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Dell Inspiron Mini 1012

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the energy efficiency and touchpad. Views about the sound and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, price, portability, battery

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 1012

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and price. The durability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the touchpad and screen get negative opinions.

usability, performance, durability, price, portability

reliability, screen, touchpad

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Mini 1012 10.1-inch Netbook (Atom N450 1.66GHz,1Gb,250Gb,WLAN,Webcam,BT,Win 7 Starter) - PinkDell Mini 1012 10.1-inch Netbook (Atom N450 1.66GHz,1Gb,250Gb,WLAN,Webcam,BT,Win 7 Starter) - Black

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 1012

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the size and battery are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the touchpad and sound are different, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

usability, portability, price, battery, size

energy

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron iM1012-799OBK Mini 1012 10.1-Inch Netbook (Obsidian Black)Dell Inspiron iM1012-687OBK Mini 1012 10.1-Inch Obsidian Black Netbook - Up to 8 Hours 8 Minutes of Battery LifeDell Inspiron iM1012-799PPK Mini 1012 10.1-Inch Netbook (Promise Pink)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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

That not more manufacturers have had the idea of building in an HD chip like that of Broadcom. The perpetual "I want HD" problem would be solved and the minis still have a very good runtime, anyway

Feb, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Catharine Smith (computershopper.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012)

 

This sturdy netbook delivers excellent battery life, not to mention color options and one of the best keyboards we've seen.

Gorgeous design; long battery life; superior keyboard; color options; LoJack, security extras

Mouse buttons take getting used to; stuttery streaming video; mediocre Webcam

The Dell Mini 10 is one of our favorite Pine Trail netbooks so far. Not only is its design attractive, but its keyboard is also far better than the older Mini 10's. And its performance is just as good as that of netbooks with comparable specs and prices

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 review

 

Netbooks are perfectly good for basic internet and office tasks, but are usually incapable of playing high definition (HD) video. To overcome this some manufacturers have fitted their netbooks with HD-capable graphics chips, but these can shorten...

Its HD support might not be up to much and the touchpad's annoying, but the high-resolution screen makes this a desirable choice.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012)

 

A premium-quality 10-inch netbook with thoughtful design, the new Inspiron Mini 10 sells for an attractively low price.

Nice looks, six color choices ; Well designed, very good build quality ; Excellent battery life, over 8 hours ; Great keyboard ; Useful online data backup software ; Well-priced

Relatively small touchpad ; No Wi-Fi 802.11n

The new Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is a stylish, good-looking 10-inch netbook. It packs in a nice keyboard and offers excellent battery life of over 8 hours. Best value for money netbook to buy right now.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Rohan Naravane (techtree.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 New (1012)

 

Dell tries to perfect the netbook formula with their new iteration of the Mini

Cool design and variety of colored tops available, very good battery life, easily workable keyboard and touch-pad, compact charger, well priced, 3 configurations to choose from

Gets heated at the bottom under intensive use, HDMI port, which was available in the earlier model, has been removed

May, 2010

Expert review by: Iain (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Review

 

The Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 or 'New Mini 10' as it's also known on the Dell website is another Atom based netbook, and as the name suggests it has a 10 inch screen (10.1 actually) - the difference here is that it's a higher resolution than...

Consumer review by: badbonz0007 (epinions.com)

This is an Inspiring PC by Dell

 

In today's day of technology it is really nice to have an extra hand that can reach out to the cyberspace world without weighing a lot. Dell's Mini 10 net book is the way to go. This will only cost you a few hundred dollars and it is very and will fit...

lightweight and inexpensive

Will not do all the things that the big boys can do

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Media Accelerator 950

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:NM10
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N450
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