Dell Inspiron N270 1GB 8gb SSD Linux 8.9" Web Browser £194.77 @ Tesco + Quidco -£4.85 +Dbl club points
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Dell Inspiron N270 1GB 8gb SSD Linux 8.9" Web Browser £194.77 @ Tesco + Quidco -£4.85 +Dbl club points

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Found 1st Feb 2009Made hot 1st Feb 2009
Intel® AtomTM Processor (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Operating System
Ubuntu Linux version 8.04.1
Memory
Up to 1GB2 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Chipset
Intel® 945PM / GS Express Chipset
Graphics
Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
LCD Display
Glossy 8.9 inch backlit LED display (1024X600)
Audio and Speakers
One external speaker
Hard Drives
8GB configured with a Solid State drive and Ubuntu Linux.
Optical Drives
None
Ports
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
Power
4-cell 32WHr Li-Ion Battery
Camera
Optional 0.3MP
Wireless
Wi-Fi Options:
802.11g mini-card
Bluetooth Options:
Bluetooth® Internal (2.0) mini-card

20 Comments

it is a shame it only has a 8gb ssd

Quid co is a bit less (£4.85 i think) as its on the value minus vat @ 15%

still worth buying tho .. mines great ... easy to upgrade unlike some netbooks

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zoopakev;4248008

Quid co is a bit less (£4.85 i think) as its on the value minus vat @ … Quid co is a bit less (£4.85 i think) as its on the value minus vat @ 15%still worth buying tho .. mines great ... easy to upgrade unlike some netbooks



Changed it thanks, the club card point are worth £3.94 four times in deals so still a good price.

Today is the last day the Double-Points promotion runs...

direct.tesco.com/pro…076

...so if anyone is thinking of this netbook then order before midnight!

peterdg55;4246763

it is a shame it only has a 8gb ssd



Exactly, and 8.9" screen, 3 cell battery, glossy screen (love or hate), and a small right-hand shift key warning for touch typists otherwise good price. Looks good but a tad heavy, another selling point is good compatibility with Ubuntu Linux and hacked Mac OS X. Supposedly a Mini 10 is on the way.

I'll probably get a Samsung NC10, an extra £100 however 10" matte screen, 6 cell 6 hour battery life, 160GB HD, and large right-hand shift key. Downside Windows XP (love or hate) however will only be using for notes so I'll live, limited compatibility with Ubuntu Linux and hacked Mac OS X.

PizzaCake;4248973

Exactly, and 8.9" screen, 3 cell battery, glossy screen (love or hate), … Exactly, and 8.9" screen, 3 cell battery, glossy screen (love or hate), and a small right-hand shift key warning for touch typists otherwise good price. Looks good but a tad heavy, another selling point is good compatibility with Ubuntu Linux and hacked Mac OS X. Supposedly a Mini 10 is on the way.



the Dell's have a 4 cell battery

if you wanted to put xp on this, is there drivers available i cant see this on dell support?

These do about 3.5 hours battery life, which is pretty good given how cheap they are, and how small the unit is. The MSI Wind with the larger battery is about the same, but it's physically a fair bit thicker. Other cheapies like the Advent 4211 or the Acer One are typically about 2 hours.

I'm using one of these right now and I love it, I'm actually enjoying Linux and don't have any intention of installing Windows XP anymore. Bought a 16gb sd card from play.com to store my media and I'm going to use the 8gb ssd for programs, should have plenty of room.

Imo, for the price you pay this is a great deal, I've tried one of my mates NC10 and I wasn't blown away, they're very nice if you have an extra 100 quid to spend but I'm happy with my Dell purchase.

PizzaCake;4248973

Exactly, and 8.9" screen, 3 cell battery, glossy screen (love or hate), … Exactly, and 8.9" screen, 3 cell battery, glossy screen (love or hate), and a small right-hand shift key warning for touch typists otherwise good price. Looks good but a tad heavy, another selling point is good compatibility with Ubuntu Linux and hacked Mac OS X. Supposedly a Mini 10 is on the way.I'll probably get a Samsung NC10, an extra £100 however 10" matte screen, 6 cell 6 hour battery life, 160GB HD, and large right-hand shift key. Downside Windows XP (love or hate) however will only be using for notes so I'll live, limited compatibility with Ubuntu Linux and hacked Mac OS X.



