Dell Inspiron Mini 9 or Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Mini?

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    My husband (being the generous man that he is) has offered to buy me one of these gadgets for Christmas.

    They both look great and very similar in weight and size.

    Some of the differences are:

    Dell has smaller keys, but better touchpad

    Acer has longer batterylife, nearly 7 hours vs. 4 hours on Dell

    I'm a loyal Dell customer, but this is a tough choice.

    Anybody has one of these or looking to buy one?
     
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    I honestly have NO IDEA what you are talking about lol!


    But you didn't have any reply's, so I thought I'd chime in! :)
     
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    You are way sweet! You brought a smile to my tired face :D
     
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    Glad to make you smile!

    Now, are you going to tell me what you're talking about! ;)
     
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    Get an EEE-PC!! They rule.
     
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    I've played with them, but don't own one because I need a bit more power in a portable computer. They're both nice and too close to call. If you like Dell, you should probably go with that. The battery life, though, is a big consideration. Here are a couple reviews. In the end, it'll probably be a coin toss. Good luck.

    Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Review

    Acer Aspire One Review
     
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    I want the newer model. These have bigger screens.
     
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    Yes, sorry for the delay...

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    This is the Dell Inspiron Mini 9

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    This is the Acer Aspire One 8.9 inch Mini

    They are referred to as netbooks as opposed to notebooks. They are not as powerful as laptops, but they are petite and only 2.3 lbs which means I can take it everywhere!

    Hope I answered your question. This would be great for spontaneous writing too like while waiting in the doctor's office or riding on the train.
     
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    Thank you for your links. I will be doing my homework. I will also be getting the best deal possible. :)
     
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    Hmmm. They are rather cute and they are easy to carry around.... I might get one after all. :eusa_shhh:

    Let me know what you find out.
     

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