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Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 4034CLB Netbook (Clear Black)

by Dell
49 customer reviews

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  • Intel Atom Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel NM10 Express
  • Windows 7 Starter, 6 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

The newly designed Inspiron Mini 10 is a lightweight mobile net book that goes anywhere with you, so it’s always easy to check your email or connect to the Internet. It’s everything you need to stay in touch and entertained on the road.

The Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 makes it easy to stay connected to your world almost anywhere you go. The Mini 1018's small, virtually weightless design lets you travel light while keeping up with your blog, video chat, instant messenger, and e-mail so you never lose touch with your family and friends. A bright 10.1-inch widescreen display is designed to present websites without a lot of left-right scrolling.

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 offers a slim profile for computing in compact spaces (see larger image).

This Mini 1018 (model iM1018-4034CLB) combines the power of the Intel Atom N455 processor with a 6-cell battery for up to 6 hours of battery power. Built-in Wireless-N Wi-Fi wireless connectivity (802.11b/g/n) means quick and easy Internet access to hotspots in the home, on campus, in a local coffee shop, or in the office. With its lightweight design and built-in webcam and microphone, you'll be able to travel light while keeping up with your video chat, instant messenger and e-mail so you never lose touch with family and friends.

The Mini 1018 features a keyboard 92 percent the size of a traditional laptop keyboard, and a touchpad design with discrete buttons means you don't have to sacrifice comfort or productivity.

This Inspiron Mini comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.

Note: This netbook does not come with an integrated optical drive; you can connect an optional external drive via one of the netbook's USB ports.

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018
92-percent standard size keyboard
for comfortable typing.


Dell Inspiron Mini 1018
Connect to peripherals via two USB 2.0 ports.

Key Features

  • 10.1-inch high-definition white light-emitting diode (WLED) display with 1024x600-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display and featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio that brings all your entertainment to life in stunning bright colors.
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor (512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) combines performance and energy efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile.
  • 250 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 1 GB installed DDR3 RAM (667 MHz)
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 video processor with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (plus backwards compatibility with older wireless routers).
  • Comfortable keyboard that's 92 percent the size of a standard laptop keyboard with curved keys for a comfortable fit. Also includes a new palm rest that helps resist fingerprints.
  • Single speaker with 2 watts of power
  • 0.3-megapixel webcam with mono microphone
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system (Learn more)
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.
  • Dell DataSafe Online optional online backup service (additional charges applicable) offers data protection by enabling you to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online is designed to be easy, flexible and secure. After setup, it will automatically back up data and help protect against software, hardware and catastrophic failure.
  • Up to 6 hours of battery power from 6-cell battery
  • Measures 10.5 x 7.8 x 1.3 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weighs 3.1 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players to external hard drives.
  • Video output: 1 VGA
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • 3-in-1 memory card reader including compatibility with Secure Digital (SD/SDHC), Multi-Media Card (MMC), and Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro)
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron Mini iM1018-4034CLB netbook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.

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

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-month subscription); Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Microsoft Windows 7 Starter

Your PC, Simplified.

Windows 7 Starter makes small notebook PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do--less waiting, less clicking, less hassle connecting to networks. And Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.66 Hz Intel Atom
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel NM10 Express
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator3150
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameDell
SeriesInspiron Mini
Item model numberiM1018-4034CLB
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.25 x 3.94 x 14.63 inches
Color Clear Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNone
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #20,426 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableNovember 28, 2010
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

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

98 of 103 people found the following review helpful By bgomez on January 23, 2011
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Every review that questions the speed of this netbook perplexes me. It does everything I want to to with normal speed. I use Firefox, Skype, Steam, iTunes, Pidgin, Thunderbird and all of them work perfectly and load up in a matter of seconds. I am dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix and even that work really well. The only hardware that didn't work right after install Ubuntu was the Wi-Fi adapter. I was able to find drivers and install that easily and I am new to Linux. On Ubuntu, I was able to get Skype, Pidgin, and Thunderbird installed in addition to what comes with Ubuntu (Firefox and others). On Windows 7, I am running Steam and on there I have been able to run games like Plants vs Zombies, Flight Control HD, Doom 1&2, Star Wars Jedi Knight series. It actually surprises me that this netbook can play Half Life 2 and Doom 3 at low settings pretty smoothly. If you are looking for a machine to play games made after 2005, you should not buy this machine, but if you are looking for something to be very portable this is a great machine. The power plug is a standard 3 prong power plug that is small enough to take up only one socket on a power strip. My only complaint with the keyboard is that the Caps Lock key does not have a light on it that indicates if Caps Lock is on or not, but Dell has a program install that tells on the monitor if Caps Lock is switched on or off. My biggest complaint with the track pad is that the left and right click buttons seem flimsy, but I haven't found anything online saying that anyone has had them break.

