Originally Posted by luvx77x8o4
i thought so also from looking at the specs...but dell used the N processor for their mini 9..and for the mini 10 and 12 they used the Z processor which didn't make sense
Actually it does make sense because 10 and 12 inch screens use more power (the larger the screen, the more power consumed). By using the more efficient, less powerful processor in the larger unit, Dell is able to increase battery up-time (at the expense of performance). By using the slightly less efficient (but cheaper) processor on the smaller 9 inch mini, Dell is able to increase it's profit margin with only a slight decrease in up-time. Netbooks aren't supposed to be performers, instead they're designed for maximum portability, so it's just a matter of using components matched to the price points Dell is trying to hit.
I hope this helps,