The Dell Vostro A90 netbook is basically just a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 dressed up in a dark, (like solid black) case. Yet for some reason, when Dell launched the Vostro A90 as a business class netbook in Japan, the company decided to charge ¥92,830 or about $998 for the mini-laptop, which is significantly more than Dell charges for the Inspiron Mini 9. Now Dell has also introduced the Vostro A90 in Europe, but this time the company is giving it a more reasonable price.
Dell’s UK site lists the Vostro A90 for £235, or about $348 US. That’s actually quite a bit cheaper than the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, which goes for £269, or about $398 US. Maybe Dell is hoping to make up the money it’s losing on the machine in the UK with sales of the pricier version in Japan?
Eee PC News points out that you can also find the Dell Vostro A90 for 329 € in Germany. So far it doesn’t appear to be available in the US.