Dell launches Inspiron Mini 9 laptop

Thursday, September 4, 2008 Leave a Comment

Dell has unveiled the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 which is super light weight ultra portable notebook. The new laptop could well be on its way to be the Asus eee pc killer.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is based on the Intel's new Atom platform and is powered by the 1.6 GHz Diamond Ville 45nm processor which consumes just 4 Watts of power. It offers a battery life of up to four hours and weighs just around 1 kilograms.

The laptop comes with a 8.9 inch LED display and includes everything from Wifi, bluetooth, webcam, 3 USB ports, a card reader, VGA out to Ethernet. It comes in two color choices - Obsidian Black or Alpine White.

It comes with the Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and some versions may also include the Ubuntu 8.04 Linux Operating System with custom Dell interface.
Dell has also teamed up with to offer web-based file storage, access and sharing to users of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, including a free Basic plan with 2GB of remote storage space, expandable to 25GB.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz (533Mhz FSB/512KB cache)
RAM: upto 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz
HDD: Upto 16 GB SSD
GPU: Intel 945PM/GM Express Chipset
Weight: starting at 1.04 Kgs
Screen size: 8.9 inch (1024 x 600 resolution) LED display
Battery Life: Upto 4 hours
Other Features:
  • External speaker
  • Intel 802.11 g Wireless LAN mini-card
  • Bluetooth v2.0 internal mini-card
  • 100 Mbps Ethernet
  • 0.3 or 1.3 Mega Pixel Web Camera.
I/O Ports:
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Integrated 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
  • 1 x 15-pin VGA video connector
  • 1 x line out
  • 1 x mic-in
  • 1 x 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 1 x AC adapter connector
Starting price: US $349 to $449 (Depeding on OS and hard-disk size)