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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 - available from today @ Dell £299 delivered
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 - available from today @ Dell £299 delivered

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 - available from today @ Dell £299 delivered

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Inspiron mini 9 (UK, 3)
Intel® AtomTM Processor (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Intel® 965PM / GM Express Chipset
Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Glossy 8.9 inch Truelife Display (1024X600)
USB 2.0 (3)
Integrated 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
15-pin VGA video connector
Audio jacks (1-line out, 1 mic-in)
3-in-1 Media Card Reader
AC adapter connector
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Integrated 1.3MP Camera
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
16GB Solid State Hard Drive

37 Comments

I was waiting for this, but at the much anticipated £220 price.

Shame, my money will be going elsewhere now, Advent / Acer.

£300 sheets is too much for one of these little babies and this Dell doesn't seem to be of a higher spec than the Advent for example.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Original Poster

Waiting for some good hands on reviews to come out before I make up my mind on this one.
However looks nice, spec is Ok and apparently its been designed to be more upgradeable than most SSCs.

Expect prices to come down a little over the comming months but probably not by too much.

What cuttthroat said, Was expecting a bargain or higher spec than the rest of the netbooks

and couldnt find any info on battery size/life which was worrying

the usa get a linux and white colour option from $349, so looks like we are getting a bum deal

Wireless 'N', Linux option, configuration options and lower price please Michael D! I'll think about it then but not right now.

I'm in the market for one of these mini netbooks, so I was very interested when I saw this post as I was ready to purchase today - but this one simply doesn't cut it at this price.

For just under £300 the Eee PC 901 looks better spec and has a 6 hr battery, and for another £30 you can get the Eee PC 1000 with it's 10" screen, 6 hour battery and 80 Gb hard drive (XP). Then there's the MSI Wind and the Acer Aspire One, decisions, decisions....... But anyway, thanks dell, you didn't complicate my decision....

Michael Dell get my cold vote, well done

Abbadon;2889800

Waiting for some good hands on reviews to come out before I make up my … Waiting for some good hands on reviews to come out before I make up my mind on this one.However looks nice, spec is Ok and apparently its been designed to be more upgradeable than most SSCs. Expect prices to come down a little over the comming months but probably not by too much.



It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.
No camera as standard etc.

termite;2890027

It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.No … It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.No camera as standard etc.



It does have a camera, still i wouldn't pay £299 for it.

ComponentsInspiron mini 9 – (UK, 3)Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition1Yr Li … ComponentsInspiron mini 9 – (UK, 3)Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & ReturnIntegrated 1.3MP Camera8.9" WSVGA (WLED) Truelife Display1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM16GB Solid State Hard DriveIntegrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 950Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Mini-Card4-cell 2200AHr BatteryDell Integrated Bluetooth Wireless card

its ridiculous its $349 in the US, and £300 in the Uk, why do we put up with this rubbish!! US also has an offer, you can get the Mini netbook for $99 when you buy another dell laptop, thats a great deal now!! if they had that in the Uk, I'd sign up for it!! Its just crazy y we put up with rip-off Britain!!

The US Dell site doesn't seem to have the new machine on it yet so I think we ned to be a little careful about comparing prices just yet.
This machine will be coming in different configurations and the one on the UK site, for example, has the largest drive available i.e. 16GB. It may be that the US price of $399 is for the smaller 4GB model. Anyway, let's wait until the US site is updated so we can compare like with like.
Having said all that, the Dell does look pretty expensive compared to some of the other makes. Personally I am leaning towards the Acer Aspire.

Original Poster

termite;2890027

It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.No … It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.No camera as standard etc.



No its easier to upgrade because they have made access to some of the components easy compared with other SSCs. See the link below for details.

reghardware.co.uk/200…le/

high five!;2890065

It does have a camera, still i wouldn't pay £299 for it.



My apologies, but it does say on ]this page that the webcam is optional.

no linux version which is cheaper, plus i am not sold by any stretch at the removal of F1-F12 keys.. supposedly for space, but look at the chunky waste of space at the top of the keyboard.. surely room there for F keys..

you are all on about rip off britian, well its cheaper then europe and ireland, much cheaper. britian is the cheapest place in the whole of europe now due to mass immegrtation and competition. even if you go to ireland the cheapest can of coke is £2.10p here its about 35p, i assume you people have not been further then your local shopping centre. stop complaining the whole of europe comes here to do their shopping, ok i admit usa is cheaper but their dollar has gone down the gutter

Adidas Addict;2889804

Rip off britain at its … Rip off britain at its finesthttp://gizmodo.com/5045220/dell-inspiron-mini-9-available-now-windows-xp-399-ubuntu-349



Wait until you see this...

engadget.com/200…al/

Americans can get the Mini for $99 USD if they also buy a "normal" sized notebook from them as well.

