Meet the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook: Not too shabby


Dearest social butterfly,

Dell wants you to know that is has just the netbook for you, the Inspiron Mini 9. The default operating system is Ubuntu, with some sort of customized Dell interface. Other than that, it’s a netbook. You know what that means.

The base price is a more-than-reasonable $350, and for that you get a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB solid state drive, and built-in Wi-Fi. The display doesn’t look too bad, either, coming in at 8.9 inches. You really would have to see the diaply in person to make a proper judgment call, though.

And if Linux isn’t your thing, you can always upgrade to Windows XP. You might want to up the RAM if you’re headed in that direction.

Would you hate me if I admit that it actually doesn’t look half-bad?