I just happened by Dell.com and noticed that the company has dropped the starting price on the Mini 9 netbook to $249. Plus, you can get free two-day shipping until February 12th.
The specs are about as minimal as they get — 512MB of RAM, 4GB SSD, 8.9-inch screen, Ubuntu Linux — but this is a good sign that netbook prices will continue to slide down into price points that’ll truly differentiate them from regular notebooks. If all you need to do is surf the net, $249 for this little Dell isn’t a bad deal at all. Also, the Mini 12’s starting price has been lowered to $399.
Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Mini 12 Deals [Dell.com]