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Dell Inspiron Mini 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 841 reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 9. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the resolution and energy efficiency. Many are less positive about the touchpad and keyboard.

portability, screen, performance, size, price

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and design. The usability and keyboard also get good views, but reviews are divided on the performance.

battery, keyboard, usability, design, price

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook ComputerDell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook ComputerDELL Inspiron Mini 9 Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6 GHz, 1024 Mb, 8 Go SSD 8.9 Qwerty, XP Home English

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and performance. The screen and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the keyboard.

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keyboard

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron mini 9-Inch (Intel® Atom Processor 1.6 Ghz , 1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 8GB Solid State Drive, Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition) BlackDell Inspiron mini 9-Inch (Intel® Atom Processor 1.6 Ghz , 1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 8GB Solid State Drive, Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition) BlackDell Inspiron Mini 9 (910) Netbook, Win XP, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Webcam, WiFi, 8.9" Display, Obsidian Black

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Review Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook

 

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Compact, robust housing; Acceptable interface configuration; Adequate keyboard; Bright, energy saving LED display; Satisfactory performance for standard use; Practical, noiseless operation; Good battery time

Weak display cover; Some keys extremely small; Only limited possible outdoor use because of the display glare; Slow writing rate of the SSD; High temperatures possible on the case

While the display offers very good brightness with good illumination, the mirrored glare-type display is anything but optimal for outdoor use. Especially in brightly lit areas, one has to put up with bothersome reflections and mirroring on the display.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is a prime example of the netbook form factor, and the best 8.9-inch one available.

Exceptional build quality, Fanless, therefore silent, Exceptional battery life

No HSPA yet, Crapware is a bit interfering considering the low screen resolution, Nothing to differentiate it on the hardware front from any of the other netbooks

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Inspiron Mini 9

 

At first glance, the Inspiron Mini 9, Dell's entry into the mini-notebook category, looks like what you might get if you left a notebook from Dell's full-size Studio line of laptops in the dryer too long. But the sub-$500 Mini 9 carries a 1.6-GHz Intel...

Keyboard is easy to use Handy applications included

Display can be hard to see

Dell has crafted a solid mini-laptop that's good for kids and has plenty to offer anyone looking for an on-the-go system. The Inspiron Mini 9 isn't perfect, but it does offer a terrific design and a good price. I would have a tough time choosing this...

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Linux) Review

 

Dell's entrance into the mini-notebook market is bound to make the competition take notice. The Linux version of the Inspiron Mini 9 boasts the most consumer-friendly interface we have seen, its footprint is tiny but sturdy, and it gets more than three...

Sleek, simple Linux OS, Compact, sturdy design, Decent battery life, Configurable online

Awkward keyboard, Solid state storage only, Extended battery not yet available

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Linux)

 

Dell barges into the netbook market with its sleek, configurable, and solid performing Inspiron Mini 9, but it's not without flaws.

Sleek, simple Linux OS, Compact, sturdy design, Decent battery life, Configurable online

Awkward keyboard, Solid state storage only, Extended battery not yet available

The Inspiron Mini 9 is stocked with the typical netbook ports, featuring three USB 2.0, VGA, and Ethernet, as well as a headphone and a microphone jack. It also has a 4-in-1 memory card reader. Alas, you won't find an ExpressCard slot, but the Inspiron...

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 doesn't advance the development of UMPCs, but it does give you a solid system and a great price.

Runs the Intel Atom platform. Weighs only 2.3 pounds. Very responsive mouse buttons. Well-priced with eValue code

Keyboard is too small. Needs a bigger battery option. Limited to SSD hard drive option

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Review

 

Last year, the world of budget notebooks was turned on its head with the introduction of the ASUS Eee PC: A 2-pound laptop with a 7-inch screen and a starting price below $300. Prior to 2008, "budget notebooks" were bulky, overweight 15-inch laptops...

Small and light ; Easy to use ; Very well built and durable ; Responsive Synaptics touchpad ; Easy to upgrade RAM, SSD, and wireless cards ; No noisy cooling fan ; Low price for an ultraportable

Gets a little hot ; Glossy plastic lid is a magnet for fingerprints ; No F11 or F12 keys, other function keys in strange location ; 4-cell battery is nice, 6-cell battery would be better

Ultimately, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is a fabulous netbook that is sure to end up on many Christmas lists this year ... but it's only "your new best friend" if you're willing to overlook a few flaws

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 | Netbook Obsidian Black

 

Dell has also removed the function keys F1 through F10, and the actions they perform are now located on the home key row. F11 and F12 have been left off which makes screen changing impossible, but probably not as much of a priority in a netbook.

No internal fan8.9 inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolutionEasy to upgrade3 hrs 38 minute battery life at normal usage

Small keyboard causes need for finger gymnastics

If you don't require all the tools and performance that a full functioned

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Review of Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

Ever since Asus created netbooks, every company has been scrambling into the market with their own piece. The Inspiron Mini 9 netbook marks Dell's entry to the world of netbooks. It sports an 8.9-inch screen and features Windows XP as …

For its price, we consider the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 a good catch. It is a netbook that is easy to carry along as a travel companion. There are many netbooks around like the Mini 9 but with this one, the battery could have been better, the screen could...

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 - Computer Review

 

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Product Specifications

Dell Inspiron mini 9 - White , Intel® Atom Processor® N270 1.6 Ghz , 1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 16GB Solid State Drive, EXTERNAL Portable CD/DVD-RW, Integrated 0.3M Pixel Webcam, Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Wireless 802.11g Mini Card, Ubuntu Linux

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook:No / Yes
Operating System Version:Linux / Windows XP Home Edition
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):k.A. / Media Accelerator 950

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945GSE / 945PM / Unknown
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N270
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