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Dell Inspiron Mini IM10-2863 10.1-Inch Obsidian Black Netbook

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Obsidian Black
  • 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z520 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • Windows XP Home, 3 Hour Lithium Ion Battery
  • 10.1-Inch LED Display (1024x576), 1.3mp Web Cam
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Product Information

Color: Obsidian Black
Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 576
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 576 pixels
Processor1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z520
Hard Drive160 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 500
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3 hours
Brand NameDell
Item model numberIM10-2863
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP Home
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.28 x 7.19 x 1.12 inches
Color Obsidian Black
Processor BrandIntel
Flash Memory Size160 GB
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #20,190 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 12, 2009
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Product Description

Color: Obsidian Black

A larger sibling to Dell's Inspiron Mini 9, the Inspiron Mini 10 in obsidian black adds keyboard comfort and even more entertainment-friendly dimensions to the Inspiron Mini family. Like the Inspiron Mini 9 and Mini 12, the Mini 10 is a compact, easy-to-carry Internet companion that's ideal for teens, tweens, travelers and "Tweeters" to surf the Web, chat with friends (both via text and using the integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam), stream video and audiocontent, and upload on-the-go photos to blogs or social networking sites. Standard built-in Wi-Fi means quick and easy wireless internet access to hotspots in the home, on campus, in a local coffee shop, in the office or at a conference.

Super thin and ultra-portable, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 weighs in at just 2.6 pounds.
The Inspiron Mini 10 features an intuitive Dell-developed custom home screen interface that is designed to make it easy to find what you're looking for. Intuitive icons link directly to groups of similar applications, like games, Web and entertainment, and favorite web links for quick access. Plus, the home screen can be personalized, putting your favorites front and center.

A bright 10.1-inch display is designed to be able to present web sites without a lot of left-right scrolling, and the 92-percent full-size keyboard is large and easy to navigate. An HDMI port also allows you to connect the Mini 10 to your HDTV for large-screen, high-def viewing. Other features include a 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM (533 MHz; maximum capacity), integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, three USB ports, 3-in-1 memory card reader, and up to 3 hours of battery life.

Offering a range of bright color options, the Inspiron Mini 10 is a great travel companion.
It comes preinstalled with the Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system, which offers more experienced users an enhanced and innovative experience that incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on your desktop.

A Better Keyboard
You won't lose any flexibility with the Mini 10's keyboard. At 92 percent the size of a standard laptop, it's almost as if the Mini 10's keyboard is at full range. And with a multi-touch track pad, your fingers will have an easy time navigating. Plus, it's spill resistant, so you can rest assured if accidents happen.

Display and Audio
The Inspiron Mini 10 has a 10.1-inch LCD screen (1024 x 576; WSVGA) with TrueLife high-gloss/anti-reflective technology, which features a sharp contrast finish that's well suited to immersive 3D games and watching videos. Its widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio is designed to present websites without lots of left-right scrolling, as well as with a smoother line of sight. Expand your screen by connecting to an external monitor or TV using the HDMI port. This notebook has two speakers for stereo sound.

Spec Check
  • 1.3 GHz GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor
  • 160 GB hard drive
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Windows XP Home
  • 3-cell battery
  • Up to 3 hours of battery life
  • Weighs 2.6 pounds
Power-Sipping Processor
Newly designed from the ground up, the Intel Atom Z520 uses a 45nm (nanometer) design structure with new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve even more energy and give you more time away from the wall outlet. The Intel Atom Z520 provides a 1.3 GHz CPU speed with a 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and 512 KB L2 cache--which uses just 2 watts of power. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.) It supports Intel's 64-bit computing architecture, which can allow the use of extended virtual and physical memory with compatible 64-bit software, as well as Intel's Hyper-Threading technology for speedier multitasking.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN that's fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. With the integrated Bluetooth connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones as well as use Bluetooth-enabled headsets for handsfree video chats. It comes with the following external connectors:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports (1 powered) for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 HDMI output (for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable)
  • Analog video output: None
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet networking
  • 1 headphone (line-out) and 1 microphone (line-in)
  • 3-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Multimedia Card (MMC), and Memory Stick

The IM10's ports in profile, on the right: audio jacks (line-out, mic in), HDMI, two USB, Ethernet.

