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News Dell drops Mini 9 range

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Lucky i got my order in for this on friday :)

    I was tempted by the 10 inch model, but the screen was a lower res, and it was bigger. Didn't see much point, maybe when i'm 80 and my eyesight is shot i might need a bigger screen!
     
  3. Narishma

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    My ideal size for a netbook would be something like 12" or 13" with a 1280x800 resolution. I have a 10" one and sometimes I wish it was a bit larger, especially when programming or on some websites where you have to scroll horizontally.

    As far as I'm concerned, if it's less than $500 and less than 15" it's a netbook.
     
  4. Bursar

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    A guy at work tried to order a mini-9 and it took a couple of months of broken promises and failed deliveries before he could get anything done. In the end, Dell told him that they couldn't cancel his order or refund him until the laptop had been delivered. Once he had it, he could return. Ofcourse the problem was getting it in the first place!

    Had he walked into PC World, he could have picked one off the shelf.
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    For a netbook, 9 inches seems ideal to me. Shame they are getting rid of it.
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    <$350 and 10" is what a netbook is in my book. They're getting rarer by the day...
     
  7. pendragon

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    that's a shame.. oh well, 10" is probably the perfect netbook size.. anything larger is not a netbook

    Ars sums their use up nicely What netbooks are for
     
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    Yep, larger than 10" != netbook.

    MS and Intel set a standard and I think they're right even it seems to be forced upon the market. Oh, and the Dell is not a real loss, is it?
     
  9. Dreaming

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    so what is 10" - 12" then? I would say 13" is definitely laptop, but there is a grey area of overlap between the two.
     
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    Sub-notebook. For years <13" was sub-notebook or ultra-portable. Now we have netbooks from 7" all the way to 12"... :rolleyes:
     
  11. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Shame, the little dells looked quite nice. I bought an Acer Aspire One (9") for less money, with a better spec. Love it. Netbooks are < 10" !
     
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    Love my Mini 9, just wish it ran at 1024 x 768 for out of the box compatibility with older stuff rather than 1024 x 600, but it's a minor gripe.
     
  13. SubtleOne

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    They didn't really drop it. They just renamed the Mini 9 to the Vostro A90.
     
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    Vostro was business only last time I checked. Did they change that then?
     
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