Great netbook for portable web browsing and media use.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By indie on February 15, 2011
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i am really happy with the laptop. I got it for my elder sister who writes novels and is always on the go. this fits perfectly in her handbag and with a battery life of 5-6 hours she can work at ease anywhere. Overall good buy. Value for money.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Recent Purchase on May 21, 2011
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While the function of the netbook is exactly as expected, there is one detail which significantly reduces the quality of the product. In order to access the RAM, one must remove everything from the bottom portion of the netbook. That is, the keyboard, paneling, mouse-pad, and almost all SATA cords must be removed to simply upgrade RAM. This is dissimilar to previous versions of Dell netbooks, as they (and many other brands) have a an easy access tab to remove on the bottom. I purchased this netbook with the intention of upgrading the memory, but will not do so at the strong possibility that it may never reassemble correctly.

Poor choice, Dell. For a company who used to focus almost exclusively on upgrades, you've really missed the mark on this netbook.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 9, 2011
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The product page indicates that the resolution is 1366x768, but it is not. It is the standard 1024x600 netbook screen. I ordered this 3/01/11 from Amazon for the better screen (as compared with similarly priced units locally), but upon arrival, the resolution was not as stated. All other specs seemed to match, but they are pretty standard across all brands. As always, Amazon was happy to accept the return given the error.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alyssa on May 4, 2011
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At first, the idea of having a small computer didn't fancy me too much. I thought that it wouldn't work as well as a 15' or 20'. I was wrong! I love this computer and it works just as well as the others! Its size has made it easier for me to travel with, and I take it everywhere, I mean EVERYWHWERE!!! I think it's the perfect fit for someone who doesn't want a really huge laptop. Everything is of great quality on my dell and I am really glad I made the decision to buy it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 15, 2011
I upgraded to 2 gigs of memory (Crucial) using the U Tube video for guidance and it was fairly easy. I added memory because I hook up the netbook to my TV to watch streaming video of cable shows.

I got rid of DirecTv and dropped to basic-basic cable. With the netbook I can watch all the streaming video of cable networks I no longer get (using wifi. Only USA has some stuttering while all the rest (like A&E) run smoothly. Only problem is with the lesser resolution of the netbook, the picture does not fill the screen so with my 42" HD set it shows about a 32" picture. But that is a minor issue.

As far as general use,I have taken it on several trips, use it at meetings,the wifi works fine, battery life is excellent, with the extra ram it is fast and easy to use. I use it many times a week and have yet to be disappointed with its performance.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karen Lake on August 6, 2011
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Overall, I liked this computer, but there were a few cons...

~I expected this to be fast, but it is slower than a computer should be. Not to slow, but slow enough to get a bit annoying.
~No CD drive! Most netbooks don't have one, but just so your warned! You can find some pretty inexpensive external CD drives for a netbook on amazon though.
~Skype freezes a TON!

~Little notch in the back where you can hold the computer one handed while walking around.
~Keyboard is not too much smaller than a regular keyboard
~Light. Very very light!
~Mouse works well.
~Comes with skype.

I like my computer very much, and I'm using it for pictures and for school so i can do all of my Home Work at school or in the car on the way home. :)

UPDATE: My computer crashed, and my mom had gotten a memory update for me. When we sent my computer back, my mom put the memory upgrade card in the box. She talked on the phone for HOURS and finally they said that they would install the upgrade. When I got the computer back, it was still sloooooooow, but a bit faster. AND THEY DIDN'T INSTALL THE UPGRADE!!! My mom had talked on the phone for hours for nothing. They also took the memory update out of its package and took the instructions. We had to look it up on UTube on how to install it. So annoying! It still is painfully slow most of the time, but I like it anyway. I wouldn't really suggest it to anyone. If you were looking at it while it wasn't on, it would be the perfect computer, but when it's on, it's a dissapointment.
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