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DELL IM1012-571OBK netbook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of DELL IM1012-571OBK netbook. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The size and portability also get good reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are different, while some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency.

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performance, usability, touchpad, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the DELL IM1012-571OBK netbook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Great little netbook


I have read other reviews about people not liking the mouse pad. I how ever have not had any issues. shure it does not have two seperate buttons. They are integrated into the pad. I have hardly ever used those buttons on any other lap top ever. I...

Great net book. Have not had any issues with it at out all!!!! Like the size, very portable! Great for taking to clubs or when I check ids at the door, and it gets slow takes up little space and gives me some thing to do

Nothing so far

Mar, 2011

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Couldn't ask for more!


This is a netbook! It does what it's supposed to do with the size, processor, memory given... and at the price, it's a great deal. I got this for my homeschooler to do schoolwork online mainly. I had planned to wipe out W7 Starter and install Pro, but...

Looks brand new (refurb), nice bright display, keys are much easier to use than I was expecting

The touchpad is hard to use (as has been mentioned repeatedly -- but except for really quick stuff, who doesn't use a mouse!); had to spend considerable time uninstalling junk

Feb, 2011

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Excellent NETBOOK


I am 6'7" and have no troubles with the small size, no probs with tilt issues people are complaining about, tilts open much farther than I would ever use it at. Keyboard also does not seem to be a problem for me, these keys don't even seem small, they...

Battery life is great, 8-9 hours, 6 cell... PRICE ; Very Quiet, fanless operation, silent if not for the slight hard drive sounds ; Screen looks nice, good dark black levels. Very nice to use in bed laying on your chest and watching tv on the wall, the...

Track pad hard to click and drag, buttons are rigid in the front left and right, takes some getting used to, not a deal breaker ; Win7 Starter has some limitations, you will need to install a dvd decoder/player and codec pack like CCCP to get it to...

Feb, 2011

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For $220 and nearly $250 I should have waited fro Fri's or best buy to put brand new netbook's on sale for $200. Everything else was OK. Nothing especial as it is only a netbook. Newegg shipping was great, but should specify what condition they are in....

Works. Not sure.. Dell.. maybe

My main concern with this mini netbook is that that appearance was horrible. It looks like someone dragged it down the street because the screen cover is badly scratched. I knew this was Re-certified, and I've bought quite a few re-certified items in...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Dell Mini 1012 Not a Real Computing Deal


Ipad is more expensive but may be better solution for 10 in screen.

Small notebook simple as can be, has T-Mobile broadband card and good lasting battery but.....!???? That is all

Win7 slow, no DVD drive. No actual possibility to make recovery disks ; LCD can't be tilted back to make it flat as to accommodate wide angle while seated in bus or airplane. It is OK for short person, not me. Viewing angle not very good. No BlueTooth....

Jan, 2011

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Don't buy!!!



Don't buy this cheap recertified junk. Found cell-battery loose inside the case. Have to pay for return shipment

Jan, 2011

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only had it for a few days, only time will tell if it will keep on trucking. wish it came with 2GB, I see an upgrade in its future. wish it had a faster processor but eh don't we all? wish we had a faster processor? re-certified does not mean junk,...

Cheap!!!! It feels solid and has a great battery life. The Keyboard s nicely spaced for my hands. Upgradable to 2GB of ram. Does everything a netbook should

The touch pad is a little difficult to use ; Runs pretty hot, hopefully this will not lead to a quick demise

Jan, 2011

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Overall a pretty nice netbook


Overall I do prefer the Toshiba NB255 slightly over this Inspiron Mini 1012, but at the refurb price it's still a very good deal, and I have enjoyed using this machine ever since I bought it. The only upgrade that I've done so far is to pop in a 2GB...

Picked this netbook up a week ago, and even though its a refurbed unit, overall the appearance is like new (with the exception of some very minor scratches on the glossy lid), and the battery holds a full charge. Compared to the other netbooks that...

The most major cons ; 1) Like most reviewers/users pointed out, the trackpad is a PITA. I much prefer the trackpad on the Toshiba NB255. I do use it when I am mobile, but anytime I have this netbook on a table I use the excellent Microsoft Mobile Mouse...

Jan, 2011

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Fair Buy


will buy Notebook instead as this is a very slow computer but I expected this. This netbook was a trial for me but not any more netbook buys after this.

Good solid Netbook. Turned ON and updated without a hitch. Great look. Great service from Newegg. Got in three days. 160gb hard drive is fine and quite. Looks new. 90 days warranty so if do not work call Dell for the support

Mouse is jumpy. Sometime can not find a pointer. Mouse pad is small but normal. Wondows starter is not a good OS. 1gb RAM is slow. the Youtube can be slow at a time. Lots of bloatware that need to be removed to speed up the start up. No need for the...

Jan, 2011

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Put an SSD, 2GB stick, and a Broadcom HD card in, giving me the speed and quality of a notebook and the portability of a netbook for under $350 total. I'm VERY happy right now.

It just works. Solidly built and reliable. Compact and attractive also. Looks and feels brand new to me

Haven't encountered any yet

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600


On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Starter
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
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 for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Processor ARK ID:42503
Processor code:SLBMG
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1
Height (rear):1.29