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Official: Dell terminates the Inspiron Mini 9 netbook

June 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm


Official: Dell terminates the Inspiron Mini 9 netbookIt looked like the writing was on the wall for the Dell Mini 9, when at the weekend all listings for the popular 9-inch netbook vanished. Unfortunately, this has now been confirmed on the Dell Blog. Yesterday marked the official retirement of the Mini 9 and from the sounds of things there will be no 9-inch replacement.

The Dell Mini 9 was a big favourite with modders and those who looked to hackintosh their netbooks. Dell is touting the Mini 10v as a capable netbook to fill its modding shoes. It offers the same spec as the Mini 9 but with a bigger screen and keyboard, and a 160GB hard drive. However, according to Boing Boing’s guide to netbook hackintosh compatibility, the 10v isn’t as Mac OS X friendly as the Mini 9 was.

However, if you really want to get the Inspiron Mini 9, you might want to go for the business-targeted Dell Vostro A90 (a rebranded Inspiron Mini 9) which is still being sold (for the time being).

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One Response to “Official: Dell terminates the Inspiron Mini 9 netbook”

  1. Geoff said:
    June 8th, 2009 10:32 PM

    Point of fact,

    I ordered a mini 9 (with all the bells and whistles) May 15th. I went to check the status of the order on June 2nd. It had been canceled. When I called C/S I was told they canceled the order since they don’t make them any more… Seriously disappointed…

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