Hear that noise? It’s Dell telling every other Netbook maker that “this means war.
The Inspiron Mini 9 launched several months ago for a little under $350, and just dropped to the silly low price of $249.
Of course, with a price this low there are bound to be a couple of trade-offs.
For starters, you don’t get Windows XP. You’ll have to get used to Ubuntu Linux, which is fine if you just need a basic machine for web and email work.
Also, the machine only comes with 512MB of memory and a weak 4GB of storage space – once again, fine for basic stuff, but close to useless if you want to load movies and music for your next trip.
Still, you get WiFi and a fairly decent 4 cell battery and at just 2.8lbs, it could be your next best travel companion.