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…It’s Things Thursday: Dell Inspiron Mini 9?

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell calls it the “Ideal Internet Buddy for Surfing, Shopping and Chatting” (and “Your New Best Friend”, and a “Light, Highly Mobile Device Built For Easy Online Browsing and Entertainment” and an “Internet Companion” and a “Small, easy-to-carry device” that’s ready for “teens, tweens, travelers and Tweeters”, so I guess even Dell can’t figure out what this thing does or who it’s for), but if you’re in the market for a mini-notebook (or as many are calling them, a netbook) that’s perfect for on-the-go travel and/or anyone who doesn’t need a full, desktop capable computer sitting on their lap at all times, then you might just call it yours.

Weighing in at just 2.28 lbs., and with a price of just $349 (in Ubuntu flavor), the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is designed to be the perfect computer for “surfing the Web, chatting with friends, blogging, streaming content, uploading photos or enjoying favorite online videos, music and games”.

It’s also meant to be a durable computer that you can toss in a bag and not worry too much about, with a fully sealed keyboard, and solid state drive (SSD) memory storage.

The 8.9-inch LCD gives you plenty of room for full-sized web browsing, and built-in Wi-Fi means you can connect to any hotspot for instant Internet access.

Options include a built-in webcam for video chat, Bluetooth for wireless connections, and even Windows XP for full software support.

Nifty touches include a free subscription to Box.net for 2GB of online storage, and a full range of colors in the coming months.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is definitely not for everyone, but with the success that Acer has been having with their EeePC netbooks, combined with Dell’s name brand and reliability, I think the Mini 9 is going to open up the world of netbook computing to a whole new audience that’s ready to embrace the change.

[Dell – Inspiron Mini 9]

…NOTCOT’s Gift Guide is great?

NOTCOT Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re still searching and shopping for that perfect gift, then check out NOTCOT’s hand-selected list of over 350 gift ideas that have appeared in the last 30 days of their 2007 Holiday Gift Guide extravaganza.

It might be a little late to get most things shipped on time, but it’s the thought that counts; right?

[NOTCOT – Holiday Gift Guide 2007]

…Etsy lets you search by color?

Etsy Colors

Etsy is “your place to buy & sell all things handmade”, but one of the coolest Etsy features is the ability to search for products by color. Simply move around the box, selecting colors as they pop up, and products that contain your selected color will be shown on little cards. You can then move the cards around in a fluid environment, mixing and matching as you see fit. If only all shopping was this cool.

[Etsy Colors]

…Target targets pricing?

Target Dollar Sign

Apparently Target has a neat way of keeping track of how many times they’ve discounted a product. Normally their prices end in 9 (14.99 or 19.99 for example), but each time Targets discounts the product, they drop the final digit of the price by one, with the lowest being a 4 (14.94 or 19.94 for example). If you see something you want, and the price ends in something lower than an 8, chances are, you should probably buy it before Target stops selling it all together.

[Target]

[Via: Boing Boing]