Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Specifications
Display: 8.9″ Glossy TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 1024 x 600
GPU: Intel GMA950
CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 (533MHz FSB, 512K L2 Cache)
HDD: 4GB SDD
Connectivity: WiFi G
OS: Ubuntu ($100 extra for Windows XP)
Color: Obsidian Black
Battery: 4-cell 32WHr Lithium Ion
Price: Starts at US$199 (Special deal valid for just 2009.02.27.)
Dell has dropped the starting price of the Mini 9 by $50 to just $199. That’s for the Obsidian Black–any other color will be more expensive by at least $30.
For $199 you get a glossy 8.9″ LCD with a 1024 x 600 pixel format, perfect for casually browsing the web. Ubuntu is a lightweight (in terms of requiring system resources) Linux operating system; it isn’t for everyone.
If all you want to do is browse the web and do some light word processing and email, Ubuntu should be fine. You probably can’t do much more since you’ll be limited to just 4GB of storage space. And if you have abnormally large fingers you might want to, somehow, test the keyboard before clicking on the “Add to Cart” button.
For $199 you get a lightweight, small, net-connected machine: a great deal! Oh, you’ll need to wait until 2009.03.20 for it to ship.