Color us a little disappointed. A leaked flyer has outed the pricing for Dell's upcoming Inspiron Mini 9 netbook (aka Inspiron 910), which according to sources is set for an official announcement on Thursday 4th. While we thought the initial rumors - which suggested a $299 price tag - were likely too good to be true, and while $349 is still affordable it's a pity that Dell couldn't bring the netbook in at under that magic $300-mark.
Three netbook models are listed, the Standard Edition, Social Edition and XP Edition. Each is powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 processor; the first two have 512MB of RAM and the latter 1GB. Both the Social and XP Editions have 8GB of storage, while the Standard Edition has 4GB. All have WiFi g and come in black or white; the Standard has no webcam, the Social a 0.3-megapixel webcam and the XP has a 1.3-megapixel webcam.
Unsurprisingly, the XP Edition is the only Inspiron Mini 9 to run Windows XP; the other two use Ubuntu Linux v8.04. Pricing is $349 for the Standard, $399 for the Social and $449 for the XP Edition (down, apparently, from $494).
Click here to see the flyer full-sized.
[via UMPC Portal]