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    New Dell mini 9

    With these getting faster and having greater SSHD storage, it's starting to look very appetizing. Has anyone else been looking at trying one of these? $450 for 1.5HZ and 16G solid state HD w/ XP sounds pretty slick.

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    I have the ASUS Eee, but the 4G SS drive w/ XP doesn't leave a lot of room for much else. Any thoughts appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmpwi View Post
    With these getting faster and having greater SSHD storage, it's starting to look very appetizing. Has anyone else been looking at trying one of these? $450 for 1.5HZ and 16G solid state HD w/ XP sounds pretty slick.

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    I have the ASUS Eee, but the 4G SS drive w/ XP doesn't leave a lot of room for much else. Any thoughts appreciated.
    Well, I liked the specs of the Mini well enough to give it a shot. It's on the way. Should be delivered in the next few business days. I did get the 16g drive. Plan is to connect audio out to factory radio cd changer port via interface. What I'm really after is a small laptop that can be easily removed. I plan on loading nav and use external drive for mp3. Then when I travel, the laptop is removed at hotel or other hotspot. You get the picture. I don't expect killer audio but then it doesn't take a lot to please me. I'm currently using a Dell Axim but unfortunately it doesn't multitask very well (nav + mp3). I like the system that's in my truck but have decided that I don't like it as a stand alone. Great for trips but bites when bouncing around town. Anyway, I'll see how the Mini works out.

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    Someone buy this and try this, please....

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    I was looking at all these (eee, Dell mini, HP something or other, Acer), but settled on an MSI Wind. Bigger screen and bigger HDD. Looking for a 6 cell battery now.
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    Mine just shipped from Dell and will be here Monday. I will let you all know how it does.
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    Sweet! I look forward to your review.

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    Solid state is very appealing, but the size really isn't. I would imagine all of you that ordered one are using an external drive to store media and such just as jss plans to do, no? Otherwise this thing looks like a very nice solution for a very cheap price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanB95 View Post
    Solid state is very appealing, but the size really isn't. I would imagine all of you that ordered one are using an external drive to store media and such just as jss plans to do, no? Otherwise this thing looks like a very nice solution for a very cheap price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmpwi View Post
    With these getting faster and having greater SSHD storage, it's starting to look very appetizing. Has anyone else been looking at trying one of these? $450 for 1.5HZ and 16G solid state HD w/ XP sounds pretty slick.

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    I have the ASUS Eee, but the 4G SS drive w/ XP doesn't leave a lot of room for much else. Any thoughts appreciated.
    You could always add in a 16GB SDHC card into the slot on the side for storage and programs fairly cheaply, if you're otherwise happy with the 700 model you have.

    If I was in the market for a netbook now, I'd likely go with either the Dell Mini, or the Aspire One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jss812 View Post
    Well, I liked the specs of the Mini well enough to give it a shot. It's on the way. Should be delivered in the next few business days. I did get the 16g drive. Plan is to connect audio out to factory radio cd changer port via interface. What I'm really after is a small laptop that can be easily removed. I plan on loading nav and use external drive for mp3. Then when I travel, the laptop is removed at hotel or other hotspot. You get the picture. I don't expect killer audio but then it doesn't take a lot to please me. I'm currently using a Dell Axim but unfortunately it doesn't multitask very well (nav + mp3). I like the system that's in my truck but have decided that I don't like it as a stand alone. Great for trips but bites when bouncing around town. Anyway, I'll see how the Mini works out.
    Me too. And it looks like we have a similar build plan. I ordered mine, but it looks like a couple of weeks yet. I plan on using SDHD for media. I have several laying around and they're large enough now to hold most of what I need. I'll use the OEM head unit via USA-SPEC module for the sound. Big questions for me are the power supply and turning it on and off w/ the key.
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