It has recently come to my knowledge that an act I participated in a few months ago has leaked into public view in the form of a media project by a year 10 pupil from Calthorpe School in Fleet, Hampshire.
Now in year 11, the student – who we shall refer to as B. Haines – had obtained video footage of myself (in costume) and put into practice his new found video editing skills using a trail version of Video Edit Magic to produce “Death of Mr. Box Man”.
Not only was this used towards his GCSE Media Studies, I have more recently found out that it was played at the school during the final year 10 assembly.
Although I am undoubtedly the main star of the show, all credit must go to Nick Haines for the high quality video recording skills, and Ben for his acting, polishing of the final cut, additional textual commentary and great choice of music – nice work guys!
Since it’s release at the beginning of this month (September), I have been toying with the idea of purchasing Dell’s contribution to the UMPC market – the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
At a set price of £299, it’s not the cheapest mini notebook around, but having purchased a number of Dell products in the past I am very confident about the quality of the product.
Although there are no customisable options available to UK customers like those available for the American market, we are offered the highest specification.
The opinions in the Fubra office differ dramatically, some people are strongly against the idea of purchasing the mini 9 and having concerns over it’s practicality and general purpose.
Others – along with myself – can see the mini 9 functioning well as an addition their current setup, allowing them to have a more portable hardware solution rather than hauling around larger laptops and desktop replacements (as in my situation).
Although it wouldn’t be a replacement and more of an extension I am having no some doubts about the purchase. Maybe if I actually saw through my initial impulse purchase last week I wouldn’t be having these thoughts, but bailed at the shipping options section.
To help aid the my final decision and those of any possible future buyers, I alongside Dunham have set up a forum that can be found at MyDellMini.com, in order to discuss the product and other UMPC related subjects.