Dell Inspiron Mini 9 – 33% Sold With Linux

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Back in October of last year, MSI mentioned a high return rate for Linux netbooks versus Windows XP-based netbooks. In some cases, up to four times the Windows XP return rate.

That hasn’t been the case with the 8.9″ Dell Inspiron Mini 9 when it comes to Linux. In fact, Dell has been very successful with their Linux-based sales. They’ve also had a low return rate, and it’s even comparable to their Windows XP return rate.

Dell mentions that a big part of their high number of Linux sales is due to the Linux-based Mini 9s having a low price at the entry level – one third of the Mini 9s sold are running Linux (specifically, a distribution based off of Ubuntu).

They attribute their low return rate to communication:

“A third of our Mini 9 mix is Linux, which is well above the standard attach rate for other systems that offer Linux. We have done a very good job explaining to folks what Linux is,” says Dell’s Jay Pinkert.

Read: LAPTOP Magazine