Engadget

[size=5]Update 4: Direct2Dell -- Dell's official blog -- says you can get … [size=5]Update 4: Direct2Dell -- Dell's official blog -- says you can get the Mini for just $99 with the purchase of a Studio 15, XPS M1530 or XPS M1330. Offer ends Tuesday, September 9th. Not bad if you're already gearing up for a back-to-school Dell anyway.[/size]



If they had that deal over here, and even if it was £100 GBP for the mini rather than $99USD, I would snap it up right away!

Only 16Gb SDD! is the only option-this mini might be good for browsing/emails but sod all else but hurry the battery won't last 2 hours. Better buy the EEE 1000HD which is a grown-up laptop for 50 quid more and with 80Gb HD

Another manufacturer throws out another netbook with unexceptional spec....

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p44/cutthroat_jake/NetBook.jpg

How do you choose between them? Price, I guess. Dell have aimed way too high with their pricepoint IMHO.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

i went for the Acer aspire one from here at 180 odd quid...been well pleased, Linix noob here but learned loads already, these machines are not really meant as a main laptop, so who needs a huge HD, we all got cards, sticks etc we all picked up cheap from here, i recommend people go for linix and learn about it. I can highly recomend Acer Aspire one, due the price and that..

unileeds;2890114

its ridiculous its $349 in the US, and £300 in the Uk, why do we put up … its ridiculous its $349 in the US, and £300 in the Uk, why do we put up with this rubbish!! US also has an offer, you can get the Mini netbook for $99 when you buy another dell laptop, thats a great deal now!! if they had that in the Uk, I'd sign up for it!! Its just crazy y we put up with rip-off Britain!!



this is half the problem...you vote em in and out or maybe you dont vote em in and out and then sit there complaining about it, BUT still pay rip off prices for things...if people left these things and plenty of other overpriced stuff on the shelves things may just change but as long as we pay em like idiots it will continue to go up and up and up

hawkio;2891537

this is half the problem...you vote em in and out or maybe you dont vote … this is half the problem...you vote em in and out or maybe you dont vote em in and out and then sit there complaining about it, BUT still pay rip off prices for things...if people left these things and plenty of other overpriced stuff on the shelves things may just change but as long as we pay em like idiots it will continue to go up and up and up



well thats exactly wat i have been doing. It has been ages sincce i have bought anything major in the UK. Even clothes and electronics shopping is done when i go to the US on a holiday!! I am personally not complaining.. ive learnt my lesson, I dont pay over inflated prices for stuff here. The trouble is most people do. A simple example is high street stores. Some of them have pulled their socks up and offer some sort of quality, customer service and value now, but a majority are rip offs!! PC world for example, if it werent for the price promise (which .1% know about and use), they are a prime example!! I used to work there, and I used to get gutted to see OAPs and people on limited income coming there to buy a PC because the market had given them no option, or because they didnt have the skillset to assemble their own PC.. I remember there was this oldish guy who came must be 70's and said all he wanted to buy was a PC that would do word and excel for him, thats it, they needed it for accounts, and some **** salesguy had sold him a £899 piece of kit. I refunded it (as it had a mechanica fault anyway) and sold him a capable machine for £399 which according to me was still inflated. Could have been assembled for £250-280!! But this is what I am talking about..!! There is no perfect place, but the trouble is why has it reached a stage where we are being ripped off by businesses.. and they think its alright!!

My brothers company has international markets, and their US market is 4 times the size as their UK market. But their UK market makes up the largest profit of all their international markets!! SOMETHING is wrong here!!!

yes_im_trouble;2890955

you are all on about rip off britian, well its cheaper then europe and … you are all on about rip off britian, well its cheaper then europe and ireland, much cheaper. britian is the cheapest place in the whole of europe now due to mass immegrtation and competition. even if you go to ireland the cheapest can of coke is £2.10p here its about 35p, i assume you people have not been further then your local shopping centre. stop complaining the whole of europe comes here to do their shopping, ok i admit usa is cheaper but their dollar has gone down the gutter



Assuming I have decoded & interpreted your extremely difficult to read post right, you are indeed right, but only partly meaning your assumption is wrong.

Foreigners will of course be coming here for buying because we have some lower prices, unfortunately that is because of the mass immigration from low income areas and the enforced competition with those countries having lower overheads meaning unlike other European countries (who do not allow themselves to be so over-flooded) we also have rock-bottom INCOME too, so they are the only ones who are going to be benefiting.

Been thinking of buying one for a while now, but was waiting for the dell to launch. Now it has, I think my moneies still going to be with the 4211.

jlozinski;2890414

no linux version which is cheaper, plus i am not sold by any stretch at … no linux version which is cheaper, plus i am not sold by any stretch at the removal of F1-F12 keys.. supposedly for space, but look at the chunky waste of space at the top of the keyboard.. surely room there for F keys..



