In recent months we've seen Dell's design department running wild
with new colors
and art for a lot of their models, such as the Studio 15 and 17 laptops
, and the announcement that customizable jobs
were on the table for 2009. It probably should come as no surprise, then, to see the Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 get some love, too -- this time in five patterns by artist Tristan Eaton. Otherwise the same under the hood, the paint-jobbed Minis will run you an extra $50 over the base price of each respective model -- $349 for the Mini 9 and $549 for the Mini 12. Check out two more shots of the upgrades after the break.