Dell seems to have some sort of love/hate relationship with the Inspiron Mini 9. After phasing out the 8.9 inch netbook a few months ago, the company brought the mini-computer back for a 4-day sale last month, and promised/threatened that this would be the last time the Mini 9 would be available.
But it turns out Dell had a change of heart. Because the Mini 9 is now available for order from Dell.com again, with an estimated ship date of August 24th. Sure, the netbook doesn’t show up when you select the Mini link in the Laptops section of the Del web site. But if you use the direct link, you can configure an Inspiron Mini 9 for the starting price of $299.