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I’ve Found A Great Laptop

September 5th, 2008 Visited 2479 times, 1 so far today

Dell Mini 9

Ok, so I’m checking around in my e-mail and blogs this morning when I spot this: The Dell Mini 9 Laptop.

At the cheapest setting this laptop is only $349—and that’s with a solid state hard drive, a genuine Intel processor and Ubuntu OS.

You don’t know how terrific of a buy this is for a person that just needs to surf the web.

I really like the one that’s on the high end—the $499 version that because it has 1 Gigabyte of Memory as well as a 16 Gigabyte Hard Drive while running Windows XP Home.

So here’s the deal.  I’ve talked it over with my wife, and she’s agreed to let me get one, but I have to pay for it through money raised from blogging.

Now, I do have ads, and I do have paid posts, so I’m not expecting you, my readers to fund this new toy for me.  You’ve already helped me get out of debt last year, and you’ve done a lot for me.

Still, some of you may read this blog and want to help me in my endeavor.  If that’s the case, then I’ve created a Chip-In widget where you can help me toward my goal.

I’ll definitely let you know what it’s like when I pick one up—and at this price, you may want to consider if one may be right for you.



  • Rachel says on: September 5, 2008 at 5:25 pm


    One of these days I’m going to get you hooked on Apple… once you go Mac you never go back!

    Rachels last blog post.."There’s No Place Like Home"

  • DR's Money Management says on: September 6, 2008 at 8:14 am


    Rachel, I’m actually considering “going back,” at least on my next laptop. I love Macs, but you can’t get one for $400, and even though they now run Windows apps, it’s still not that great. You either sacrifice performance or have to reboot the system to switch between Windows and OSX.

    DR’s Money Managements last blog post..A Dozen Ways Credit Cards Can Save You Money On Your Next Vacation

  • MInTheGap says on: September 8, 2008 at 9:11 am


    @Rachel: Why would I want an Apple when I’m a Windows programmer? I don’t think I can do C# on Macs.

    However, the $349 version of this laptop comes with Ubuntu, and since Macs now run a version of linux/unix you might be at home with it!

    DR’s Money Management: Microsoft really hopes there are more like you.

  • Rachel says on: September 8, 2008 at 3:36 pm


    That’s true, you might not want an Apple for that reason (and I don’t even really understand what that reason is!!!). 🙂

    All I know is I’m a convert. I dug my heels in and resisted for as long as I could and ol’ Steve Jobs finally won me over. The man puts out an amazing, albeit more expensive, product!

    Rachels last blog post..Home… but for How Long?

  • MInTheGap says on: September 9, 2008 at 8:40 am


    @Rachel: Well, I’m a software developer by trade, and all my training is on Windows. That, and another of the toys I want is a Windows Home Server for backups. That looks like a great pc.

    Sorry about losing you to Jobs!


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