On the left side: Kensington lock, power adapter port, USB, 3-in-1 memory card reader.
This laptop measures 10.28 x 7.2 x 1.1 inches and weighs 2.6 pounds.

What's in the Box
This package includes the Dell Inspiron Mini IM10-2863 (obsidian black), 3-cell rechargeable battery, AC adapter, and printed documentation. It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty with mail-in service. Dell provides a variety of service offerings and add-on options to help ensure devices are easy to use and maintain optimal performance, including:

  • Dell Support Center: Quickly access Dell service and support from an icon on your desktop that provides automated fixes, software upgrades and tools to help keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently.
  • DellConnect Remote Assistance: Dell experts help diagnose and solve PC problems via an Internet connection (available only on Windows-based systems).

Even More Storage and Access to Your Files
Dell has teamed up with to offer exclusive web-based file storage, access and sharing to Inspiron Mini users, including a free Basic plan with 2 GB of remote storage space that's expandable to 25 GB. The Inspiron Mini 12 includes a direct link to a Dell-exclusive home page on (, providing you with an easy way to add incremental online storage space to easily manage your digital lives. Individuals can safely and securely upload files of any type to their Box, including photos, videos, music, documents and presentations, and then access those files from almost anywhere on any device.'s world-class service requires no software to download. With its OpenBox platform, enables people to edit documents and photos directly from their web-browser and post media to their blog or social networks, further enhancing the mobility and user experience on the Inspiron Mini.

Additionally, with Dell Remote Access you can find, use and share your digital world, even while away from home. Whether you use a mobile phone with a web browser, a computer outside your home, or share files and folders with a friend; you will have the ability to access files and devices in your home from anywhere with Internet access. Here are some examples on how you could use Dell Remote Access:

  • Remotely control any PC running Windows XP or Vista on your home network as if you were sitting in front of it.
  • If you have a smart phone with document viewers, you can open presentations, spreadsheets, and documents.
  • Take a picture on your phone and upload it to a folder on your computer... and then share the folder with a friend.
  • While on a vacation, transfer pictures from your camera (using an Internet connected PC) to a folder on your home computer, so your friends and family can see your vacation in real time.

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Product Description

The Inspiron Mini 10 allows you to stay connected in style! Choose your choice of colors to carry with you. The Inspiron Mini 10 boasts 10" of stylish viewing with a suprisingly large keyboard and yet is portable enough to take it anywhere! The large 160GB hard drive makes sure you never leave your music or your life at home!

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So now I really enjoy this little guy!
Patricia West
Stay clear of Dell products unless you like to be on the phone for hours talking to a foreign call center only to be told they can't fix their "lemons".
While it's not the best touchpad in the world, the integrated buttons DO actually click and I've not had too many problems with the pad itself.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By D. Farley on June 5, 2009
Color Name: Obsidian Black
So far I'm very impressed with this system. The keyboard is just awesome for a netbook, and with Windows XP Home, it's really not all that slow. I've had several heavier applications open at the same time and didn't really have any problems. Aptana Studio (My web development IDE of choice), FireFox 3, TrueCrypt, XAMPP (Apache & MYSql) just to name a few. I've only got a few real complaints about this computer. One, the touchpad is horrible. It really shouldn't have had the two buttons integrated into the bottom of it, it's not possible to have your index finger navigating and thumb clicking at the same time. It's quite annoying (I bought a cheap travel mouse). The other complaint I have is the video playback quality. It's really just not that good. It's actually quite choppy for the most part if you try watching videos in fullscreen. I have however found a workaround for this, and it makes the video quality look awesome (see notes at the bottom).

