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£179.00 - Dell Mini 9, 8.9" Display, Intel N270, 1Gb Ram, 8Gb SSD, Wifi, B'tooth, Webcam, Linux. 48hr sale!

£179.00 @ Dell (Business)
Dell Mini 9's reduced today on Dell's site ! Product Ecode N03B0916 Intel ® Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz, 512K cache) Linux Ubuntu 8.04 1GB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM Integrate… Read More
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Dell Mini 9's reduced today on Dell's site !

Product Ecode N03B0916

Intel ® Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz, 512K cache)
Linux Ubuntu 8.04
1GB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 950
8GB Solid State Hard Drive
Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Mini-Card
Dell Integrated Bluetooth Wireless Card
Integrated 0.3MP Camera
1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
4-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (32 WHr)
Colour Choice Black
8.9" WSVGA (WLED) Truelife Display
UK/Ireland 30W AC Adapter

-----[ How to install Mac OS X on Dell Mini 9 ]------

Recommended with 16Gb SSD and up...

http://i.gizmodo.com/5156903/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-9-into-the-ultimate-os-x-netbook

----[ Dedicated Dell Mini 9 User forum ]------

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/

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2 Likes #1
This Ecode offer is only available in Black - No other colour choices !
#2
i want to get my little boty a mini laptop for his birthday he likes to play games on the internet etc wat would b the best one to get him i dont wanna spend more then £200really thanks for info
kerryx
1 Like #3
kerry10281
i want to get my little boty a mini laptop for his birthday he likes to play games on the internet etc wat would b the best one to get him i dont wanna spend more then £200really thanks for info
kerryx


Hi Kerry, My son who is 4 uses an eee pc 904 hd on penguin club and the likes on a much lower spec netbook. The spec for this one is much better so I would say this would be fine and cope no problem as long as they are internet based games.
#4
ok cool my sons going to b 7 (spoilt also lol) so ill get him this he loves my laptop so maybe ill get a look in if he gets one lol
rep added thanks
#5
Hiya, The battery life is not the best on these though. I nearly purchased one today but Dell have said 1-2hrs with no other battery available for it
#6
A good deal if battery issue isn't a problem
#7
This review says 3-4 hours...

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4578

Under normal use, backlight at 100 percent and using wireless for web browsing and watching several DivX movies at 75 percent volume, the Mini 9 managed to deliver three hours and 38 minutes of battery life.


Can anyone confirm?
#8
I just got told 2-3 hours by web help sales
#9
Quidco increased to 6% too!!
1 Like #10
[FONT="Verdana"]Please note that there is a user community in place for this netbook series - its called MyDellMini and I've listed links to the forum & also the main website to it below.

MyDellMini • Forum
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/

MyDellMini • Dell Inspiron Mini Blog
http://www.mydellmini.com/

Thought it would be handy to do this, as it covers a large amount of information on the Mini 9 & Mini 12, ranging from the basics through to hardware upgrades as well.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#11
I got one of these on the 99 pounds hot deal, a while back (that was a company mistake). It is awesome. I don't use my desktop anymore. It lasts for at least 3 hours on battery. It claims over 4 when charged, but haven't checked.
Most people are near a plug socket anyway. I would happily pay this price for this machine.
#12
planetdannii
Hiya, The battery life is not the best on these though. I nearly purchased one today but Dell have said 1-2hrs with no other battery available for it


The battery life is stated to be about 4 hours in several different reviews. And a quick google shows you can buy replacement batteries up to a whopping 8 cells. :whistling:

That said if battery life is a killer feature for you check out the EEE PC models with the longer battery life. They give you about 8 hours.
#13
Great netbooks, pleased with battery life. You can also get this model to run OSX if you're into that, and it boots faster than a MacBook Air (with Hard disk) Info in the forums Scotty Boy posted or on youtube.
#14
Sorry for stating 1-2 hrs battery...that's what Dell support said, the numptys. I'm tempted now
#15
I believe this netbook also is the best one to choose for those looking to put OS X on their laptops.
banned#16
Can you add memory to this?
1 Like #17
Lyrrad
Can you add memory to this?


Yes but it only has one slot so you will have to remove whats already in there

Google is your friend...
http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-to/dell-mini-ram.aspx
#18
i am really tempted to get one of these great little machines !
#19
I like the black glossy lid, I just wish they'd kept it black on the inside too without that nasty-looking silver plastic (imo).

Hot.
#20
good price , voted hot.
Installing OSX will be illegal if you didn't already know.....
1 Like #21
kerry10281
i want to get my little boty a mini laptop for his birthday he likes to play games on the internet etc wat would b the best one to get him i dont wanna spend more then £200really thanks for info
kerryx


My daughter, who is 6, has a Dell Mini 9. She uses it for Education City, cbeebies, Nick Jr. etc. The keyboard is difficult to learn to type on, so touch type isn't really quite possible. She has little fingers though so the keyboard seems fine for her.

Battery life isn't really an issue because we don't allow her on it for too long in one go and like was mentioned previously there's always the mains and you're never too far from a plug.

In my opinion her experience in using it is greatly improved with the use of a mouse so we bought a wireless laptop mouse for her to use instead of the trackpad. The screens resolution is at times just a little too small so I put the browser into full screen for her.

