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Dell Inspiron IM1018-AMZBLK 10.1-Inch Mini 10 Mobile Netbook (Black)

by Dell
13 customer reviews

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  • Intel Atom N455 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 3150
  • Windows 7 Starter
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Product Description

Product Description

The newly designed Inspiron Mini 10 is a lightweight mobile netbook 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.

Affordable and lightweight netbook that doesn't sacrifice any of the features you desire.

This Mini 1018 (model iM1018-AMZBLK) combines the power of the Intel Atom N455 processor with a 3-cell battery for up to 3 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.

Entertainment on the Go

The Inspiron Mini 10 lets you watch movies, listen to music, edit videos and upload to the Web to share your life with family and friends from almost anywhere. It boasts a seamless 10.1-inch white light-emitting diode (WLED) display featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio that brings all your entertainment to life in stunning bright colors.

Maximum Connectivity

Stay connected wherever you go with the new internal 802.11n Wi-Fi connection. Its lightweight design, including built-in webcam and microphone, will let you travel light while keeping up with your video chat, instant messenger and email so you never lose touch with family and friends.


Key Specifications

10.1-inch high-definition white light-emitting diode (WLED) display with 1024 x 600 resolution

1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor (512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) combines performance and energy efficiency.

160 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

1 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz)

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support

0.3-megapixel HD webcam with digital array microphone

Single speaker with 2 watts of power

3-cell battery

Comfortable keyboard that's 92 percent the size of a standard laptop keyboard with curved keys for a comfortable fit.

Dimensions and Weight: 10.55 x 7.76 x 1.3 inches (WxDxH); 4.36 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
  • Intel Wireless Display capabilities enables you to wirelessly stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV.
  • Bluetooth connectivity for wirelessly connecting to peripherals such as headphones.
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)

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
  • 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-AMZBLK netbook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.


1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; mail-in service

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010

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Windows 7 Starter

Simpler and Easier to Use

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

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • 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.

Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9

  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

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 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 Messenger.*
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 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.


* Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Max Screen Resolution1024X600 pixels
Processor1.66 GHz Atom N455
Hard Drive160 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 3150
Wireless Type802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3 hours
Brand NameDell
Item model numberIM1018-AMZBLK
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.63 x 3.94 x 9.25 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #34,046 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.9 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 AvailableJanuary 18, 2012
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

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Blackgirl11236 on February 8, 2012
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this little computer is amazing, and at this price i suggest you buy now before people catch on to the deal and they sell out.
i am not computer savy, i bought this computer in order to write papers, surf the web, and skype with friends. It works great for all three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also i was hesitant to purchase at first because the quality of the webcam was very important to me but this webcam is crystal clear!!!!!!!!!!
in love with this computer.... 1 suggestion thou, along with your purchase of this netbook be sure to buy the external cd drive its only like 10-15 dollars and you will need it.
even with the external cd drive it is still way cheaper than all the other netbooks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Hutchison on February 12, 2012
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I got this after reading several reviews that were very positive. I agree. This little notebook feels durable, works well, and will save me from lugging around a laptop everywhere I go. I was not disappointed with the "limited" versions of Office (only Word and Excel) and Windows (but I can't, or haven't figured out how to put up wallpaper). Regardless, it's a good little unit and worth the money. Wi-fi works well. Nice looking piano black finish. Camera looks good. Haven't tried Skype yet.

One reason I wanted this was to present PowerPoint presentations at meetings, but PowerPoint doesn't come with the limited version of Office. No problem. I just downloaded Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft for FREE, and it seems to work fine. I'm looking forward to a couple road trips with this.

UPDATE: AFter 3 days, Windows decided it needed to install some updates....12. That took 90 minutes. Eight hours later, as I tried to shut it down, it wanted to install 10 more updates. And since you can't unplug or shut it down until those have finished, it's getting a little old. I booted it right back up, and shut it down...two updates. Really? Since 5 minutes ago? Tried again. At least it was down to only update. BTW, each time, all updates were successfully downloaded and installed.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bothellbuyer on February 7, 2012
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Totally rewritten 2/8/12: I bought this item to use for working on Excel spreadsheets and for wordprocessing in an extremely portable format. It works for that purpose once you figure out how to activate the Office 2010 starter software. At first I was stalled by the prompts that told me that I had to either provide a valid product key OR buy more software upgrades. It wasn't until one of our IT staff helped me that I found ANOTHER program in the list than Office 2010....way at the bottom of the queue(Office 2010 starter software which isn't shown on screen when you are at the top of the list where Office 2010 is shown) and it does work. YAY!

It also comes with McAfee and the activation of that software was easy.

The IE software defaults blocked popups so I was initially prevented from downloading Firefox or anything else I tried until the IT staff helped me there as well. Now I have a faster browser that can also help me manage/use my Kindle Cloud Reader.

I'm going to get a wireless mouse as the little touchie pad is too non-ergonomic for my old geezer hands to use easily.

The keyboard is awesome....not one of those teeny little things with flat keys that don't appreciate the touch typist approach. I can actually touch type on this without watching every key stroke. I actually like this keyboard better than the one on my desktop at work. YAY!

I'm hoping to upgrade the memory to 2GB but first I had to figure out if I could make this device DO what I needed it to do.

What was initially a frustrating experience is now a workable experience....but it took 36 hours and the help of the IT staff at work to get there.

(PREVIOUS REVIEW written 2/7/12): Granted, I'm NOT a tech whiz and didn't grow up with computers.
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By Lanya on February 15, 2012
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At first I was so skeptical of getting this Dell Mini and I just got it today by USPS and am typing this review on it! I am not using the Macaphee but did instead download the free Microsoft Security Essentials and it works great. I also did not check the 2 boxes that allow the automatic updates that come up after you turn the netbook on because that will bog it down constantly. The WIFI is very fast with my router, so much faster then my PC. The speaker works great, the keys are nice too. I also had ordered a little Targus mouse with a USB cord, (because I get annoyed with mouse pads), and the little mouse works great. So far I am happy with this and will update this later after I've really used.

UPDATE:2/24/2012, So far, so good! I actually turned off the windows automatic updates, even though it's not recommended because the updates will slow it down. Everything works great, I downloaded Google Chrome and use that as my default browser, DON'T INSTALL INTERNET EXPLORER 9 IT WILL SLOW YOUR NETBOOK DOWN, JUST REMOVE IT, SO MUCH FASTER WITHOUT IT! I almost upgraded to 2G DIMM but you have to pop out the keyboard and remove some screws on the silver metal plate and I decided to not mess with that yet, maybe later, the 1G seems good for now. The Skype worked great and was clear. I can open up multiple google browsers and this netbook has had no problems doing that so far. I had to install the Macaphee and then uninstall it, in order to remove the program; which is weird, it's also a 2 month trial so you mine as well just install Microsoft Security Essentials for free, the Macaphee will just slow it down so I highly recommend doing that. Also make sure that your firewall is on with your network key, through your router and you're good to go. I think it also depends on how well your router is working too.
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