Dell entered the netbook market with the Inspiron Mini 9 a little over three years ago, at a time when these small form-factor mobile computers were a hot commodity. Entering the netbook market wasn’t so much a choice as a a necessity back then. But with the halcyon days of netbooks now well behind us, that’s no longer the case. In fact, things have changed so much that Dell has decided to exit the netbook market.
A visit to Dell’s website reveals that the company is no longer selling any of its Inspiron Mini netbooks. Dell had already discontinued the Inspiron Mini 9, Mini 10v, and the Mini 12, and the Mini 10 was the only one that remained. Now that the Mini 10 too has been discontinued, it’s officially the end of the road for Dell netbooks.
“We sold through the Dell Mini some time ago. We're committed to the highly portable space and have focused on delivering thin + powerful solutions, for which we've seen strong success, particularly in our XPS line,"
Matthew Hutchison, director of Dell Global Consumer PR, said in a statement.