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Dell Inspiron Mini 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 837 reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and performance are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. There are some critical comments about the touchpad and keyboard.

size, portability, usability, performance, screen

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, battery, design

reliability

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and keyboard.

portability, usability, reliability, price, performance

keyboard, energy

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini review roundup

 

Dell's Inspiron Mini 9 didn't waste any time going from its formal debut to hitting the review circuit today, and although its basic design didn't blow anyone a...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-1091OBK review: Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-1091OBK

 

Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-1091OBK

WiMax antenna included; excellent battery life.

Expensive for a Netbook; cramped touch pad; WiMax service isn't widely available.

This retail version of Dell's Inspiron Mini 10, called the iM1012-1091OBK, is the first WiMax Netbook we've seen; however, that feature may not be of much use to you, depending on where you live.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK review: Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK

 

Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK

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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

More configurable than other Netbooks; good battery life; XP and Linux OS options.

Some awkward keyboard compromises; no SSD options larger than 16GB.

Dell's entry into the Netbook market means it's time to take these low-cost, low-power PCs seriously. The Inspiron Mini 9 is an excellent example of the form, if not radically different from the competition.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

 

Although not the best netbook available, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 might have enough appeal to propel this category into the mainstream.

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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Sep, 2008

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

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

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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

Sep, 2008

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