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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
09-19-2009, 12:54 AM
Welcome to the forum! There are used Mini 9s for sale in our for-sale section, and periodically Dell offers another group of them, or its twin the Vostro A90. In fact, there's such an offer going on right now.
As for upgrading, the RunCore SSDs are good - the new SuperTalents are almost as fast.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Apr 2009
09-19-2009, 02:25 AM
As mentioned above, the Mini 9 and its twin, the Vostro A90, have been offered for sale several times from Dell, after the Mini 9 was discontinued. The Vostro A90 deal, also mentioned above, is especially awesome, although the lack of Windows may be a deal breaker.
They're also available refurbished from the official Dell Outlet, that's where I got mine. Sign up for the Dell coupon emails here. 15% off coupons are common, but it can be hard to find what you're looking for in the Outlet, and when good deals pop up, they don't last long.
Also, you mention "wireless access". Do you mean cellular internet? I can't help you there. My Mini 9 just has the standard WiFi (like at a coffee shop).
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Sep 2009
09-19-2009, 03:08 AM
Thanks for the welcomes. I think this site has pushed me over the deep end. Maybe. In following the various links about, I ended up at techdealdigger.com, which was advertising the Vostro. I had already been to Dell many times, have looked the outlet over thoroughly, and just had configured and saved a Vostro. Heck, I know it's ridiculous, but after seeing all the colors other minis came in, plain black just didn't appeal. But then I ended up on techdealdiggers hot laptop deals page
Cheap Laptop Computer Deals from TechDealDigger.com | Cheap Laptops
and the deal on the Mini 9 offered a few weeks ago was listed, having been entered 10 days ago. It was for Ubuntu, 4GB SSD and $199. I followed the link and it brought me to the configuration page...there is not a choice of operating systems, but there is of colors, and for an additional $40 I could choose red, $5 which goes to charity. There is the opportunity to upgrade to 16 GB SSD...
My thought was that after the first attempt to configure or use the page, it would be redirected to a "not in use" page, but that did not happen. I chose red, agonized over the SSD, but after some research decided to stay at 4GB and get 32 GB ($119) or 64GB (a little over $200) to install. I have the Windows XP disk from the old Compaq desktop hand-me-down I used between Dell desktops which I will attempt to install. I wish I knew how to get all the crap off of it before it installs.
So....I have a confirmed order e-mail for a red Dell Mini to arrive around Oct 5. I also ordered a Logitech V220 ruby red mouse. That was 29 bucks. The Mini 9 came in at $269, the only upgrades being the red color (a whopping $40), bluetooth, and upgrading the webcam.
It did NOT include free shipping however, that only applies to laptops that cost $699 or more.
So....I'm feeing pretty good, but am just waiting for the shoe to drop, when a human actually looks at this order and says ...."we don't have those anymore!!"
Join Date: Aug 2009
09-20-2009, 12:38 AM
Well i was selling mine for $200ish http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/sale...-mini-9-a.html good luck'
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Rolla, MO
09-26-2009, 06:55 AM
Btw, if you're interested here's a deal for a 32gb ssd (the fast of the two models 40/80) for the mini9 for $93.55 shipped.
Super Talent 32GB MLC Half Mini 2 PCIe SSD for Dell Mini 9 & 12 $93.55 + Free S/H - SlickDeals.net Forums
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