Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ordered

As most of you know, Dell announced the Inspiron Mini 9 sub-notebook this past week. This has been a much anticipated laptop from Dell for a few months now. I honestly didn’t find out about it until last week.
I’ve been in the market for a sub-notebook for a couple of months, looking at and researching the Asus Eee PC 900 preloaded with Linux and the 16GB SSD. I even put the item in my Amazon Wish List with plans to buy it as soon as I could raise the $400 it cost. However, these past few weeks have been tight financially with trips and unemployment weighing me down. I finally got a new job but some other road blocks got in the way of purchasing it so I placed the purchase on hold for a little longer. One of those road blocks was assisting my best friend pay for some major car repairs recently so that she could get her car rolling again. Well, this dilemma worked out well for me in the end.
After I found out that Dell was coming out with a sub-notebook to compete with companies like Asus, HP and Acer, who already had a strong foot print in this market, I decided to do some research on Dell’s version. Everything I read about the Inspiron Mini 9 had pretty good reviews. Since I was shopping it and since my friend owed me, and had Dell credit, I asked her to buy this for me, and, luckily for me, she did.
I ordered the following yesterday:

  • Inspiron 910 Intel Atom processor N270, 1.6GHz, 533Mhz512K L2 Cache
  • Obsidian Black Color with Gloss Finish
  • 1GB,DDR2,533MHZ,1 DIMM
  • 8.9 inch Wide Screen WSVGA TL
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
  • 16GB Solid State Drive (mini-card Module/PATA)
  • Mini OS powered by Ubuntu 8.04
  • Wireless 802.11g Mini Card
  • Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam
  • 32WHr 4-cell Battery

Price: $475
I know what you are thinking. What do I need this for? Well for…stuff. I like the idea of mini-computing. I’ve been a fan of it for quite some time. One of the items I had previously that allowed mini-computing, to a certain extent, was my HP iPaq Pocket PC. I sold that about three years ago and have missed it immensely. I’ve had a couple of substitutions since from a Samsung Blackjack and now my iPhone but there are limitations to what these gadgets have to offer compared to a sub-notebook. With this I can carry it around everywhere very easily and have access to all standard computing applications, like email (which I can do with my iPhone),internet browsing (which I can sort of do with my iPhone), word processing (which I can’t easily do with my iPhone), and so much more without having to lug around my standard notebook all the time.
Like I stated, I ordered it yesterday. What sucks is that it will not be delivered until October 13th. I just found out today that the Linux version, the one I ordered, doesn’t begin shipping out country wide until October 9th. So what I ordered was more like a pre-order. The Windows XP version begins shipping country wide September 18th. Why does Windows get all the privileges?
I’ll post once I have received and used it for a while to give you my hands on opinion.


4 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ordered”

  1. Okay- so I think I ordered the same thing. I need to know how I can connect to the internet while traveling by car? I am taking an online class and will need to log in while out of town. Any advice/info is MUCH appreciated!
    Inspiron 910 Intel Atom processor N270, 1.6GHz, 533Mhz512K L2 Cache
    311-9256 1 Obsidian Black Color with Gloss Finish
    311-9255 1 1GB,DDR2,533MHZ,1 DIMM
    320-7125 1 8.9 inch Wide Screen WSVGA TLLCD
    320-7124 1 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
    341-7609 1 8GB Solid State Drive (mini-card Module/PATA)
    420-9249 1 Genuine Windows XP Home Edition
    420-8223 1 Dell Video Chat
    420-7622 1 DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0
    310-8624 1 You have chosen a Windows XP System
    420-9191 1 online backup and filesharing 1.0
    421-0323 1 Windows Live Search,Multiple User Interface
    430-3223 1 Base LCD Assembly
    430-3219 1 Wireless 802.11g Mini Card
    313-6898 1 No Camera Option
    410-2093 1 Norton Internet Security#153 2009 15-Month
    312-0775 1 32WHr 4-cell Battery
    412-0148 1 No ISP requested
    420-8051 1 Microsoft Works 9.0, English For Inspiron
    992-2067 1 Dell Hardware Warranty Plus Return To Depot, Initial Year
    990-7989 1 1 Year Limited Warranty and Mail-In Service,Notebook
    991-0320 1 Type 12- Mail-InService, 24×7 TechnicalSupport, Initial Year
    960-2780 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
    950-3337 1 1 Year Limited Warranty
    988-6059 1 No Warranty 2 and 3
    900-9987 1 Standard On-Site Installation Declined
    330-0171 1 S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Notebooks
    313-7127 1 Base LCD Assembly in Black
    Subtotal: $368.00
    Shipping and Handling: $0.00

    Sales Tax: $22.06
    Total: $390.06

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