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Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-571OBK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Obsidian Black)

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3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Netbook with 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor with 667MHz FSB and 512 KB cache
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHZ system memory (capped at 667Mhz bus)
  • 250GB, 5400 RPM SATA hard drive (no internal optical drive--use external)
  • Widescreen 10.1-inch WSVGA TrueLife display with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter operating system
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Product Description

Product Description

The Inspiron Mini 10 has best in class industrial design with integrated battery design in an adorable drift design. The combination of processor and battery technology delivers long battery life to keep the computer running from dawn to dusk. The netbook also has options that could keep you entertained with smooth watching of high definition video on a high definition screen.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 10.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.66 hertz Intel Atom N450
RAM 1 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 800 MHz
Hard Drive 250 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor Intel NM10 Express
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Graphics Media Accelerator3150
Wireless Type 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 9.5 hours
Brand Name Dell
Series Inspiron
Item model number iM1012-571OBK
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Starter
Item Weight 5.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 3.9 x 14.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.25 x 3.94 x 14.63 inches
Color Obsidian Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 250 GB
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type None
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source AC

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ASIN B003LPUYG6
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3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #42,087 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#8,798 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 5.5 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.
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Date First Available May 13, 2010

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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Dell's Mini 1012 is simply a breath of fresh air in an ever-cramping netbook market. Dell continues moving forward with it's innovative features making this netbook the most-comfortable, most-useful netbook around. Its media handling features have a bit to be desired, but it makes out okay in that department too.

===== It's Comfortable =====

This thing is a dream to use. Most netbooks are unusable to me. What stings me most with netbooks is the keyboard. Most netbooks' have either tiny keyboards, or their keyboards just aren't typing-friendly. I'm used to the low-profile, "chiclet-style" scissor-switch keyboards that are (or at least used to be) most common in older laptops, and in fact I love them. I'm referring to the type of keys that are flat and flush with the palm rest, and have a little flange or lip on the edges (where the space is between the keys).

To see exactly what I mean, check out the close ups photos of another Dell Mini (on the right side of this page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00361G10S?tag=a52-20&ie=UTF8#productDescription). Such a design makes them spill-resistant, but also makes typing a breeze, as they won't inflict wrist strain due to tall keys or keys that require more force to press. So, this thing is certainly a dream to use.

===== It's Innovative =====

The touch pad is small, yet clever, allowing you to press down on the bottom-left/bottom-right corners of the pad to left-click/right-click (respectively), rather than wasting space by implementing separate buttons. This keeps the overall size of the netbook more compact than other brands. The Mini 1012 was smudge free, thanks to their use of an oil-resistant softly-textured palm-rest.
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I bought this for my girlfriend to use for her jobs, which require frequent document creation/viewing and spreadsheet creation/editing, as she often complained about the weight of our standard laptop, an Inspiron 1545. The specs for this, or any, netbook don't warrant paying anyone over $300 for such a device, and after shopping around for prices, I found this to be the most reasonably priced machine from a manufacturer with good repute. It is perfectly capable at running Microsoft Office 2007 applications, with multiple windows and programs opened. The battery life is about 8 1/2 hours in my experience so far. It did NOT come with a an operating system backup disc (Windows 7 Starter edition), unlike the past two PCs I bought from Dell, to my dissapointment, especially considering there is no factory default image. (However, it did come with two other backup discs for drivers and applications, and Microsoft Works 9.) I called Dell tech support to share this concern. They assured me that in the event of any such necessary procedures as dramatic as a factory default reset, Dell would replace the hardware something that has Windows 7 Starter preinstalled in such a way as to make it possible to reset the system. I persisted with my request for the disc, explaining that down the line when my support year expires, I would be out of luck if I did have a major problem. The customer service guy then agreed to send me a backup disc. It came three days later, along with another driver backup disc, and a Webcam software backup disc. Very satisfied with their customer service, as always.
This netbook is absolutely perfect in size, weight, and balance for casual surfing on your lap.
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I bought it directly from DELL (the only place I could find a netbook of this size with Win.XP).

In short:

The good - sexy looking, well built, sounds surprisingly well for a netbook of this size.

The bad - touch pad has a mind of it's own. Can't upgrade operating system (XP home to XP pro).

The ugly: For your own sanity DO NOT CALL DELL TECH. SUPPORT!
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i bought this thing from staples because it was either this or a refurbed thinkpad. i figured i'd go with the new pc, so i got this.

i used it for a while with the installed win 7 and it worked well enough. after trying a few linux live distros, i settled on linux mint. i get about 6 hr battery life on the win 7, and about the same with linux mint. everything works out of the box in linux mint except wifi. the fix for that is that you connect to the internet via NIC and download the module for the wifi, and then enable it. that's it. other than that, it's no muss, no fuss.

i have no complaints about the performance or resolution or anything. comes out of suspend and hibernate well, runs fast enough for a netbook, has a lot of hdd space, boots fast, etc.

short review, but i tested everything and it all worked. so great investment IMHO
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This is the first netbook I've owned and I'm quite impressed. I wasn't sure what to expect being used to the power of a desktop PC. However, this machine performs very well for browsing the web, which is my main use. It's built sturdy but is fairly lightweight and is easy to carry around. I like typing with the keyboard which is nearly full size and has contoured keys. The touch pad works well, although I prefer to use a wireless mouse most of the time. With Windows 7 Starter you can't change the desktop background, however that's not a huge deal to me. I've owned Dell PC's and have been satisfied, so I'm not surprised that this netbook is a quality product.
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