All in all I don't think you will go far wrong getting this for your son. My daughter got hers for her birthday and loves it, and to be honest everyone in the house uses it too :-D
#22
Titchimp
I believe this netbook also is the best one to choose for those looking to put OS X on their laptops.


Hes not wrong, here is a guide on how to do it, although it does recommend getting the 16GB SSD version as the 8GB version takes some extra fiddling

http://i.gizmodo.com/5156903/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-9-into-the-ultimate-os-x-netbook
#23
paulsmith288
good price , voted hot.
Installing OSX will be illegal if you didn't already know.....


It's not illegal, it's just against the EULA.
#24
I can confirm battery life is 2 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 50 minutes with average use.
#25
Scotty Boy
[FONT="Verdana"]Please note that there is a user community in place for this netbook series - its called MyDellMini and I've listed links to the forum & also the main website to it below.

MyDellMini • Forum
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/

MyDellMini • Dell Inspiron Mini Blog
http://www.mydellmini.com/

Thought it would be handy to do this, as it covers a large amount of information on the Mini 9 & Mini 12, ranging from the basics through to hardware upgrades as well.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


Excellent links, OSX and Win7 capability has convinced me to order.
#26
tr21
It's not illegal, it's just against the EULA.


It is only semi legal if you buy a genuine copy of Leopard and tbh how many would be Hackintosh makers do that?
#27
tempted on this 1 as my laptop just died yesterday. anyone can pls explain wat solid state hard drive is? how is it compare to those normal 40gb laptop hard drive? :)
1 Like #28
khaichee
tempted on this 1 as my laptop just died yesterday. anyone can pls explain wat solid state hard drive is? how is it compare to those normal 40gb laptop hard drive? :)


Solid state drives have no moving parts. They are like the technology found in USB thumdrives and camera memory cards. The advantage is they consume way less power and they are more robust if you drop the computer. They can also be much faster than traditional harddrives but the ones found in netbooks are generally slow.
#29
belovedmonster
Solid state drives have no moving parts. They are like the technology found in USB thumdrives and camera memory cards. The advantage is they consume way less power and they are more robust if you drop the computer. They can also be much faster than traditional harddrives but the ones found in netbooks are generally slow.


Ok, so u'll only get a 8gb of storage space for this little laptop? :w00t: anyway rep added! :)
#30
khaichee
Ok, so u'll only get a 8gb of storage space for this little laptop? :w00t: anyway rep added! :)


These are not designed to be your primary computer, hence you shouldn't be carrying around your entire mp3 collection and ripped DVD collection on them. People forget this when they balk at the lack of storage space.

Though if you do need more storage you can always use the card slot, or a usb slot with a thumbdrive or external harddrive.
#31
belovedmonster
These are not designed to be your primary computer, hence you shouldn't be carrying around your entire mp3 collection and ripped DVD collection on them. People forget this when they balk at the lack of storage space.

Though if you do need more storage you can always use the card slot, or a usb slot with a thumbdrive or external harddrive.


Cool, thanks for the answers mate. :thumbsup:
#32
Forces get additional discount from Dell under the employee purchase program.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/topics/epp/epp?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukepp1

Not sure if anyone can use this or what confirmation info is required?? gets another £5 or so off this particular deal.
#33
This has Linux opp system which is ok unless you want to use it with mobile broadband, then it is a nightmare to set up. Not impossible but not plug and play like windows XP op system.
#34
[FONT="Verdana"]This is a good deal for what your getting plus upgrading the memory and the PCIe SSD is quite easy via an access panel at the bottom of the netbook itself.

I'm weighing up the finances and I'm either going for this one or the deal for the single core HP NC2400 subnotebook over at BigPockets.co.uk...to be honest this deal (the Dell Mini 9) is perfect for what I need, as I have been struggling of late with the ASUS EEE 701/4G Surf netbook that I have (especially for a lot of typing).

Heat and rep for this deal! :-D

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#35
We too got this on the 99 quid deal, My lad uses it and has encountered no problems whatever. It certainly isnt a primary pc but for using for net applications i have to say its the bees knees. Linux took some getting used to but once mastered ive put a copy on here and use it virtually all the time now.

dam good price for a really useful piece of kit.
#36
kids with laptops at 6 and 7 yrs old ...

amazing ...
#37
I had a commodore vic-20 when I was 7 :-)
#38
Very tempted, is this better than Lenovo that was recently on offere here?
#39
Just to confirm that Ubuntu 8.04 actually has support for plug and play 3G modems as part of it's update service. So i doubt it should be a problem.

I decided to purchase one also but upgraded the SSD to 32GB so I can install OSX on it and run it as a MacMiniBook wahahahahahaha

Also the Mini 9 supports up to 4GB of RAM it's just limited to 1GB so if you wish to upgrade whilst using Windows XP you should see a noticeable improvement. Those who still use Ubuntu wont see any difference unless you remove the memory restriction to the OS which Dell has applied but this isn't difficult or you can alternatively install the latest version of Easy Peasy which is the Ubuntu netbook OS.

And remember Ubuntu is fully supported by BBC iPlayer
#40
Ordered one thanks! Perfect when on the train etc.

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