Dell Mini

By | March 18th, 2009

This is a comprehensive guide to Dell Mini – Netbooks. Old saying is “Need is the mother of Invention“; same goes for netbooks. Most people use laptops for small, light processing tasks i.e. checking emails, browsing web, watching multimedia and portability. This category of users were wasting the processing capabilities of the laptop as well as carrying extra load on their shoulders. Netbooks were introduced to target these kinds of users; to provide the machine they need, having less weight, price and size!

Keeping up the pace, Dell also introduced it’s Mini Netbooks. Let’s review Dell  Inspiron Mini 9 in detail.


Specs & Price:

The starting price is $250 with the following specs

  • Intel® Atom Processor® N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
  • Ubuntu Linux version 8.04.1
  • 512MB DDR2 at 533MHz
  • 4GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
  • Wireless 802.11g Mini Card
  • 32WHr Battery (4 cell)

And can go upto $415 with:

  • Intel® Atom Processor® N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
  • Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
  • 1GB DDR2 at 533MHz
  • 16GB Solid State Drive
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 capability
  • Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam
  • 32WHr Battery (4 cell)

There are different combination in-between to suit your use and pocket 😛


Although the specs seems to be very low, the real price you are giving is for the size. It’s small, very small. You can easily put it in a pouch and carry with your one hand.






Can be used for:

  • Using Internet
  • Playing songs, Movies
  • Using for Office (Word, Excel)
  • Giving presentations on it

Cannot be used for:

  • Gaming (you can play FreeCell and Solitaire :D)
  • Storing songs, movies, etc
  • Installing Vista
  • Running heavy software


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