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Dell Inspiron mini 9-Inch (Intel® Atom Processor 1.6 Ghz , 1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 8GB Solid State Drive, Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition) Black

by Dell
3.4 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
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  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 8GB Hard Drive
  • 8.9-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 950
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
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Product Description

Dell Inspiron mini 9 - Black , Intel® Atom Processor® N270 1.6 Ghz , 1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 8GB Solid State Drive, EXTERNAL Portable CD/DVD-RW, Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Wireless 802.11g Mini Card, Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 8.9 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
RAM 1 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 533 MHz
Hard Drive 8 GB
Graphics Coprocessor GMA
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Graphics Media Accelerator950
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3 hours
Brand Name Dell
Series Inspiron
Item model number N270
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.1 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.13 x 6.77 x 1.06 inches
Color black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Flash Memory Size 16 GB
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC
Voltage 240 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B0024MB1A0
Customer Reviews
3.4 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #27,620 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,996 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 1.5 pounds
Date First Available September 25, 2008

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When I saw the Eee PC's, I knew I would eventually get one, or some other kind of netbook. This Dell is a dream, and it does the basic stuff I want-- email, web, video playback, iTunes, and word processing. This is not a gaming PC, something for graphics or modeling software, not for any kind of software that takes up a lot of RAM and processing power, and it's probably not suitable as a main PC for most people. It's a glorified PDA for people who want something more than a PDA, but love the portability. That said, if this is making your mouth water and doesn't sound like a step backward in technology, you've come to the right place.

I looked into the Dell Mini 12s, but decided against one because they're simply not as portable. The Mini 12 has a bigger screen, keyboard and hard drive space, but that also makes the PC bigger and less portable. The Mini 9's smaller keyboard will require a bit of adjustment, epecially if you use the F keys very much since they're integrated with the second row of letter keys. I don't have a problem with the size of the screen, but I can see how some might. Try to look at one of these in person before you buy if you think it might be an issue.

The Mini 9 will handle 2GB of RAM, but it can only be shipped with up to 1GB because of the software license with Windows XP. Thank you Miscrosoft for another slap in the face! I mean, anything's better than getting a machine with Vista on it, but REALLY. Dell also put the RAM cap on the Mini9s with Ubuntu, which really makes no sense... Anyway, it's nothing to pop open the cover, put in your extra GB of RAM, close it, and have the zippiest little netbook around. (I think it will handle a 4GB stick, but then you're looking at power and heat issues.
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I've been looking for something like this for years to chronicle my motorcycle trips.
I was loathe to give up saddlebag space to a full-size laptop and worried that the heat, dust and vibration of motorcycle travel would kill a laptop with a conventional hard disk drive.
So I started out with travel journals, but I had to wait until I got home to blog my trip stories.
Then, five years ago, I tried blogging from the road with a Palm Treo 300. It was barely adequate. I stepped up to a Treo 600, and then the 700p, but even with the accessory fold-out keyboards, it was still a chore to write blog entries and manage my e-mail. And while the cameras have improved, they're still pretty bad.
I miss the 3G connectivity with the Mini 9, but Wifi hotspots are becoming more plentiful and it's getting easier to find them, especially if you have the AT&T deal with Starbucks or McDonald's.
The SSD (solid state drive) seems perfect for motorcycle travel, since it has no moving parts and is, therefore, less vulnerable to damage from vibration.
The 1GB of RAM and 8GB of SSD capacity are plenty, assuming you don't junk the Mini 9 up with lots of software. And there isn't any reason to do that, considering that you can do all of your email, word processing, spreadsheets, calendars, and other office-type functions up in "the cloud" with Google Apps.
I found the Internet Explorer browser's menu bars took up too much screen real estate, so I installed Google's streamlined Chrome browser that lets me see more of the web pages at a glance. I also avoid loading up the SSD by using an 8GB SanDisk thumb drive as a D: drive.
I'm not much for touchpads - the Mini 9's touchpad works fine, I'm just not a touchpad guy - so I use a wireless optical mouse.
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I am writing this review from my Dell Mini 9 with 1 gig ram, 8 gig solid state hard drive, running Windows XP. The keyboard is smaller than full sized, but very easy to touch type with. The atom processor and 1 gig of ram handle running XP without a hitch. I loaded Microsoft Office Home/Student edition (minus OneNote) and it too runs fine. The MS Office suite was loaded using a $35 external USB CD drive I bought for this computer. Because this is a Windows computer, the new hardware was recognized and loaded automatically. The wireless connection works smoothly and seeks out a connection well. I have worked on secure networks and using public WiFi, all using the internet easily. The screen has excellent resolution. I can run music on the Media Player, browse the internet and edit word all at the same time.
An 8 gig hard drives seems small, but the built in SD card slot can act as your document storage. I dumped much of the pre-loaded programs that I would never use which leaves nearly 2 gigs on the built in hard drive. I have 35 albums, almost 4 gigs of photos and a bunch of documents on the 16 gig SD card and I still 8 gigs of room for more there. I write documents to the card using a Windows briefcase that syncs with back-ups on my desktop.
If you are looking for a simple laptop/travel computer, this is a good choice.
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This unit is great for sitting on the couch and checking email and general browsing. I hated holding the heavy 15" laptop while try to do simple things like this.

It was also bought for a second laptop so when the primary is in the hands of my wife, I had something to use. I figure this is great for taking out of town.

My young daughter is now taking ownership of it. She thinks the size is perfect for her.

So far, I love it. It is light with incredible battery life. I got the Linux Ubuntu software instead of the Windows Vista. It is about the same navigation as Windows and learning curve is next to nothing. Instead of Internet Explorer, it comes with Firefox which is superior browser. Linux is even better than Apple's OS; I am impressed.

Configuring the mini into my wireless network was a breeze.

I looked at the ACER in a Staples store and did not like it. The DELL screen is much better quality.

Take a look at the DELL OUTLET for these units also. I paid 279 dollars plus shipping and tax for "Previously Ordered" Mini 9. I upgraded the RAM myself to 2 Gig from Crucial for about 32 dollars. I bought a SDHC 8 Gig card to supplement the 4Gig internal storage.
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