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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 confirmed!

Dell Senior Marketing Manager Karen Gonzales confirmed today the release of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 in the Philippines. See specs and photos after the jump.

During the Philippine launch of Intel Atom this afternoon at the Manila Ocean Park, I approached an executive from Dell to confirm the release of the rumored Dell Inspiron Mini 9.

Specs include an Atom 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM and 16GB SSD. This lone model will run Windows XP Home with an 8.9-inch display screen (1024×600 pixel resolution). Ubuntu Linux-based Dell-customized interface will come later.

inpiron mini

No suggested retail price has been given but they said it should fall somewhere between Php20,000 to Php25,000. (More photos as we update this story.)

dell inspiron mini

The official launch in the Philippines will be on September 17, 2008 together with the Dell Studio series. It will be available in the market by October.

Update: Apparently, this was just announced in the US a couple hours ago. Dell PR has provided us with additional info and clearer pictures.

Models range from 4 to 16GB SSD, 512MB to 1GB, 1.3MP webcam, Wifi and Bluetooth.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

20 Responses

  1. Avatar for Sun Philippines Sun Philippines says:

    This blog post hits the spot. I’ve been craving for some excellent information and finally discovered it right here. I’ve been browsing around the entire morning to find a good post to tell me what I need to know, but I have determined like 34 other blogs that just gave me senseless information!

  2. Avatar for rudy roberts rudy roberts says:

    does dell mini inspiron 9 support a 2gig memory?
    please help me with this…i want to upgrade my mini9 to 2gig but is it possible?? thanks in advance.

  3. Avatar for iwebie iwebie says:

    The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 is a good size and features lots of storage, but is hampered by its sluggish performance and inability to stay on your lap.

    http://www.iwebie.com/dell-inspiron-mini-12-review

  4. Avatar for Boom Boom says:

    what?? found some eee pc’s at 14k at gilmore. the ubuntu version is priced at $349 & that’s a 5k addition to get it locally? man, i better wait for it to come out in gilmore or just look for a US contact.

  5. Avatar for sugarcup sugarcup says:

    20-25K? that’s pricey! i just checked out the lowest price of aspire one and eee900 (both 8’9″ inch just like dell mini 9), they’re only 15K++ now. dell should do something to make it marketable or it will be a flop!

  6. Avatar for makulet makulet says:

    is this one better than the msi wind u100?

  7. Avatar for Upgraded Blogger Templates Upgraded Blogger Templates says:

    pare I’m willing to donate pero gawing kitang model sa blog ko… NAKAHUBAD…hmmm just kidding, well medyo may kamahalan nga but anyways sulit naman maganda naman ang laptop na yan

  8. Avatar for juler juler says:

    short parin ang kita ko para makabili ng laptop sino may gustong mag donate para mabili ko na itong model na ito…

  9. Avatar for BrianB BrianB says:

    Medyo may kamahalan pero LED Glossy screen ito. Ito lang ata ang netbook na glossy screen, pwede ka talagang manood nang movies dito, yun ngalang dapat madilim o dapat ang ilaw sa taas.

  10. Avatar for Jay Jay says:

    @dell
    you guys suck. another piece of crapware and an “oh-so-ugly-cheap” design.

    i still prefer the exterior of Aspire One over Inspiron Mini, sa madaling salita… may class.

  11. Avatar for calvin calvin says:

    the interior and form factor is less desirable than the other netbooks around. i still don’t get what the rectangular thing/space above the number keys are for. Did they hide the F-keys there?

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