Archive for the ‘dell mini 9’ Category

November 25, 2008

bg/ish: Unboxing a Dell Mini 9

We here at tha Pub have always been prone to geeking out over the latest and greatest technology. Hell, ag was around when I installed my first 56k modem and marveled at how much faster I could download porn. Clearly we’ve come a long way since those days of archaic porn access. Now you can get it on your cell phone! But I digress…

The Dell Mini 9 is not much larger than say, an iPhone, and it’s technical specs are nothing to be amazed at, (1.60 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB hard drive) but hey it’s small, so it must be cool, and easy and convenient. Well, not exactly.

I’m really not too impressed with this little devil. It looks great, screen is nice and crisp, and I’m sure it will serve it’s purpose well (business trips), however the keyboard is a bit of a chore to adjust to, and as hard as I try I just can’t see what’s so great about a 9″ display. Meh.

Another peeve I have is that I could only order it with Windows XP Home, when Professional would have been much preferred.

Oh well. At any rate, here are some pics of the little bugger, hand cramps be damned. (You’ll have to imagine your own “new car smell”)