Today Dell has released the long awaited Inspiron Mini 9.
Initially the Inspiron Mini 9 is only available pre-installed with XP(in either black or white) but an Ubuntu-powered Mini 9 is only a few weeks away, as are additional colors. Starting price for the XP model is $399, while the Ubuntu model will cost only $349.
Here's the spec:
Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Wireless 802.11g Mini Card
32WHr Battery (4 cell)
For the XP model 1GB or RAM comes as standard, while for Ubuntu you only get 512MB. Storage comes in the form of 4GB (Ubuntu only), 8GB and 16GB solid state drives. Oh, and there's no webcam on the Ubuntu mode.
Fully-loaded the XP version comes in at $559 (before a $45 instant saving), while a fully kitted out Ubuntu version costs $519 (no instant saving offered on the Ubuntu version, making the XP version cheaper ...).