Dell Mini 9 Discussion Discussion on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
05-16-2009, 11:52 PM
Normally, I HATE Dell computers, but the DM9 is a very pleasant exception.
#2: Alpine White Mini 9 | 2 GB Kingston HyperX CL3 | 32 GB Runcore IV | 32 GB Transcend | 0.3 MP Webcam | BT | Sound & Mic Fix | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 351 | A07
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Join Date: May 2009
05-17-2009, 06:54 AM
I like Dell. I have about 4 Dell laptops now, and Mini netbook will be my 5th.
First let me say. Aren't we a little bias here?.. hence this Forum is ahem..Dell Mini.
I am sure if you venture to Asus eee, and ask the same question. They will tell you that Asus is better.
But anyway, the service and reliability of this product is impeccable, therefore, I am very loyal to the product. Also, I buy most of my laptops through Outlet and so far, I have no problem at all.
(my 2cents worth)
Join Date: Mar 2009
05-17-2009, 05:24 PM
At my work we bough one AspireOne, Dell Mini9 and EEEPC 901. Out of all of them I like the Dell the most. We did however decide to buy 30+ AspireOnes for our client, as the machines uses a normal 2.5" HDD which will help us replace the hardware if it breaks. Also the Aspire was a little cheaper at the time of purchase.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cincy, OH
05-17-2009, 11:09 PM
No fan, most of my other computers,laptops, and pdas are Dells, and I got mine for under $200. I used to have a 2g surf. The 901 has an excellent forum especially for people interested in modding though.
UMPC: Fujitsu Lifebook 1120 Touchscreen, ext battery
PPC: Dell Axim X51v Lenny's wm 6.5 Alpha 2 Innopocket Mag Case, Dell Axim X30 624 mhz,
Smartphone: Nokia E61
Join Date: Jan 2009
05-17-2009, 11:33 PM
1. price ( getting the refurb is a great way to go!)
2. upgradability. memory, storage wifi.
3. no moving parts and quiet.
4. OS support. Windows, Linux, macosx
5. this thing fits in the door pockets in my car.
For casual web surfing it's great. If you can adjust to a smaller keyboard, that has some keys in odd places it's great. If you are looking for a primary use laptop, go bigger.
Dell Mini 9 - White 2GB RAM 32GB RunCore OSX 10.5.7, AirportExtreme, BT
Join Date: Apr 2009
05-18-2009, 09:01 AM
I owned an Eeepc 701 and a 900HA. I loved the 701, but the screen was only 800x600, which hurts for viewing certain web pages that assume 1024 pixel width (i.e. the New York Times). That's largely why I bought the 900HA (the 160gb HD was a nice plus, but i must confess I like the idea of a netbook with no moving p arts like my 701).
The 900HA is a bit of a brick, though, not as small and sleek as the 701. Keyboard's a bit better, but not that much better.
When I saw the Mini 9 in a Best Buy I knew I had to have one. It was thinner than the 900HA while no wider. It was an SSD only machine, which meant a return to the thing I liked best about the 701. Even better, it had a keyboard that I adored. Yes, the apostrophe is located in a godawful region you have to mount a full expedition (with pack mules and a week of supplies) to get to, but the size of the keys actually allowed for comfortable typing, unlike the Asus machines. And I spend most of my time typing on my computers.
So when Dell was having one of their super secret $199 blowouts I leaped at the opportunity. After adding bluetooth my Mini 9 came in a $240 shipped, which is pretty good for a machine with an 8 Gig ssd.
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