Today I get an email:
"Urgent update in regards to your Dell online order: We found there was a configuration error because THE 3Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis, is not compatible with the UBUNTU 8.0.4 you selected."
I called to verify the 6/24 delivery date. I was told the order was "In Production" for delivery on JULY 13.
I cancelled since there was no assurance that I would get it. They charged me $12.00 for the "free gift" USB key since I opened and reformatted. Fair enough.
Now I need to find a good NON GMA-500 chipset netbook that works with OSX and Ubuntu. Any ideas?
OK, I looked around and purchased a Samsung NC10-14GB 6 cell in Blue from Amazon with 2 DAY free Prime shipping for $399 + $29 for a 2 GB SODIMM. This seems a better deal than I could get from DELL. No HD screen, but I'll have to live without it. No sales tax either, which DELL does charge.
- 10.2" Wide, 1024 x 600 WSVGA , 220 nits
- Intel Atom processor N270, 1.6 GHz, 533 MHz Front Side Bus, 512 KB Level 2 Cache
- 160 GB, 2.5" SATA HD, 1 GB DDR2 800 MHz
- Intel 945GSE shared, 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 10/100 BaseTX LAN
- 6-Cell Lithium Ion, Genuine Microsoft XPÂ® Home with Service Pack 3, 1.3 Mega Pixel webcam, Kensington Key Lock, 1 year standard parts and labor, 2.8 lbs
Plus the NC10 has a regular easy access method of upgrading RAM. A little door on the bottom. This sure is something DELL needs on its design.
Good luck and enjoy your Mnin 10 if you can it.
Question: Why are there so many Mini 10s in the DELL Outlet store?