Dell has begun offering the Inspiron Mini 12 mini-laptop with Windows XP as an option. When Dell launched the not-quite-a-netbook a few months back, it was only available with Windows Vista. Now you can pick up an Ubuntu model with a starting price of $499 or a version running either Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista Home Basic for a starting price of $549.
According to Laptop Magazine, the computer is much zippier when running Windows XP than Vista. While some netbooks with Intel Atom N270 processors perform perfectly well with Windows Vista, the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 uses a slower Intel Atom Z530 CPU which seems to struggle with Vista.
via Laptop Magazine