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# 37026 6-Jul-2009 13:01
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Grr, i placed an order for a Dell Mini 9 with 16Gb SSD on Thursday, which was on special ($50 off). They have taken until today to tell me that my order has been cancelled as the Mini-9 is no longer available (this week it seems - it is now missing from the website).

I think as a company that sells exclusively online, they should have done a lot better.

Now the next one (up from $699) is $799 for the 10V. Very displeased with Dell.

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  # 231596 6-Jul-2009 13:21
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As you had placed the order, I think they should be able to offer you the replacement for the same price.
But knowing Dell, they probably had some out in the T and C for ordering online...




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  # 231602 6-Jul-2009 13:29
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Vodafone sells those as well for $799 device only (no plan) - have you checked to see if they are available?

Also the Vodafone version comes with built-in 3G (perfect for the Telecom network since it's 850/2100 MHz).





 
 
 
 




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  # 231607 6-Jul-2009 13:34
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Yes i have seen those thanks.

I was going to get the Dell for $699 though, which was the main advantage of that one over other netbooks at the $799 price point.

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  # 231616 6-Jul-2009 13:42
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Vodafone's version comes with 8GB only. I think the OP was after a 16GB version. But then of course, the built-in 3G more than makes up for this IMHO.



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  # 231621 6-Jul-2009 13:46
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It's only going to be used indoors, in the lounge when i'm watching TV, to browse/Word. I have a plethora of computers in other rooms and at work so wouldn't really have a need for the 3G... Traffic jams maybe?!

The email i got is from a non-monitored address, not sure if this is worth following up with a help desk person and 20 minutes of hold.


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  # 231721 6-Jul-2009 17:21
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bonkiebonks: Vodafone's version comes with 8GB only. I think the OP was after a 16GB version. But then of course, the built-in 3G more than makes up for this IMHO.


Agreed.

But I still wanted the 32GB, so I've ordered a couple of these from amazon.com. Cheap enough upgrade to me.. (as well as a 2GB SODIMM).




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  # 231723 6-Jul-2009 17:24
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Are you planning on using that in addition to the primary drive?

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  # 231733 6-Jul-2009 17:50
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fillup: Are you planning on using that in addition to the primary drive?


Nope, replacement. I bought two so I can have one for normal use, and another for playing with alternative OS's.

From what I've read, the second mini-PCIe slot doesn't have the required physical connections for another SSD (I can't find the reference now).

edit: unless I'm mistaken (highly likely), I believe what I read is that the WWAN slot only has USB connectivity for the 3G modem. It appears that the WLAN slot could take the SSD, but in my case it's moot - both slots are taken by devices I want to keep using :)




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  # 231896 7-Jul-2009 09:17
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No reply from Dell customer support yet, so now i'm deciding between the HP Mini 1028 and Mini 111.

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  # 234116 11-Jul-2009 16:09
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fillup: No reply from Dell customer support yet, so now i'm deciding between the HP Mini 1028 and Mini 111.



Dont even get me started on Dell.



The trouble i have been through has SOO NOT been worth it.





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