Originally Posted by holmes4
Dell does now offer extended batteries for its current models. They abandoned the Mini 9 before they could get to that. The non-Dell battery issue is just their general way of making it difficult to use non-Dell accessories.
And that is how Dell has lost my business. My original battery has died just a few days out of warranty, got a replacement battery from a third party, and it was a mess. I had to downgrade to A00 in order for the replacement battery to work.
Now I am on the market for a new netbook. Dell has good deals, but I got burned once and I won't trust the brand anymore. In the meantime, I have changed by laptop, my desktop and of course, none of them is Dell. Too bad, because before this experience I was quite happy with Dell, although my first laptop had already had some problems just out of warranty (that time it was the hard drive).
I am a Texan, I should love Dell because it's based in Austin, but they have to learn to earn and maintain the trust of their customers. Good bye, Dell!