Aw, man. Good news, bad news. The good news is that the Dell Mini 12 is now available. The bad news is that it starts at $549, the one gigabyte of RAM isn’t upgradeable, and your only choice for an operating system is Vista Home Basic.
There are three models available for $549, $599, and $678, respectively. The lowest-end has a 1.33GHz Atom CPU, 40GB hard drive, and a three cell battery. The other two have 1.6GHz processors, six cell batteries, and 60GB or 80GB hard drives.
Other than that, the normally-fun process of customizing your Dell machine isn’t too involved. I’ll go on record and say that the non-upgradeable one gigabyte of RAM and only offering Windows Vista Basic is going to keep plenty of people away from this machine. It’s a shame, too. I was looking forward to this little guy.