I have not yet purchased a Mini 9, but since October I have been following it quite closely, reading like crazy on this website in the forums and watching youtube vids about it and I still don't know if the Mini 9 will preform well enough for my habits. So... what I want it for is to replace the laptop I leave on the coffee table that drives my wife insane, but with the mini 9 its small enough to be out of the way. So below are the specs on my laptop to aid you in answering if the mini 9 is right for me, all I use my laptop for is internet surfing, movie streaming, music (itunes), and utorrent downloads. I don't game on it or use any heavy programs, but when I surf the net I surf 4+ pages back and forth at a time pretty quickly, I am also no apposed to upgrading the mini 9 either, I was already looking into ram, runcore harddrive and wireless n card, etc. The mini 9 just arrived boxing week @ our best buy so I finally had a chance to try it out, I found it really sluggish, but I do fully understand its full of crap out of the box and running xp compressed with all kinds of virus protection and what not. But I have been back there 3 time playing with it trying to make my choice, and if I buy it straight from Dell before Jan. 9 I save $110 + tax on the selection I've made. So any info or advise would be much appreciated.
My Currant Laptop is
Gateway Gaming FX
intel Centrino Dual Core
4 Gig of Ram
160 gig 7200Rpm hard drive
Ati Graphics card with 512 of its own ram
all running Vista Prem. 64 bit
Thanks for your time... also this site is amazing source of information for a Mini 9 owner.