Finally. The Dell Mini 12 netbook is now available with Windows XP. If you recall, we liked this laptop a lot, but didn’t like how slow it was. The combination of the processor, RAM, and Vista all conspired to deliver less than stellar performance. We predicted (but have not yet been able to fully test) that the Mini 12 would perform better with XP. It’s available on Dell’s website with Windows XP for $549 (40GB HD/1GB RAM/3-cell battery) and $599 (60GB HD/1GB RAM/6-cell battery).