When I checked my email this morning, I had an email from Dell touting their new mini laptops. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9, similar to netbook offerings by Asus, Acer, MSI, HP and a few others, has an 8.9 inch screen, Intel Atom processor, a solid state hard drive, and 1 gigabyte of DDR2 RAM for a bargain price of $299. Once you get past the initial "Ohmigosh! A whole laptop for $300 bucks!" you need to evaluate what you're really getting for your money before you rush out and buy one.