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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 — are you getting one?

Hands up who’s considering getting a Dell Inspiron Mini 9?

Your for 299 pounds. Including a 16GB solid state drive, Windows XP, 1.3 megapixel integrated camera, Wireless, Bluetooth, 1GB RAM.

I’m seriously considering it…

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18 replies on “Dell Inspiron Mini 9 — are you getting one?”

My key concerns with the netbooks are twofold – how robust are they? and does it have an integrated 3G modem (rather than a dongle)?

I am relatively comfortable with dell's quality, but what about the lenovo or samsung netbook.

Dell also seemed to have planned 3g modem integration from day1 (see vodafone announcement) – it will be interesting if it will be possible to buy a 3g card from HK and add to the dell without having to pay a premium to dell. I wonder who else will provide integrated 3g.

Plug in your “three” sim at £10 a month and you're off. very cool.

Nope. Just bought the eee pc 1000H (Atom processor, 1GB RAM, XP Home, 80GB HD, 10″ screen, 1.3mp camera, etc,UK dongle. The main driver in getting this now is that the wife can take it to Seattle with her on business later this month and keep in touch with us by VOIP when she's in wireless coverage, without spending a fortune on roaming charges or farting about with travel SIMs. I'm loving it and it's the first computer my wife has been obsessed with and is trying to claim as her own. Netbooks are the way forward.

I'll get whatever device fits in the pocket of my combats (without making them fall down) and runs proper MacOS reliably and without too much faff.

I may be waiting sometimes.

Highly unlikely Voda will unlock these to run on other networks, and also highly unlikely Dell will sell them with the HSPA built in. These deals see the MNO subsidising the $100 or so to provide 3G and recouping over the life of the sub. Dell may sell the 3G option as an option, but I doubt it.

£0.02. I've been wildly wrong before.

There's an Ubuntu version coming out, though from the website it's going to be later than the XP models (this is the Dell U.S. website, not sure if it's different in the UK or elsewhere). That's the one I'll be buying, just waiting for it to drop to pull the trigger.

Just did a quick check, and according to the Dell site the Ubuntu version has a preliminary ship date of the 17th of October — whether that's believable or not is up for debate.

There's an Ubuntu version coming out, though from the website it's going to be later than the XP models (this is the Dell U.S. website, not sure if it's different in the UK or elsewhere). That's the one I'll be buying, just waiting for it to drop to pull the trigger.

Just did a quick check, and according to the Dell site the Ubuntu version has a preliminary ship date of the 17th of October — whether that's believable or not is up for debate.

There's an Ubuntu version coming out, though from the website it's going to be later than the XP models (this is the Dell U.S. website, not sure if it's different in the UK or elsewhere). That's the one I'll be buying, just waiting for it to drop to pull the trigger.

Just did a quick check, and according to the Dell site the Ubuntu version has a preliminary ship date of the 17th of October — whether that's believable or not is up for debate.

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