Introduction and packaging
Thanks to the craze started with the Asus Eee PC, netbooks have taken the world by storm and are selling in massive quantities. The market is now flooded with offerings from Acer, HP, MSI, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell (among many) wanting to get a part of this lucrative pie.
Today we are taking a look at the Dell Mini 9, a machine which offers a similar specification to its competitors in an attractive shell. Dell are one of the largest PC manufacturers in the world and so we expect good all round quality for a reasonable price. Let's find out if it delivers.
The Dell Mini arrives in an unassuming brown box which contains the laptop and a small bundle. This bundle contains a manual, software and driver CDs, but the real highlight here is the power supply. It is built into the plug and is very compact - meaning it will be incredibly easy to carry around, adding to the portability of the overall package. Netbook bundles tend to be quite sparse to keep costs down so the lack of accessories is not any disappointment.