In the end it all boils down to two things for me.
One: how much time I can get out of the battery.
Two: what the damn power cable looks like. It might sound stupid but I don’t want to be hauling around a cable that is built for a full sized laptop with the bricks that we have all grown accustomed to. I saw a photo of the power cable early on and it looked similar to one from a mac.
Anyone know anything?
1- If external DVD – is the Movie Software included (like other Dell notebooks with Ubuntu to play Movies legal-like in the US).
2- Where is 1Gig RAM version with better camera for Ubuntu (at less money than the XP version)?
3- Battery Life? Oh – on replacement batteries, Dell really is expensive! So what kind of battery is it?
I don’t think the Dell brand will make up for a $70 delta to the Acer Aspire One 110 – that’s a 20% delta! It’ll be interesting to see the prices develop over the next few weeks!
Glad I ordered my Lenovo S10 for $365 – bigger screen, HD and keyboard, less money!
The only thing that would make me overlook that 70$ is if it came with a bigger battery.
If they do that, then the price is worth it for some people.
Very underwhelmed that they didnt at least match the Acer One price. I’ve used the One with family and liked it except for the 2hr battery.
I cant find anything that could get me to pay the premium. (I like Ubuntu but can always install it myself since its free.)
Lenovo is not selling Linux in north america but is elsewhere in the world so its a non-starter for me. I dont want to have to trouble shoot another Windows machine which is why my brother loves the Acer One he got his wife.
Well nice to get some firm pricing but am i the ony one whos totally underwhelmed by the specs.
Im in the process of selling my original 4gig eepc and have been eyeing up a replacement,imleaning towards the eepc 1000h model but have kept my eye on the gigabyte M912M a littel out of my price bracket but if i heard enuff good feedback then maybe.
Kojinsha sx3 looked tempting but i cant forgive the video playback issues people are having!!
Been waiting and waiting for the Dell, but couldn’t wait any longer, so couple of weeks ago I pulled the trigger on an eee pc 1000h. Now that I see the Dell, I’m glad I didn’t wait!! Only 8 gb hd would be an immediate no-go. Dell sure blew it!! Could have come in with a full featured netbook and cleaned up the market, but instead they have matched the low end of the market. What a disappointment!
I don’t know about overseas, but within tech circles here in the states, NO ONE ever pays full price for Dell systems. They perpetually have daily/weekly coupon deals (see http://www.techbargains.com for IMO the best clearinghouse of computer deals). It’s only a matter of time before Dell runs a 20-30% off deal on these, so unless you’re in a hurry, I’d wait for the deals…
What a downer… With Dell’s tendency to equate $ = € this definitely isn’t all that good a deal. I agree that above-average battery life could and the brand name probaby will make this a successful product. But I’m not impressed.
Wow, that’s a pretty sweet deal they got going there:
“If you can wait until 6 a.m. Central tomorrow, Sept. 5, you’ll be able to get a Mini for only $99 with the purchase of a Studio 15, XPS M1530 or XPS M1330 laptop through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 (U.S. only).”
The price they set is the price anyone working for the government/higher education has to pay (at least in this state). We MUST purchase computers through dell.
I waited for the dell to see if it would be worth trying to purchase through the university (it would be kind of free… in a sense), but the nonstandard position of the  keys and the right shift behind the up arrow make me want to buy an aspire one instead.
It’s only saving grace would be if it came with a very fast SSD and a long battery life. 3 hours is not too bad if extra batteries are cheap.
The Acer One is still $330 with $10 shipping and no tax outside of NJ at buydig.com. I think they had free shipping yesterday, but no longer thought it necessary. I just ordered one, I regret having waited for the Dell announcement. Few color options, apparently you can’t upgrade RAM, I haven’t read anything about easily upgradeable SSDs (which were bruited about in places earlier), plus it sounds thermally hotter than the Acer. Battery life isn’t a big concern for me (2 hours is enough), plus the Acer seems to have an extra SD slot and it is possible (though not easy) to add an extra gig of RAM.
This isn’t so much a big disaster as a collection of individual flaws, one of which I could live with, but taken together make this something not to buy. There’s the function row, the annoying changes in key layout, the lack of storage space and a price that’s significantly more expensive than I’d want to pay for a netbook in absolute terms, let alone compared to current prices on it’s competitors.
I wonder if there’s any hope Dell will actually detect that it’s not selling quickly and do a revision?