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Old 11-08-2008, 09:43 AM
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http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...n-mini-12.aspx

Ridiculous though. $654. I only paid $75 more for my much more powerful Dell XT tablet (admittedly refurbished and with a coupon, but seriously, it looks brand new).
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:46 AM
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Well you could think of it as a poor man's macbook air. It's not heavy and the screen size is good for those who think 10" is too little. And it has decent performance, especially when they get another option for os. And it has good battery-life.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:49 AM
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Yeah.... except the Dell XT I mentioned's dimensions are

11.7x8.6x1.0" in the LED screen version, weighing 3.57lbs with 4cell, 4.1lbs with 6cell. (and the 6cell doesn't protrude from the system at all)


The Mini 12:
11.8x9.0x0.9", 2.8lbs with 3 cell, 3.2lbs with 6cell (which adds bulk to the system)

The only advantage of the Mini 12 is the battery life, but that's to be expected with a system that slow.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:40 AM
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I think all these netbooks are pretty-much a toss-up right now. As the mfg's start defining themselves better in this space you will see much more separation in the products. Right-now they all appear about the same!

One thing that I've noticed is the tendency is to grow them right now. I think this is a dangerous trend because they are looking more and more like a traditional notebook and since the prices are creeping-up you might as well buy a PC.

keep an eye on the MID space though....I was not a believer at first but based on what I've seen in Taiwan these will make the netbooks obsolete very soon!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:43 AM
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That price is insane. Im sorry but there are a bunch of better options at cheaper prices. I've said it once, I'll say it again. Dell fumbled the punt on these releases, relying on their name too much!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:42 PM
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I really don't get this thing.

It's larger, runs Vista, and it's expensive. I really don't get what makes this a netbook. Is a cruddy processor really enough to throw it into this category?
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:07 PM
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In my opinion it is not a netbook. Just because Dell chooses to call it one doesn't make it so.
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