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Default NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 03:26 AM

Check this out, the Vostro with the nice black bezels, is $199 NEW, WITH Bluetooth, 8gb SSD, AND .3mp cam. Now that is a bargain!

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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 04:01 AM

I literally just ordered a Dell Mini 9 (new) from Dell EPP a few hours ago! The only difference between the Vostro and my configuration is 0.3MP webcam vs 1.3MP webcam (I'm replacing RAM and SSD anyhow, so 512MB vs. 1GB makes the 512MB better). The price difference is ideally $437 vs. the $468 I paid, a $31 premium for a 1.3MP webcam (and the included 1GB RAM). :x Oh well.

Question: the only difference is the cosmetic one, in that the LCD bezel and palmrest are black instead of silver? If that's all there is, then I'm not really that broken up about it. Yes, black=cool, but I knew that as soon as I ordered, something better would come along. Plus, I can feel some satisfaction that I have a 1.3MP webcam vs. the 0.3MP. Still, $31...


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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 04:11 AM

Nice find, thanks for posting this!

I'm putting my order in ASAP. This will save me a ton of money over upgrading my Mini to BT and black bezels!
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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 04:43 AM

Not available in Canada as yet and USA Dell does not ship up here ... much sadness. :cry:


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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 04:49 AM

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I literally just ordered a Dell Mini 9 (new) from Dell EPP a few hours ago! The only difference between the Vostro and my configuration is 0.3MP webcam vs 1.3MP webcam (I'm replacing RAM and SSD anyhow, so 512MB vs. 1GB makes the 512MB better). The price difference is ideally $437 vs. the $468 I paid, a $31 premium for a 1.3MP webcam (and the included 1GB RAM). :x Oh well.

Question: the only difference is the cosmetic one, in that the LCD bezel and palmrest are black instead of silver? If that's all there is, then I'm not really that broken up about it. Yes, black=cool, but I knew that as soon as I ordered, something better would come along. Plus, I can feel some satisfaction that I have a 1.3MP webcam vs. the 0.3MP. Still, $31...
I would so try to cancel that order. They probably have a return policy as well. I would def do it for this ultra sleek vostro.... I was looking at this today at work and this 199 option was not available... This will run the runcore ssd and mac os x exactly the same as the mini right?? If so, I'm in.
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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 04:58 AM

Hmm, it doesn't say glossy screen for the a90.... Don't tell me it's not glossy... Just don't.
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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 05:06 AM

If the A90 is going for $200 new, should be a steal once they show up in the outlet!


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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 05:28 AM

Anyone know what Bluetooth via USB I/F means? Still internal, or a dongle? Not sure why it would have a dongle when the Mini9 is internal, but seems odd...


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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 05:34 AM

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Anyone know what Bluetooth via USB I/F means? Still internal, or a dongle? Not sure why it would have a dongle when the Mini9 is internal, but seems odd...

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... #wp1179885

Bluetooth is internal same as Mini.
Infact, there is no hardware diff between Mini/A90 short of the BIOS which is also cross-compatible...


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Default Re: NOOOOOO! Vostro is here...and its CHEAP! - 04-18-2009, 05:36 AM

That is great news. I have to buy one now.... If everything is the same and I can upgrade to runcore with mac os x install.... It's perfect.
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