Originally I ordered an Asus 901, but after 6 weeks of no stock, I cancelled and bought the Dell Mini 9 on the day it was released in the UK. Likes: Small size - it could fit into my camera bag quite comfortably. Light weight - ditto above, and it is comfortable to hold at odd angles with one...Read the full review →
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It has all of the features I like about a hacker's device: Good driver support, cheap price, easy access to the most important upgradable hardware. Since my purchase, I upgraded the memory (can be updated to 2gb, despite some of the vendor's claims of 1gb in order to qualify for XP),...Read the full review →
I actually own 2 of these - both 16gb models, and I have had a chance to use them extensively. My review may not be as kind as some of the others here. The good: Size is just about perfect for me. I don't care to lug around a big laptop, and I'm not doing much more than email, using...Read the full review →
Got mine on a whim when it went on sale and hearing all the Hackintosh discussions. The linux setup which came with the computer worked really well but I was set on turning mine into a Mac. The installation was really easy despite Ryan's comments saying it was complicated. Finding the...Read the full review →
I love my black Dell Inspiron Mini 9. It has run well with Crunchbang Linux, Kubuntu and my latest O/S is Ubuntu 10.04 UNR (Ubuntu Netbook Release) in beta at present but running well. Ubuntu is cost free and open source and this O/S has an outstanding user community. My Mini 9 has had...Read the full review →
Installed Leopard on it surprisingly easily (haven't tried Snow Leopard yet though) and overall I've been pleased. The speed is OK - pretty relative to some white MacBooks I've used - and the screen is small but sharp. My only complaints are the small SSHD and the tiny quirky...Read the full review →
My dell mini will show you how! All time favorite and TRUE netbook. Not in production any more, but a handful available at the mydellmini forum for sale box. Worth every penny. SSD 's only, but that's the beauty of netbooks. If you really want one check here:...Read the full review →
I sold my 20" imac and 24" monitor and moved from San Francisco to London to study. I am a pretty big power user when it comes to my Macs. I am running OS X Snow Leopard on this Dell and it is my only computer in England. It has easily supported my needs the entire school year. Its fast...Read the full review →
Before you decide if you want the Mini 9, you have to be ready for the experience of owning a netbook in general. Netbooks are small, light, and cheap--but with the reduced price also comes less memory, less RAM, and a less powerful processor. If you're ready to accept the trade-off that...Read the full review →
On March 6th I ordered a Dell Mini 9 using my birthday money. Before I bought one I did my research a read a good bit of info from MyDellMini.com. I ordered mine from the outlet like was recommended. Ordering: I would recommend this form of ordering to anybody. There is one big advantage to...Read the full review →
This unit surprised me. I set it up for my wife, who really needed a very small computer to carry with her. This one came running Ubuntu in 512MB of memory on a 4GB SSD. Adding RAM and a bigger internal drive made a big difference in the performance. I partitioned the SSD with 14GB for...Read the full review →
Pros: -9" is the sweet spot for a netboook size. Very usable, even in tight spots. -Pretty light -Uses SSD, thus no worries of hard-drive crashing on the go. -RAM and SSD are user upgradeable -Comes in Linux or XP flavors -Runs Windows 7 fairly okay, even with only 1GB RAM and stock 16GB...Read the full review →
Trying to find an OS X netbook, I went with the Dell Mini 9. In retrospect I should have just kept with the 12 ibook. This isn't a bad system, especially when I opted for 2GB Ram and a 64GB SSD. I use this for E-Mail and web browsing, and found it was more a novelty than actual computer....Read the full review →
Pros: - No fan + SSD = no moving parts! Which means this is one quiet netbook. - Super light, extremely portable. - Real world battery life is good, 3 - 4 hrs of normal use (web browsing, music playback etc) - Keyboard is goodish (for a netbook, it's as good as you're gonna get)...Read the full review →