The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 may have had a funky keyboard without any Fn keys, but some folks really preferred this 9 inch netbook to the 10 inch models that replaced it. And so it was kind of a sad day when Dell unceremoniously pulled the Mini 9 from its netbook lineup. The move came a little sooner than Dell had expected, due to supply issues.
But apparently Dell managed to get its hands on a few extra units, because the company has brought back the Mini 9 for a limited time promotion. For the next few days only, you can pick up a Mini 9 running Ubuntu Linux for $199. The Windows XP model starts at $269.
In a post on the Direct2Dell blog, the Mini 9 (which does the talking for itself), says that this is a one time thing. When the deal ends, that’s it. So if you’ve been hoping to pick up a cheap netbook to turn into a hackintosh, you might want to act fast.