Dell Inspiron Mini 12, Now With Windows XP

inspiron12Finally.  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).

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  1. Brian Says:

    This laptop looks incredible, now if it only had the ability to run OS X! (It can’t because the GPU isn’t compatible), as far as I know.

  2. John F Says:

    It doesn’t run OS X, but it can come with Ubuntu Linux which for netbook type use is as good, and I like the politics.

  3. charles hedbring Says:

    Oh how soon we forget: Remember the good old Dell Latitude X300?
    My new 1.6 Mini-12 w/ WinXP battles to win big points when compared
    side-by-side with any of my several X300’s, all still running exquisitely
    after all these many many years. My old X300s have lasted and lasted
    and lasted. 1.4CPU, 40-60gig HD, 12″ screen, 640 to 1gig RAM, and all but
    two with original batteries and none weighing more than 2.9 lbs — well, with
    prices in the $300-$450 range on Ebay, these old X300 workhorses continue
    even now to give my sleek Mini-12 a run for the money. Yup, even after 8
    years! ~Charles Hedbring,

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