Owning both, the NC10 is noticeably heavier and a fair bit bigger. Depending on what you need, the NC10 is a better keyboard and more like working on a 'standard' laptop.

Both are nice wee machines though! :thumbsup: Running Windows 7 on the NC10 and OSX on the Dell.

willi be able to use the hack osx on the mini 9 that i originally downloaded in case i bought the advent 4213

Original Poster

joeydawson;4255165

willi be able to use the hack osx on the mini 9 that i originally … willi be able to use the hack osx on the mini 9 that i originally downloaded in case i bought the advent 4213



Don't see why not

the HP Mini-note 2133 might be an alternative if the SSD puts you off, 189.97 + delivery @ ebuyer

Not Atom though

ebuyer.com/pro…008

[FONT="Verdana"]To answer one of the earlier posts, this netbook can run Windows XP with device driver support available off of the Dell UK website but also there's a user community site for Dell Mini 9/12 owners and listed below is the link to it.

It has a good forum in place covering the basics through to installing Mac OS X on a Dell Mini 9 to create a 'Hacintosh Netbook' along with hardware related topics as well.

MyDellMini - Dell Inspiron Mini Blog
mydellmini.com/

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

[FONT="Verdana"]Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook - Dell Device Drivers & Downloads Link (Dell UK)
support.euro.dell.com/sup…id=

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

is this any good for playing bingo on ect and just general internet things like booking hols ect

Original Poster

caroline072;4258336

is this any good for playing bingo on ect and just general internet … is this any good for playing bingo on ect and just general internet things like booking hols ect



Yes thats what they are designed for surfing the web.

Just had one of these delivered yesterday - fantastic little bit of kit I have to say.

It was thanks to Scotty Boy's post on another thread that listed the most recent Netbook deals on HUKD that helped a great deal (kudos to OP too!) :thumbsup: nearly went for the asus eee 904 but the celeron & huge bezel around the screen and the-not-so-nice-looking-as-the-dell thing! :-D

In the end I went for this becasue of battery life, processor but ssd was the clincher - 8GB sounds not a lot but considering I now have Windows 7 vlite'd to under 4GB there's enough left over for programs etc + I have a 16GB SDHC for movies and so on - the acer one sdd is cheaper but has less ram and a not so great battery life.

Happy bunny.

titty;4323648

Just had one of these delivered yesterday - fantastic little bit of kit I … Just had one of these delivered yesterday - fantastic little bit of kit I have to say.It was thanks to Scotty Boy's post on another thread that listed the most recent Netbook deals on HUKD that helped a great deal (kudos to OP too!) :thumbsup: nearly went for the asus eee 904 but the celeron & huge bezel around the screen and the-not-so-nice-looking-as-the-dell thing! :-DIn the end I went for this becasue of battery life, processor but ssd was the clincher - 8GB sounds not a lot but considering I now have Windows 7 vlite'd to under 4GB there's enough left over for programs etc + I have a 16GB SDHC for movies and so on - the acer one sdd is cheaper but has less ram and a not so great battery life.Happy bunny.



[FONT="Verdana"]No probs mate, glad to have helped you out.

I had put together that compiled netbook deal post to help out the other members, as there were a lot who had missed out on the Asda Acer Aspire One Netbook deal - you wouldn't believe how many messages I had coming through about it! :w00t:

Not sure if you've already been on it but there's a fairly good user community for the Dell Inspiron Mini Netbooks, which has got a lot of very good information on it covering software through to hardware upgrades/repairs.

MyDellMini • Dell Inspiron Mini Blog
mydellmini.com/

Forum @ MyDellMini • Dell Inspiron Mini Blog
mydellmini.com/forum/

Sub-Forum @ MyDellMini • Dell Mini 9 Forums
mydellmini.com/for…tml

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

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