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Dell Inspiron Mini 10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1182 reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 10. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and battery. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the performance. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

usability, portability, size, battery, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and performance. The usability and portability also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad and reliability.

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reliability, touchpad

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Mini 1011 Inspiron Black NetBook, Built-in Bluetooth / WiFi / Webcam, Microsoft Windows XP Home, Atom N270 1.6GHz (533MHz,512KB), 1GB RAM, 160GB Dell Mini 1011 Inspiron Black NetBook, Built-in Bluetooth / WiFi / Webcam, Microsoft Windows XP Home, Atom N270 1.6GHz (533MHz,512KB), 1GB RAM, 160GB

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the battery and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, but reviews about the touchpad and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, portability, size, battery

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron Mini 10 10.1-Inch Obsidian Black Netbook with Integrated TV Tuner - Up to 6 Hours 20 Minutes of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter)Dell Inspiron Mini 10 10.1-Inch Obsidian Black Netbook with Integrated TV Tuner - Up to 6 Hours 20 Minutes of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter)

May, 2018

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Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook


Reliability on a Budget. The Inspiron Mini 1018 is the new 10-inch "budget netbook" from Dell. The hardware is up to current standards, but you'll have to go without additional features at a starting price of 279 Euro.

Long Battery Life, Fanless Cooling System, Reliable Build, Pleasing Design, Comfortable Keyboard, Current Netbook Hardware

Small Touchpad, Very Warm to the Touch, Few Accessories Included, Only 1 Speaker, Glossy Screen

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Dell Mini 1012 Netbook


Nvidia Ion Killer. The Broadcom Crystal HD chip in Dell's Mini 10

Long battery life; 1366x768 pixel; Silent; Stable case & hinges; Smooth HD videos; Very good keyboard

High waste air temperatures; No HDMI; Poor touchpad feedback

HP's Compaq Mini 311 is on top in terms of price with 375 euro. The Samsung N510 costs 425 euro and is also suitable for outdoor fans with a matt display. The most expensive is Lenovo's S12 for 450 euro. All three notebooks are 11.6 inchers with a...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Martina Osztovits (

Review Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook


Illustriously into the Future with 10 inches The Dell Mini 10, a

Display lid's design can be selected; Compact case; Keyboard in a standard layout; Digital HDMI interface

Touchpad; Reflective display; Restricted opening angle; Smaller manufacturing flaws on the front edge

There are already more than enough classic netbooks - from Asus, Acer, MSI, HP, etc. It does get exciting with the HD display, though. The upcoming Sony Vaio W11 is one of the few netbooks which can draw level even here.

Jul, 2009

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (T-Mobile)


T-Mobile is very late to the 3G netbook party, but its first entry is the cheapest you'll find on any network in terms of total cost of ownership. How much cheaper? The data plan for the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with T-Mobile webConnect ($199 with...

May, 2010

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Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK review:


Editors' note: This review is part of our , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Sophisticated design; good battery life.

Smaller hard drive than the competition offers.

This retail version of Dell's Mini 10 Netbook, called the iM1012-687OBK, has a great battery, but chances are it's sitting on a shelf right next to a less expensive Netbook with a bigger hard drive.

Mar, 2010

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (Broadcom)


Every penny counts in the cost-competitive netbook market, which is why Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 with the Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator is so interesting. For $409--$40 more than the cheapest Mini 10 configuration--consumers get a 1366 x...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Inspiron Mini 10s (HD)


The Dell Mini 10s (HD) piles on features better than any other netbook at this price, but a poor navigating experience and second-tier battery life hold it back.

Feature-rich. Improved design. Bigger keyboard. Inexpensive, given the feature set. 1,366-by-768 resolution.

Irritating navigating experience. No HDMI Out with HD display.

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (

Dell Mini 10 with Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator review


Michael Dell may not be a fan of netbooks, but you wouldn't know that from the newest Mini 10. Joining the current Mini 10v, Dell's completely overhauled

Unique design ; Available in slew of colors ; Comfortable matte keyboard

Thicker than most netbooks ; Frustrating touchpad ; Broadcom Crystal HD solution is hit or miss

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (Pine Trail)


Dell's revamped netbook features a slicker design and excellent battery life, but its touchpad isn't for everyone.

The Inspiron Mini 10 is a solid netbook, especially for those who want to customize the look of their systems and trick it out with plenty of options. It offers a more attractive chassis than its predecessor, better audio and video performance, and...

Jan, 2010

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Dell Mini 10v


Dell's Mini 10v keeps a lot of the features of the more expensive Mini 10, while dropping the price to AU$549. It's one of only a handful of AU$600 netbooks that doesn't look and feel especially cheap.

Same basic chassis as Dell's more expensive netbooks, Very low entry price

Limited configuration options, Inset screen is not as nice as the Mini 10's edge-to-edge glass

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The Inspiron Mini 10 has everything you want in a mobile companion and much more. Their highly portable, sharp design is complete with excellent wireless and entertainment features, making the Mini 10 exactly what you're looking for in a best friend. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 was developed from the ground up to be the perfect companion, helping you stay connected while on the go. No need to sacrifice weight for battery life. The Inspiron Mini 10 provides extended battery life while keeping the weight of the systems light.


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD-audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1 / 2 / 2.5

Audio Input


Audio Output



Battery life (max):10 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 9.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Purple / Red / White
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 576 / 1024 x 600
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 576
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:30
Power supply:24 / 48


On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Model:Mini 10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device



Keyboard number of keys:92
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:1333 / 533 / 667
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1




Type: None


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD-audio / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition SP3\nLinux v8.04
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 7.76 x 1
Graphics:GMA 3150 / GMA 500 / GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 500 / GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:801.11 b/g/n / 801.11. b/g/n / 802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11g /n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes


GPS (satellite):N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:30
Power supply:24 / 48


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel NM10 / Intel SCH US15W
Clock Speed:1.33GHz/1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel NM10 / Intel SCH US15W
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 47
Processing die size:26 / 66
Processor:N270 / N450 / N455 / Z520 / Z530
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville / Pineview / Silverthorne
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270 / N450 / N455 / Z520 / Z530
Processor Number:N270/Z520/Z530
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom N400 series / Intel Atom Z500 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559 / PBGA441 / Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Stepping:A0 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2 / 2.5 / 5.5 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35463 / 35466 / 36331 / 42503 / 49491
Processor code:SLB2H / SLB6P / SLB73 / SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:13 / 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:McAfee SecurityCenter


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Storage Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.17 / 7.76
Height (front):0.996 / 1 / 1.06
Height (rear):1.1 / 1.11 / 1.29
Weight:2.47 / 2.49 / 2.65 / 2.93 / 3.02
Width:10.3 / 10.6