Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is here

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    Interesting, the thing about Dell is that it at least helps drive prices down... :eek:

    Would like to see Apple's version next week? (or next month with the computers?)

    oh boy, ask us Mini users and others in the forum about this one... :eek:
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    It definitely does, I got my aspire one for $349, $50 less just two weeks ago when Dell said to enter the market, I do own them some thanks :)
     
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    I use this one on a Packard Bell driving a 1280x800 screen and feels OK, even for games. Maybe I'm not too demanding :)
     
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    Everybody and their brother seems to jumping on the Netbook bandwagon this year. But if Dell announces a an integrated 3G card for their Netbook that could heat the Netbook market up even more...
     
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    I think it has to do with currently buying a NEW computer with the 950... :eek:
     
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    You plan on doing much gaming on an ultraportable?
     
  8. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    950 is fine with old games such as Heroes 3, Heroes 4, Diablo 2, etc
     
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    Ever try watching iTunes Videos with a GMA950 on Windows? Skipping frames... :eek:

    I would think AT LEAST an X3100 as common as they are in this day and age...
     
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    Please find another chipset paired with the Atom them. :rolleyes:
     
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    I guess you get what you pay for... :rolleyes:
     
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    The burden of proof lies on you.
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    There ya go... :D
     
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    Amusing but I can't seem to find that chipset available for the Atom.

    My Socket P Merom is another story though.
     
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    Apple MacBook Mini????

    I know more than a few people who would jump on a Apple Mini. They, as well as myself, cannot justify a desktop and a notebook. I'm willing to bet there are also a lot of potential customers who might use a MiniBook for their only computing device. Students perhaps?

    I'm sure Apple has already done market research to determine viability and hopefully we will see one soon.

    I find it interesting that minis started popping up before a market for them even existed.
     
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    ^^^ Apple's gonna one-up all these companies with an OS X Touch based tablet... :eek:
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    For $399?

    The touchpad size bothers me on this new Mini 9 but I haven't had a chance to use it in person.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I would LOVE to see one of these for OS X.

    I heard OS X runs decent on the EEE PC(Tiger better then leopard, so perhaps a standard 2Gb of RAM would work)


    Nice to see some main stream Ubuntu love! To bad it doesn't ship same time as XP one.
     
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    I'm going to snap one of these up with Ubuntu on it. My wife has an EeePC, and she loves it. As a bonus, the idiots at TSA think it's a portable DVD player, so she never has to take it out at checkpoints.

    My only complaint is that PC manufacturers seem to love the old school analog VGA port. If the Mac Mini has DVI, it can't be horribly expensive to do away with VGA.
     
  21. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    oh, im so regret my honesty! I always took mine out voluntarily... :)
     
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    Heh - be careful! My wife hates the TSA with a passion, so she has no problem sticking it to the man! :)
     
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    Hopefully apple will come out with a machine like this. I thought the rumors last winter were it, but that turned out to be the air. Maybe by mwsf, when there are dual core atoms available. I can always hope, right?
     
  24. chewietobbacca macrumors 6502

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    It's an actually pretty decent looking Dell

    This or an Aspire One would be pretty nice. Ubuntu is awesome

    The EEE really started something didn't it..
     
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    I'm really looking at one of these. My Mom is looking for a cheap laptop and if I can upsell her on one of the bigger Dell's I'll piggy back on her order for the $99 deal (I'll give her $150 or something to offset the cost on her laptop order, plus extend her my government employee discount).

    I give it about a week before the OSX86 guys have Tiger on this. :)
     

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