How do you think abt Dell mini 9 and 12 ??
February 15, 2009 9:50am CST
It looks beautiful..
22 Feb 09
I think that Dell mini 9 and 12 are great for simple, basic typing like blogging and staying connected to the internet most especially when you have to carry it with you most of the time. And for more advanced uses like gaming, it's a no-no..Yea sure, looks beautiful and sleek, but it does not have an optical drive. Even the newly released MINI 10 does not have it. Definitely got great limitations when I'd consider my uses for this laptop.
• United States
16 Feb 09
the paint on the casing looks beautiful, the idea looks great. but that's about it for anyone that needs more than basic access at a computer. I like that it ships with Windows XP, but it would be 10x better if they shipped it with XP Pro instead of Home. the Mini 9 has a PATHETICALLY small hard drive, 8 GB just isn't enough for anyone doesn't travel with a external hard drive that is USB powered, and even though the mini 12 comes with a 60GB or 80GB, it's a PATA drive that is not going to have the access speeds of newer SATA drives, which is why almost every manufacturer has been using them for the last 2-3 years. realistically, even 80GB is going to feel VERY small after you get windows and a decent Office package installed, and i hesitate to think what it would be like if you want or need to install anything like quickbooks, database access software or what not for job requirements, because you're going to be out of hard drive space VERY rapidlly. all in all, it looks like Dell tried to make a Macbook Air on last years technology to try to "save" money. IMHO, BUYER BEWARE!