Should have my Mini 9 in my hands tomorrow. Ordered from the outlet. Obsidian Black, WinXP, 1G, 8G SSD
, 1.3MP camera. Can't wait to see the looks on my co-workers faces when I pull out my tiny computer (had it shipped to the office).
I browsed the netbooks at Circuit City in preparation for getting my wife's buy-in on it. She thought they were pretty cool, maybe something that would work in the kitchen. I pointed out that with my existing USB GPS unit and software (Streets and Trips 2009 arrived today from Dell's electronics store) it would make a pretty nice in-vehicle GPS. I was at a loss after that for really practical uses. :-)
Anyway, after I told her I pulled the trigger on the Mini, she started making plans for what she was going to do with our (?) computer. Sigh.
So, seeing how Sunday (when I ordered my Mini) was our anniversary, and she sounds pretty hip on the unit, I just pulled the trigger again. Her Alpine White Mini 9 (same specs) should be here by the weekend if all goes well. At least with her unit, I obtained a 15% off coupon code (thanks to the coupon code thread here), putting hers at $203 plus tax (mine was $239 - 2% discount for using my DFS card).
So, if I have to pose a question (this is the questions forum, after all) - anyone know why the XP units with only 512 MB go for more than the 1 Gig units in the outlet? Thought that rather strange.