Tuesday, June 2, 2009

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night Dell Mini 9

Dell has pulled the plug on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and officially retired it.  Until the Mini 9, I was never a fan of Dell's products, but now a 9 month production run just seems too short.  The Mini 9 has been removed from the Dell store and there were only 7 left at the online Dell Outlet store last I checked and they are going fast.  Its replacement is the Mini 10v; which, by early accounts, is another good platform for OS X and general modding.  
The Mini 9 has been the darling of the house since I used it (while waiting my turn at a the San Jose airport car rental building) to register as a car rental club member while in a very long line.  I was able to jump into the "members only" line immediately and get out of there quickly.  Yay! for ubiquitous internet access (the OS X tethering to a Blackberry works flawlessly).
Anyway there have been strong hints that other members of the house want a Dell Mini to replace aging MacBook Pros, so stay tuned for posts on the 10v.  By the way, are you listening Apple? Let me repeat that, "Dell Mini to replace aging MacBook Pros."

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