While Dell’s new Inspiron Mini 9 netbook has just gone on sale in the US, US consumers will be in for a shock when they go to pony up for the “alpine white” version – Dell is asking for a $US25 premium for the privilege.
The starting prices being offered for both the Ubuntu and Windows XP Home Edition models are for the black version only. The company is charging an extra $US25 for the Alpine White option on all models.
It’s not the first time Dell has asked for a premium but it is unusual amongst the netbook players and certainly not seen in Acer’s Aspire One at least in Australia.
At this stage, it is not certain whether Australian consumers will be offered the Alpine White version or if they’ll be charged a premium for it. I can’t imagine too many buyers being happy at the thought of having to pay extra just to have white though…