Dell has finally entered the netbook market, although judging by the amount of leaks in the run up to the launch you would be forgiven for thinking its already happened.

Although no official word has come out of the Dell press office, that hasn't stopped the company listing the new Dell Inspiron Mini 9 being offered for sale on the company's American website.

Tech specs are as to be expected and the netbook will come with an 8.9-inch screen, run on the Intel Atom processor, 1.6GHz, come with either an 8GB or 16GB Solid State Drive and run Windows XP.

According to the shopping page, users won't be able to opt for a Linux version, however they will be able save $20 by ditching Bluetooth.

Other features include 1GB of memory, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Wi-Fi, and some trial software to get you going, including MS Works, however without the all important Word app.

Coming in Obsidian Black, strangely those looking to go for the Alpine White version will have to find another $25 a tactic that is the complete opposite to Apple and its colour options.

The cheapest option will be $429 without Bluetooth, while the most expensive that gives you Bluetooth, a white shell and 16GB of storage will set you back $514.

On word on UK pricing.

We are awaiting a call back from Dell.

We will keep you posted.