Dell is expected to launch it new mini-laptop tomorrow, and Chippy at UMPC Portal has gotten his hands on what appears to be a product sheet for the new computer. It holds a few surprises:
- The laptop will be known as the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, not the Inspiron Mini or the Inspiron 910 as previously reported
- There will be three versions, but the cheapest model will be $349, not $299 as previously reported
Otherwise, it looks like all three versions will come with solid state memory, an Intel Atom CPU and an 8.9 inch screen, which I assume will display 1024 x 600 pixels. The lightest will weigh in at 2.28 pounds.
The $349 and $399 versions will run Ubuntu 8.04 Linux and will have 512MB of RAM, while the $449 model will have twice the RAM and will run Windows XP SP3.
The cheapest model lacks a webcam and has a 4GB solid state disk, which is half the size of the SSD in the other two units.
So what do you think? At $349, are you still excited about the Dell Inspiron 9? Or would you rather buy a $329 Acer Aspire One?