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Dell Inspiron Mini 1012

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The value for money and portability also get good views. The energy efficiency and performance get mixed views. Many are critical about the sound and touchpad.

battery, portability, value for money, keyboard, screen

touchpad, sound

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 105 reviews)

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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

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Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our spring 2010 retail laptop and desktop roundup , 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.

Editor's Choice!

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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

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"Perfect for my needs!"

 

I use this as my main system, and will do everything I throw at it. Upgrade to 2GB RAM and an SSD, and this little netbook screams...with the added bonus of NO mechanical moving parts! 100% silent!

Lightweight and small, but the keyboard is still large enough for touch typing. I've got the HD version, so I've got plenty of screen real estate. After upgrading to 2GB of RAM and an SSD, this feels every bit as responsive as a standard laptop. With the

The mouse pad takes some getting used to, and can act up at times. The black top is a fingerprint magnet...I plan on swapping this out with a white top (which will look asthetically better as well).

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This computer is way better than my old one

 

Lights come on with webcam ; fast web browsing

moves a little slow somtimes

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"A netbook that's simple and excellent for everyday use."

 

I've had this product for over a year and a half now and it still works(and feels) like new. I love it!

It can be a bit laggy when you try to run multiple programs at once (but that's because this was the only computer I had, so EVERYTHING was running). Other than that, there are absolutely no cons.

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An absolutely horrible piece of technology

 

Small size ; Long battery

Very poor picture quality ; Overheats ; Very very slow ; Surprisingly heavy

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Very nice and size is perfect, get this one

 

This is a must buy if your looking for school work, every day computing, or your a road warrior and need a laptop but one that don't feel like a brick to carry around. I looked at the ipad but it sucks since you can't use it as a regular computer. The...

The size is awesome it's about 2lbs so very easy to use on plane or car. The screen is crisp and looks like any new computer today. Two usb ports with Bluetooth and Wifi that works like a charm. Windows works pretty good. Easy to type on the keyboard is

You get finger prints on the computer since it has a glossy casing that's little enyoing. Cpu is little slow so shutting the computer down or booting it up takes little long. Some times opening programs are little slow too

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"Very nice and size is perfect, get this one"

 

This is a must buy if your looking for school work, every day computing, or your a road warrior and need a laptop but one that don't feel like a brick to carry around. I looked at the ipad but it sucks since you can't use it as a regular computer. The...

The size is awesome it's about 2lbs so very easy to use on plane or car. The screen is crisp and looks like any new computer today. Two usb ports with Bluetooth and Wifi that works like a charm. Windows works pretty good. Easy to type on the keyboard is

You get finger prints on the computer since it has a glossy casing that's little enyoing. Cpu is little slow so shutting the computer down or booting it up takes little long. Some times opening programs are little slow too.

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"Love it my wife also"

 

Nice notebook for the money to me.

I got the blue one and my movies and games look sweet on it the hard drive i nice and I love the bettery life.

none so far.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
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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