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Old 10-20-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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13 Netbooks for $399 or less

Nothing new; just a good summary.

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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A minor correction: the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (at least as supplied in the UK) has a 16GB solid state disk, not 8GB as stated. I have one.
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I looked over several of these. Lots of nice deals, but none have the right combo of features to get me to break open the piggy bank. I can see the attraction, though.

As for the Dell, the base model they describe is the US model which does come with a 4GB SSD at that price. Of course, there are lots of options available, including the $50 8GB/XP upgrade they describe, and the option to match your 16GB SSD. Did yours come with XP or Ubuntu? I've been wondering how well Ubuntu runs on these machines -- as much as I like it, it is a bit of a resource hog compared to other distros.

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In the UK, the XP version has a 16GB disk, and the Linux version an 8GB disk. Sounds like the configuration is different in the US, from what you say.

I have the XP version. I like it a lot - it's the perfect machine for mobile internet access via WiFi.
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