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Downsized Dell: the Inspiron Mini 9

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September 15, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

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Whether you call them Netbooks, Sub-notebooks or Internet companions, the new class of lightweight, small format, portable computers that sit somewhere between a PDA and a fully fledged notebook appear to be more than just a passing fad. Dell has now officially released its first entry into this space - the Inspiron Mini 9. Powered by a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom Processor® N270, the 2.28 lbs unit measures 9.13" x 6.77" x 1.25"H and features an 8.9-inch (1024x600) glossy LED display, over four hours battery life, plus Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a webcam built-in.

The Mini 9 will be available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB solid state drive (SSD) configurations and two different colors – Obsidian Black or Alpine White. The version running Windows XP Home is available now starting at USD$399 and a version running Ubuntu 8.04 with a custom Dell interface is expected soon for USD$349.

A deal between Dell and Box.net means customers also get free access to 2GB of web-based storage space which can be expanded to 25GB.

Readers in the U.S., Japan and some parts of Europe can get their hands on the Mini 9 now, with other locations to follow on a "country-by-country basis".

See Dell for full specs.

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I have had 2 of the older Dell Inspiron 1545\'s, one with the 768 screen and one with the 1600x900 screen... spring for the better screen, its well worth the price, and these things can be had for much cheaper through the outlet.

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