So I finally bought myself a dell mini 9 tonight! Totally pumped! After scouring the dell outlet site for days I finally grabbed one. First stroke of luck tonight was finding a $100 Dell Gift Card on ebay for $80 buy it now + Live.com cashback. Then I grabbed a Black Mini 9 with ubuntu, 4gbssd, 1gb ram, and 1.3mp cam for $189 before tax. This was very close to my "ideal" setup as the only other thing I wanted was BT
but thats easily fixed. Total after tax was $200.34 which works out to $173.14 when you figure in the live.com cashback and the $20 I saved on the gift card.
So now I just need to pick up an SSD
and 2gb ram stick and OSX. I can get OSX through work for $96+ tax or I can get the "Mac Box" with iWork and iLife for $129 (retail OSX price). Part of me is thinking I should go for the mac box as its a great deal but I don't know if I'll use anything included besides keynote and pages... even still it may be worth it. Ideas?
Also, any deals out there for SSD
/Ram combos? I know there was a deal on the 32gb super talent but that went from something like $85 up to $98 shipped which is still reasonable. I think I might wait a couple days.
What about bluetooth? I am thinking of just grabbing the dealextreme dongle for $3 or so and seeing if I use it... worst case I can always order the parts for the internal if the dongle becomes a hassle.
Sorry to ramble on but I'm really excited!