That space in the middle above the keyboard is the battery, you wouldn't fit function keys there.

I was quite excited about this but the lack of different colours and linux is making me hold out for some reviews before i make a purchase. I don't think the price is that unreasonable considering you're getting 1gb of ram, bluetooth, webcam, XP and a 4 cell battery. If the battery life exceeds the 3 hour mark on XP ill end up getting one, if not i'll probably go for the advent.

Or does one go for the new £279.99 Medion?

]Medion Akoya Mini 10" NETBOOK E1210

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/netbook_Wk37.jpg

With a 36 month warranty.

1.6Ghz Intel® Atom™ Processor N270
Intel® Atom™ Processor – a new series of very low power processors developed by Intel® especially for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and for a new class of more affordable, smaller and fully functional computer systems built to provide fast, easy internet access. These ‘Netbooks’ are impressive thanks to their ease-of-use, portability, powerful wireless LAN functionality and long battery life.

Windows® XP Home Edition
(incl. Service Pack 3)

10" TFT Widescreen Display
1024 × 600 pixels

80GB SATA hard drive

1GB RAM

Fast WLAN Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g +
Draft-n with up to 300 MBit/s.*

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Connectivity
USB 2.0, Memory card reader and much more...

Integrated webcam

Connections
Multi-card reader for SD, MMC, Memory Stick
3× USB 2.0
1× VGA out
1× network (RJ45)
1× line out
Also included

Li-ion battery and mains power adaptor
Dimensions and Weight

Approx. 260 × 180 × 19/31.5mm
Approx. 1.2kg incl. battery

Original Poster

For those interested in mobile broadband, it might be worth hanging on for the Vodaphone offer on these with the HSDPA modem slot populated.

Probably will be a cheap laptop with a high tarrif but you never know. Vodaphone have signed an exclusive carrier deal with Dell.

These devices are all way too expensive for what they are. Hold back and watch their prices plummet. I would not pay more than £150-175 for one of these. Period!!! Good luck for those who purchase, but I believe you are throwing your ££ away.

xmal

xmal;2895841
These devices are all way too expensive for what they are. Hold back and watch their prices plummet. I would not pay more than £150-175 for one of these. Period!!! Good luck for those who purchase, but I believe you are throwing your ££ away.

xmal

Hold back and miss out. Our 4211 has easily earnt it's money already.

Everybody keeps banging on 'yeh but its only $349 in the states' but it not the same model. So unless you are going to Alaska or a few other states you will pay local tax on the $399 so say $420 well thats £230 rather than £280 so its only £50 more so not as bad as everybody is making it sound.

I'm sure they are just grabbing the people who will impulse buy first then after xmas they will drop the price a little. I'm sure it wont be too long before the Linux one will be available on a free delivery with 5% off code and quidco making it about £220 then suddenly It will we 1000 degrees.

termite;2896867

Hold back and miss out. Our 4211 has easily earnt it's money already.



Early adopters always pay more. If your 4211 has paid its way then great, but you have paid a premium for the privilege. I am directing my comments to mainstream.

xmal

overpriced.

xmal;2897725

Early adopters always pay more. If your 4211 has paid its way then great, … Early adopters always pay more. If your 4211 has paid its way then great, but you have paid a premium for the privilege. I am directing my comments to mainstream.xmal



People who buy what they want, at the going rate when they want it, will always win.

termite;2890027

It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.No … It is easier to upgrade because they have left more features off.No camera as standard etc.


[FONT=arial][SIZE=2]Integrated 1.3MP Camera [Included in Price][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=arial][FONT=arial][SIZE=2]4-cell 2200AHr Battery [Included in Price] 2200AHr that's one hell of a huge battery!!!! Presumably this should be 2200mAHr? Half the size of the Asus.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[/FONT]

termite;2909843

People who buy what they want, at the going rate when they want it, will … People who buy what they want, at the going rate when they want it, will always win.



Yes, agreed, but this is a BARGAIN site.

xmal;2914601

Yes, agreed, but this is a BARGAIN site.



Exactly, and saving 50 odd quid by buying the MSI Wind I wanted, but with Advent written on it, was a bargain.
Hats off to the good people who post here.

Your statement that people who pay more than £175 for this sort of thing are throwing money away, is just plain daft.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;2896913

Everybody keeps banging on 'yeh but its only $349 in the states' but it … Everybody keeps banging on 'yeh but its only $349 in the states' but it not the same model. So unless you are going to Alaska or a few other states you will pay local tax on the $399 so say $420 well thats £230 rather than £280 so its only £50 more so not as bad as everybody is making it sound.



I've priced this up on the US Dell site spec for spec and in good ol' USA they want £305 with all the taxes :whistling:
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