Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

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Summary: 8.9-inch, SSD, September 2008, Intel Atom

Last Updated: March 24, 2009

Product Name: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (originally Dell Mini Inspiron / E / Inspiron 910)
Official Page: The Inspiron Mini 9 page (Dell Home/Home Office)
Announced: Unofficially – Michael Dell comments – April 9, 2008. Official Launch: September 4, 2008
Available: Starting September 18, 2008
Status: In production
Price:
– Fall 2008: Base models: $350 – $450
– Early 2009: Base models: $299 (starting)
– Feb 2009: Base models: $249
Markets: Developing countries, Students, travelers

Features:
– Colors: Red (not initially available), Obsidian Black, Alpine White
– Free 2GB of online storage through Box.net
– Ricoh R5C833 Cadbus Controller
– Two Minicard slots on bottom


Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Gallery

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Gallery

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– Larger version: Dell Inspiron Mini 10
– Larger version: Dell Inspiron Mini 12
Search Small-Laptops.com for Dell Mini Inspiron News

Notes:
– Manufactured by Compal

Manufacturer’s Description:
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 was developed from the ground up to be the perfect companion, keeping you connected while on-the-go.

Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel 945GSE
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 667MHz
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 2GB (1 slot)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 8.9-inch LCD LED-Backlit
Resolution: 1024×600
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA 950
Graphics Memory: Up to 8MB Shared
Other: VGA Out

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: SSD (Solid State Drive)
Hard Drive Capacity: Flash – Minicard Form Factor – 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Optical: External/USB
Other:

Connectivity:
Wireless: 802.11g
Modem: External / USB
Ethernet: Yes
Bluetooth: Optional (through minicard)
Mobile Broadband:

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: AC268 Audio
Internal Speakers/Microphone:
Audio I/O: 1x Line/Headphone-Out, 1x Line/Microphone In
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card:
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO)
Keyboard/Mouse:
Other: 0.3MP and 1.3MP Web Camera options

Security:

Biometric/Fingerprint:
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Ubuntu 8.04, Windows XP Home SP3
Other Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1, Microsoft Works 9 (Windows)
Warranty: 1Yr Ltd Warranty and Mail-In Service
Drivers:

Battery:
Options: 4-cell 2.2Ahr, 32Whr
Battery Life: Mfr:

Dimensions:
Width: 9 inches / 228.6 mm
Depth: 6.7 inches / 170.18 mm
Height: 0.6 – 1.2 inches / 15.24 -30.48 mm
Weight: 2.28 pounds / 1.03 kg

Reviews and Articles:
Engadget – August 22, 2008 – In the wild
Gizmodo – August 18, 2008 – More Specs, Date
Engadget – June 12, 2008 – Dell E and E Slim
Small-Laptops.com – Dell Mini Inspiron Release Date, Keyboard Details – June 5, 2008
Direct2Dell Blog – May 29, 2008 – Teaser Images
Gizmodo – May 28, 2008 – Photos
Austin-American Statesman – April 9, 2008, Comments from Michael Dell
San Jose Mercury News – April 9, 2008, Comments from Michael Dell


Note: The following reflects now-outdated information and is here only for archival purposes

Models:
Dell E Classic
– 8.9-inch Display
– Low-end
– $299

Dell E Video and E Video +
– 8.9-inch Display
– More ram than E Classic
– Larger SSD than E Classic
– Webcam
– Bluetooth (possibly + model only)