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    News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    Dell's lower-cost netbook is here, and though it's just $299 in the US, its UK pricing isn't quite as favourable.
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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    Ludicrous UK pricing.

    The £ has been improving against the $ for a couple of months now, and is now comfortably over 1.5 $/£, which would give a price (including VAT) of £229 for the 120Gb XP model. They've clearly varied the specs for UK models to avoid direct comparisons, so they can mask the fact that they're overpricing to the extent that you end up paying £50 for an extra 40Gb of hard drive space!?!

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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    What's the price as a % of the minimum wage over here compared to the states?

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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    What's the price as a % of the minimum wage over here compared to the states?
    Ironically, probably in line with those prices - it's appallingly low in the US (about $5.50 an hour IIRC).

    There's little point in comparing US to UK prices - they are almost always lower and that's a reflection of scale of market, fuel costs, land costs, employment (minimum wage...!), regulation, etc etc. What is a good comparison is the 10v against other netbooks in the UK ... and it looks about the same (as does the US pricing in their market).

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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    Quote Originally Posted by CK_1985 View Post
    Ludicrous UK pricing.

    The £ has been improving against the $ for a couple of months now, and is now comfortably over 1.5 $/£, which would give a price (including VAT) of £229 for the 120Gb XP model. They've clearly varied the specs for UK models to avoid direct comparisons, so they can mask the fact that they're overpricing to the extent that you end up paying £50 for an extra 40Gb of hard drive space!?!

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    No, it hasn't!, its only really since the start of this month its been above 1.5.
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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    Hurrah, the horrible Poulsbo graphics is gone

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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    I think it's better going for the 9" than the 10 tbh.....
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    Re: News - Dell Inspiron Mini 10v hits retail, isn't as affordable as we'd hoped

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    No, it hasn't!, its only really since the start of this month its been above 1.5.
    Correct this time last month it was 1.43. I know this as dad has been working out how much he has "lost" on his Dollar account over the past month.

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