slim and mini-tower desktops are said to be perfect for email, Internet, blogging, entertainment and productivity.

Guess what? Colour-wise Dell has gone all crazy with the adjectives again, with names including Plum Purple, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange and Spring Green.

The Inspiron 545 is also available now from Dell, starting at around £299.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.