Awesome 10" display
Great almost full-size keyboard
3 USB ports (one of the left, two on the right)
2.6lbs, it's super light
Decent speed for a 1.3Ghz system.

Cruddy video playback (mostly full screen problems)
Horrible Linux video driver support (Intel GMA 500, google it)
Battery life is a little bit lacking compared to other netbooks.
Touchpad needs to be redesigned.

Video Playback Notes/Quality tweak:
As far as the cruddy video playback is concerned, the one thing that I have found to help with this is the usage of a third party media player. A friend of mine turned me on to a player called KMPlayer [...] which comes bundled with just about every video codec ever made, and not to mention that it's portable (it runs off of a thumb drive).
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey J. B. Edwards on July 6, 2009
Color Name: Obsidian Black
I got this laptop about 2 days ago and am typing this review using it. The keyboard is great. About half of all netbooks have good keyboards like this one.

The best feature is that this Netbook is completely silent. There is NO fan which means there is no noise. This was the key feature for me because I like recording audio books so using this means I have a 100% silent environment to record my voice.

People complaint about the 1GB or ram but for windows XP that is all you really need. I think they can't add more ram to this netbook because it is passively cooled which means you can just slap in any module with your greasy fingers. I could be wrong. Anyways I would rather have 1GB with xp that runs everything then 2GB with Windows 7.

Another great feature that I only just noticed yesterday is that it has a sealed LCD. All other netbooks and laptops that I have seen have a normal lcd that is very difficult to clean. You know the type. If you touch it it ripples sort of so you become paranoid about cleaning them. This netbook has a solid plastic covering over the screen which means it is easy to clean.

Another important feature for me was that this included the windows XP reinstall CD. That means I can experiment with Android or Ubuntu and then put XP on later if I like. With other companies they don't include an OS cd so if you install another operating system on your computer and don't like it you are in trouble. Also the dell has no bloatware. I looked at the Acer 11.6 and it is full of about 100 useless bonus programs that slow it down. Enjoy doing that with no CD to fresh install.

So if you want a silent pc with an easy to clean screen get this one. Otherwise go with the Asus that has like 8 hour batter life. This one only have about 4 hours on a 3 cell battery.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Greyhound on June 16, 2009
Color Name: Ice Blue
absolutely exceeded all my expectations!!! Not only is the keyboard the perfect size, the Dell Chat feature is so much fun. I didn't even know it came with it, but it is free internet chat with anyone with a webcam and now when I travel I can talk and see my kids. Mine came with the 3 cell battery, but with the energy effecient Atom z520 proceesor I get plenty of battery life, almost 4 hours of continous use, probably closer to 6 if taking breaks or letting it go idle. Very slim and light weight and with the wide screen I don't have to scroll left to right to see everything on the page. It also comes standard with XP, which is awesome and easy to use. Oh, and the Dell Remote Access is so cool, I can access all my files, music and pictures from my home PC and not clog up my hard drive. I liked mine so much, i bought one each for my kids, so we can always stay in touch.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Patricia West on July 18, 2009
Color Name: Promise Pink
I don't have too much to add to the other comments. I agree that the touchpad is awkward and problematic to use and video playback is choppy at best. One thing I didn't see mentioned is that, because of the small screen, it cuts off some of your windows. For instance, when I was trying to set up the Wi-Fi wizard. it would cut off the bottom of the screen where you click "Next" or whatever. The workaround is to just hit Enter on your keyboard. However, when I tried to use Outlook to enter Contacts information, it cut off the bottom of that window where you would ordinarily enter address information. There is no workaround for that except to change your screen resolution. Then you can't see your entire screen (desktop screen for example)without scrolling back and forth and up and down. Very awkward. I'll probaly just make do with it since I have another primary computer. But if I had known the limitations, I probably would have just forked over the cash and gotten a laptop.

Update: Wish I could change my rating to 4 stars. I talked to a second tech support guy over at Dell and he was able to walk me through changing the screen settings so that windows don't get cut off. So now I really enjoy this little guy!
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