it was all between the HP 1000, the mini 12, and 9.
I was disappointed with the mini 12. I thought for $50 more they culd have put a decent processor in, like a duo core. I was after a sub AU$1000 laptop that was as easy and portable as the Sony 11" and that the battery life would last as long. therefore I picked the Dell mini 9, knowing full well its easy to upgrade, and i can whack on a 9 cell battery. Like i said it has to be portable I clock up 150 miles of train traveling round the city a day! and i wanted something to keep me quiet on thoose 1 hour train journeys.