Dell Presents Inspiron Mini 9

Dell unveiled the Inspiron Mini 9, the small, easy-to-carry device ready to connect teens, tweens, travelers and “Tweeters” to their online world.

The Inspiron Mini is an affordable Internet companion that can be fine-tuned to fit users’ specific needs and deeds. It is available now on www.dell.com in the U.S., Canada, Japan and select countries in Europe.

With a starting weight of 2.28 lbs., digital nomads will value the Inspiron Mini’s durable design, with sealed keyboard and reliable solid state drive (SSD) memory storage. An 8.9 inch glossy LED display (1024×600) presents most web pages with no left-right scrolling, and the keypads are large and easy to navigate. Standard built-in Wi-Fi means quick and easy wireless internet access to hotspots in the home, in the office or at a conference. The Inspiron Mini can be further customized with optional technology like: Built-in Webcam, bundled with Dell Video Chat, making it easy to stay in touch using video chat, recording and sending video emails, or even PC-to-PC phone calls around the world. DVC even supports four-way calling, making virtual family reunions a reality.

Built-in Bluetooth for easy wireless connections to Bluetooth-enabled accessories like a pair of stereo headphones, a mouse, a printer, etc.

Dell has teamed up with Box.net to offer exclusive web-based file storage, access and sharing to Inspiron Mini users, including a free Basic plan with 2GB of remote storage space, expandable to 25GB. Dell’s Inspiron Mini will include a direct link to a Dell-exclusive home page on Box.net, providing users with an easy way to add incremental online storage space to easily manage their digital lives.

Individuals can personalize their Inspiron Mini with choice of colors – Obsidian Black or Alpine White – and interaction experience – optional Windows XP or Ubuntu 8.04 with custom Dell interface (coming soon). For those looking for a more traditional and familiar experience, the Inspiron Mini with Windows XP Home is available immediately starting at $399. The Inspiron Mini 9 with 16GB SSD storage capacity and 1GB DDR2 memory costs $499.

Inspiron Mini devices featuring an intuitive Dell-developed custom interface are expected to be available in a few weeks with a starting price of $349. The custom home screen is designed to make it easy to find what people are looking for. Intuitive icons link directly to groups of similar applications, like games, Web and entertainment, and favorite web links for quick access. Plus, the home screen can be personalized, putting your favorites front and center.

Dell provides a variety of service offerings and add-on options to help ensure devices are easy to use and maintain optimal performance,. Dell Support Center access Dell service and support from an icon on the desktop that provides automated fixes, software upgrades and tools to help keep the system up-to-date and running efficiently. With DellConnect Remote Assistance, Dell experts help diagnose and solve PC problems via an Internet connection (available only on Windows-based systems).