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Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 10.1-Inch Obsidian Black Netbook - Up to 8 Hours 8 Minutes of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter)

by Dell
55 customer reviews
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  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, GMA
  • Windows 7 Starter, 8 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

The Mini 10v is everything you want in a mobile companion and more. It may be small, but you’ll be surprised by all the fun features packed inside. Be productive with a keyboard 92 percentage the size of a traditional laptop keyboard. Enjoy a beautiful view with a seamless display surface1 and 16:9 aspect ratio. And stay connected with advanced wireless options. *Based on Dell Lab testing. Battery life varies by configuration, operating conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use. Included software: McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 30-Days; Microsoft® Works. Microphone connector, One stereo headphone/speakers connector, RJ-45 port, 26-pin VGA.

The Inspiron Mini 10 is everything you want in a mobile companion and much more. Their highly portable, sharp design is complete with excellent wireless and entertainment features, making the Mini 10 exactly what you’re looking for in a best friend. The Inspiron Mini 10 is designed to give you access to your favorite entertainment. When you are on the go, you can still be connected to email, shopping and more.

Seamless viewing

A bright 10.1-inch, seamless widescreen display surface with a 16:9 aspect ratio is designed to present websites without lots of left-right scrolling, as well aswith a smoother line of sight.

Social Connection
The Inspiron Mini 10 makes it even easier to stay connected to your world wherever you go. The new internal 802.11b/g WiFi connection brings you wireless technology And the Inspiron Mini 10 small, virtually weightless design lets you travel light while keeping up with your blog, video chat, instant messenger and email so that you never lose touch with your family and friends.

Smart Design

The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 was developed from the ground up to be the perfect companion, helping you stay connected while on the go.

Store your music, photos and more on the go. While the Inspiron Mini 10 offers up multiple hard drive options and 2GB of memory, you can also keep your files online! We've partnered with to provide 2GB of free Internet storage for every Inspiron Mini 10 customer. Store, access, collaborate and share any type of file through a secure, simple and intuitive web browser experience. Plus, you can purchase larger accounts to store more files.

The Mini 10 keyboards are so easy to use. At 92% the size of a traditional laptop keyboard, your fingers will be pleased with the Mini 10 keyboards. And with a multi-touch track pad, you’ll have an easy time navigating. Plus, it’s spill-resistant, in case an accident happens.

Simple and Smart Services
Our online backup service offers data protection by enabling customers to backup data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online is easy, flexible and secure. Set up and forget it for backup of data and help protecting against software, hardware and catastrophic failure.

Dell Remote Access
Enjoy what’s on your home PC from almost anywhere. With Remote Access Basic, you can easily access photos, music, movies and more on your home system using another Internet-connected computer. No more waiting until you get home to get the files you need!

Dell Support Center
Our centrally located, easy-to-use application provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC’s desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. Helps keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.

Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.6 GHz Intel Atom N450
Memory Speed 533 MHz
Hard Drive160 GB
Graphics CoprocessorGMA
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media AcceleratorGraphics
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand NameDell
SeriesInspiron Mini
Item model numberiM10v-2679OBK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.27 x 1.10 x 7.16 inches
Color Premium Obsidian Black Finish
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #7,381 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 18, 2009
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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103 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Dot on December 11, 2009
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I have had my Dell mini 10v for 3 weeks now. I have downloaded the necessary programs off the internet, open office and Firefox, and loaded my music and pictures using my external hard drive, so I have not needed an external DVD drive. I am very happy with the keyboard (it is much nicer than the Acer I tried). It is an adequate size and I quickly became accustomed to using it. All of the buttons are in the right places and I am able to type almost as well as I can on my 15 inch laptop. The touch-pad is different than most of the netbooks out there but that is part of what attracted me to the Dell. I read many reviews that questioned the touch-pad but when I tried all the different brands(Acer, HP, Asus) in person I found that it was one of the biggest and that I didn't mind the integrated buttons and liked it better than the hp option of putting the buttons on the sides. Sometimes it does think I am trying to scroll when I click but I very rarely want to scroll so I will likely turn the scroll function off. So far the battery life of the 6 cell battery has been adequate. When running on battery with the screen turned all the way down I am getting about 6.5 hours which is less than advertised but is more than enough for me. I also like the power adapter. It is one piece and is able to plug into a surge protector and only takes up one spot which is nice. The only real negative right now is that it gets hot, hotter than my laptop and that upgrading the ram is not a task that I will be able to do on my own because I do not feel comfortable taking apart the entire computer and there is no access panel. Windows 7 starter is working well so far and I am planning on upgrading eventually. Overall I would purchase this netbook again but I do recommend that you go to a few stores and try all of the brands to determine if the keyboard and touch-pad are right for you.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By I. Gorlach on December 26, 2009
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I've been eyeing netbooks ever since my fiance got one. After working on it for a little while, I learned that certain features are more important for me than others. First, I needed a large keyboard, and second, I needed a long battery life.
In addition, I had a chance to mess around on my friends' Apple laptops, which are superior to Windows when it comes to operating systems. But since Apple doesn't make netbooks, I gave Windows 7 a shot and was blown away by a product that felt like it was made right after a decade of messy messy upgrades to Windows 95. Windows 7 became the third important consideration.

This laptop has it all for me. Love the keyboard (great for a touch-typist like me); the battery is long and sticks DOWN (can't believe it took years for laptop firms to figure out a way to fit a larger battery in while helping cool down the processor); and Windows 7 works like a charm.

I considered upgrading from the starter version, but after some research, I realized that there really is no reason for me. Upgrading provides features I would never use. Plus, the Starter version works faster and seems to really be designed for netbooks. It's an eye-candy; the battery delivers (feels good to see "75% left (5hr 45m)" or around there); and I did not need to relearn typing.

The drawbacks compared to other netbooks: the larger battery also makes it a bit heavier; some software is incompatible with Windows 7; and the ac adapter is larger on the end rather than having a hub in the middle of the wire (this might get in the way when plugging it in in class); finally, I've dealt with Dell on the phone before, and it can be hit or miss. The communication is not easy, since all of the customer service is abroad.
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Vasper on January 7, 2010
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I bought this laptop when the description indicated 2 GB upgradable. I called Dell and it turns out that you would have to send the netbook to Dell to upgrade the memory at the cost of more then what you paid for the netbook. Amazon has started indicating this on some netbooks, but as of this writing is does not specifically state that the memory is not user upgradable. And yes, you will need 2 gig of mem with Win 7.

Otherwise, the netbook was outstanding. One last comment, Dell indicated that the memory could not be user upgradable when shipped with Win XP as per Microsoft's policy. Apparently in order for an OEM to continue using pre-loaded XP, they cannot offer more then 1 gig of mem!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Carrimko on December 30, 2009
I got this Christmas Eve and have used it almost every waking moment, hahaha. My family live in Australia and Spain so i am up at 4am (Mountain Time) using MSN Messenger so we can chat via webcam. That's the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars is because unless you are flooded by surrounding light it is very hard to see you (or others to see you)because it looks so dark, but if your at an internet cafe or out and about using the webcam you should be seen well with lots of natural light.

I put on office 2007 because i had it laying around at home and like it, i also added my various craft software and copied all my 2009 photos to it via our 17" laptop's CD drive. I downloaded Firefox and the free AVG Ati-Virus software also. If you want a nice computer to go surfing the web on and doing basic office tasks on then this is a great buy. I love it. I got the black one and finger prints if your a picky person will drive you crazy with this color, so i bought a Netbook mini skin decal sticker to cover it the deigns they have are awesome, and also bought the Sumo Netbook sleeve for it so i can carry it around in my bag with out it getting all dinged up. So far i have used it unplugged for 9 hours and even then i still had time left after i plugged it back in. As i said if you want something extremely light weight and portable that you can surf the web on and do basic office stuff on then this is an awesome buy.
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