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PCWorld.co.uk have resurrected (as these were discontinued by Dell in the summer ) the Dell Mini 9 for their Christmas sale which just started online

Only £149.99 gets you a New White 16Gb SSD Dell Mini 9 (my fav netbook I have 2)
Windows XP Home
1GB RAM (easily upgradable to 2Gb)
16GB SSD
Screen - 8.9"
Features - Wireless, Webcam, 3hrs Battery (4 cell)

EDIT - now available to reserve and collect
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sashicee#1
nice price
wordsworth#2
great price, prefer to get larger storage using hdd but great if the ssd is quick unlike was the case with the acers.
Scotty Boy 2 Likes #3
[FONT=Verdana]Classic netbooks - very good and upgrading the memory, PCIe SSD and the wireless card on them is so easy to do as well.

There is a large support base for the Dell Mini Netbooks over at the MyDellMini User Community & Forum - large amounts of guides, resource references but also fellow owners of the Dell netbooks as well.

MyDellMini User Community & Forum
http://www.mydellmini.com

They are also ideal for running with Mac OS X as well (i.e. a Hacintosh).

Edit - Here's a link to one of the guides out there regarding installing Mac OS X onto a Dell Mini 9.

How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook - Dell mini 9 hackintosh guide - Gizmodo
http://gizmodo.com/5156903/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-9-into-the-ultimate-os-x-netbook

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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dontasciime#4
ssd in them are bad if STEC ones
niallmoran#5
great wee machines - H+R :-D
richp#6
Scotty boy, if you get to read this, do you know of any Medion forums (english), more specifically for the akoya e1210, after you helped with my other problem, I'm still having slight problems with mine & i think a reinstall is the way forward, I have an external cd drive & both the discs, but im not 100% sure how to go about this :thinking:

many thanks :thumbsup:
Scotty Boy#7
[FONT=Verdana]Here's links to previous deals for the Dell Mini 9 Netbooks - I've added them in as they contain mixed links to various online resources [/FONT][FONT=Verdana]out there [/FONT][FONT=Verdana](handy to see them there for you) but also gives members an idea on the price differences as well based upon these previous deals.

EXPIRED - Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Laptop with integrated Vodafone 3G, £196.19 delivered - HotUKDeals Forum
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/385978/dell-inspiron-mini-9-laptop-with-in?t=385978

EXPIRED - Inspiron Mini 9 - Atom 1.6, 1GB, 8GB SSD, XP, Mobile Broadband £184.05 DELIVERED @ Dell Outlet - HotUKDeals Forum
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/418655/inspiron-mini-9-atom-1-6-1gb-8gb-ss?t=418655

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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Scotty Boy 1 Like #8
richp;7323022
Scotty boy, if you get to read this, do you know of any Medion forums (english), more specifically for the akoya e1210, after you helped with my other problem, I'm still having slight problems with mine & i think a reinstall is the way forward, I have an external cd drive & both the discs, but im not 100% sure how to go about this :thinking:

many thanks :thumbsup:

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Hi Richp, if you start-up a thread under Misc. I can see what I can do to help.

Unfortunately mostly of the key forums have gone (i.e. the MSI Wind User Community & Forum) - what OS are you planning to use on the netbook?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
majhaar#9
dontasciime
ssd in them are bad if STEC ones


they probably will be STEC like all dell ssds but theyre not that awful, i love my 16gb mini9 and it cost more than £150, i use it all the time as im too lazy to use my 15" laptop, that and i still like XP more than Vista. I also have upgraded mini to 2GB and an Intell 5300 N wifi card.
softpurple#10
This is a good price so voted hot but I think there will be some better netbook deals over the next few days to be had.
dontasciime#11
will these be wwan ?
BlackCloud#12
Just out of interest can you swop an SSD for a standard drive - sata? Does anyone have any experience of running say xp or win 7 and office 2007 on these?
ThePunisher#13
Instore too on boxing day! had to put out the POS for it lol!
twinkle#14
Also states it has windows 7 on one page.....obviously a mistake
niallmoran#15
win 7 runs great on them - even with only the 8gb drive :-D
dc2447#16
Amazing price, anyone know if they have WWAN?

As for replacing the SSD with a standard hard disk, these things boot in seconds on an SSD, on Linux at least
Net Freak#17
Shame about the lack of BlueTooth by the looks of the meagre information on this Dell page:

http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/notebooks/laptop-inspiron-9/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-inspiron-9&cs=22&s=dfh

This could have been a useful addition to setup your broadband via your mobile.

Secondly its a shame about the SSD to HD upgrade option, but the price off SSD will come down soon, In the mean time why not try Ubuntu, it's quite good, its has a small footprint to save on the essential disk space and Open Office 3 is a very stable and competent Office suite, free to boot! Googling these will get you the information on either Ubuntu, or Open Office 3.

softpurple
This is a good price so voted hot but I think there will be some better netbook deals over the next few days to be had.


I agree with the above, there will be competition around in a few weeks tops, maybe with BlueTooth and a 9 cell battery for some extra portable power too! maybe ever cheaper too!!

The reviews seem OK on the above Dell link.

Click on the 'Tech Specs' tab next to the 'Design' tab to see the specs of this model:

http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/notebooks/laptop-inspiron-9/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-inspiron-9&cs=22&s=dfh

It does state the inclusion of BlueTooth and WWAN abilities, could of course be a different model.
uni#18
BlackCloud
Just out of interest can you swop an SSD for a standard drive - sata? Does anyone have any experience of running say xp or win 7 and office 2007 on these?


you can't swap the drive for a SATA as it uses a special connection, something like mini pci or something it's called. the "drive" can be replaced with another similar drive of a bigger size, it's just a circut board with chips on it. even if you could get a connector to change the connections a standard 1.8" or 2.5" drive wouldn't physically fit inside

i put OSX on mine with a 8gb drive and 2gb ram and it works like a dream. i tweaked someone elses mini 9 that came with xp and it ran far slower, it took a while to boot up, whereas the OSX booted and was ready to go online in about 30 seconds. i use mine pretty much only as a netbook to surf the web, so it's ideal for that. i also have itunes on it and i can play 720p mkv files perfectly without overclocking the GPU (which is easy to do), you just need to set the right settings in VLC

btw, mine came with bluetooth and camera, no internal wwan. the bluetooth works with my microsoft bluetooth mouse. there coule be models without the bluetooth module, but you can get tiny usb bluetooth dongles that stick out about half a centimetre if you don't get bluetooth and need it
brookheather#19
BlackCloud
Just out of interest can you swop an SSD for a standard drive - sata? Does anyone have any experience of running say xp or win 7 and office 2007 on these?


No the Mini 9 only takes special SSD PCIe cards. Yes you can run Windows 7 and Office 2007 fine on them - the Mini 9 has the same specs as any other Atom based netbook. I would recommend upgrading the memory to 2GB - this is very easy by removing a small panel on the bottom of the laptop.

- Simon.
bigup#20
hmm, tempted at this price!

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