The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Dell Inspiron Mini 12 aren’t the most unattractive netbooks around. But the fact that the mini-laptops were only available in black and white did make them feel a bit drab when compared to more colorful options from companies like Lenovo and Acer. Now it looks like Dell is ready to take the lead in the color wars. A few days ago the company added red and pink options for Japanese customers. Now those colors and 5 more dramatic designs are available in the US as well.

You’ll have to pay an extra $25 to get your Dell Inspiron Mini in “cherry red” or “pretty pink.” And designer stickers from artist Tristan Eaton will set you back $50. That’s a lot of money when you’re talking about a laptop with a starting price of $349. But Dell’s got to make money somehow, right?

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5 replies on “Dell adds a little color to Inspiron Mini line”

  1. 50$ is a ripoff.

    Go look around for skins and you will find amazing ones for 20-25$ and some you can add your own logo for 5 bucks more..
    I even saw some at 12-15$ that only have the cover not the inside.

    Maybe you could add this info to this site all the places that sell netbooks skins.
    The choices are still small on many of them whch usuallt carry just the EEE but I think you can just measure and find one that fits.

    50$ is nuts.

  2. I’ve been waiting for Dell to offer the Mini in pink! Alas, it’s kind of a crappy, beigey pink – doesn’t look “pretty” to me at all. Maybe I’ll hold out to see if the Eee PC S101 comes out in sparkly pink at some point. Hey, a girl can hope…

  3. Actually, looking around I couldn’t find an 8GB version anywhere. Looks like they’ve phased that out…?

    I think the new colors and art are great ideas! Don’t care if they cost money. Those who don’t want this can still pay the same price for the black or white.

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