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Default Is the Mini 9 being discontinued? - 05-18-2009, 08:10 PM

I was on the forum and they were talking about how the Mini 10v seems to be replacing the soon to be discontinued Mini 9. Is this true? I haven't heard that yet.

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Default 05-18-2009, 09:18 PM

I think it'd be strange to discontinue the Mini 9 when they just introduced the Vostro A90, which is a rebadged Mini 9.

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Default 05-18-2009, 09:31 PM

They might move to selling the Mini 9 exclusively under the Vostro labeling (known as their budget line) and selling the 10, 10v, and 12 under their current labels for a slightly higher price.
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Default 05-18-2009, 09:40 PM

The size of the mini 9 is just awesome. I can see them discontinuing the current design and opting for a larger keyboard and screen that maximizes the real estate of mini 9's dimensions. Still, having a small portable netbook is too good to not sell!
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Default 05-18-2009, 11:00 PM

For now, the 9 is still current. My personal belief is that the 10v is meant to replace the 9, but I could be mistaken. Most of the competition has given up on 8.9" screens - 10.1" is the new norm. But given the apparent strong sales of the 9, Dell would probably keep it going for a while unless they had a direct replacement. I note that the 10v is, in design, very much like the 9, unlike the 10 (no v).

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Default 05-18-2009, 11:42 PM

I, too suspect that the 9" form factor is destined to go the way of the dodo. Which is sad because I'm a huge fan. I don't think I'd own a 10" notebook as well as a 12" notebook... they're just too close in size. But a 9" notebook is a nice complement to a 12" notebook. You definitely use them for different things.
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