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Dell Inspiron iM1012-687OBK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Obsidian Black)

by Dell
3.2 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews
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  • Intel Atom N450 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 3151
  • Windows 7 Starter, 8.75 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Color: Black

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
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450
Memory Speed 800 MHz
Hard Drive 160 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA 3150
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Graphics Media Accelerator3151
Graphics Card Ram Size 384 MB
Wireless Type 802.11abg
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8.75 hours
Brand Name Dell
Series Inspiron Mini
Item model number iM1012-687OBK
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Starter
Item Weight 3.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 10.6 x 1.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.74 x 10.55 x 1.26 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type None
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC

Additional Information

ASIN B00361G10S
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #23,787 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,108 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 5.2 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 December 19, 2005

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Color: Black
I've not been a fan of that many netbooks out there, but this little guy really blew me away. I got to compare this netbook up against netbooks from ASUS, Acer, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and Gateway (a pretty exhaustive line-up). There was a sharp contrast between Dell's Mini 10 series and netbooks made by the other companies. To me, the buying decision really came down to comfort and ingenuity of its design. I find others choosing this model mostly for the same reasons.

===== 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. I'm used to the low-profile, "chiclet-style" scissor-switch keyboards that are (or at least used to be) most common in 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 here on the right (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00361G10S?tag=a52-20&ie=UTF8#productDescription). These types of keyboards make typing a breeze, as they won't inflict wrist strain due to tall keys or keys that require more force to press.

===== 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. The touch pad is also very touchable, as its texture and finish is matte, rather than glossy, making it much more conducive to swiping your fingers across than most of the other netbooks I laid fingers on. Most netbooks' touch pads were glossy, making your skin shear and resist the dragging gestures.
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Color: Black
Why 4 stars versus 5? The difference between 'I like it' and 'I love it'. I do like it! I like netbooks for web surfing and emailing, video chat via Skype and little else. Ideally the mini would have a DVD drive, more storage space, a better webcam and THEN I'd love it, but then it would probably be a notebook.

I purchased this item for my 12 year old daughter to access the internet to play online games (Disney's Club Penguin and Neopets), do basic research for reports and access her email. I wanted something that was ultra-portable, the right size for her small hands, possessing a brilliant display and a good battery life. I went to Dell first because I trust the brand. The Dell Inspiron Mini... did not disappoint.

What I like about it...

1. Great battery life with the 6-cell battery. Averages about 6 hours of solid use with the 6-cell. It does add to the thickness of the back of the unit, but it still fits easily into the case I purchased for it. Targus CityGear Netbook Case for up to 10.2 Inch Netbooks- Black and Grey TSM097US
2. The display is bright and clear.
3. The keyboard, while smaller than the full-sized one, is adequate and responsive.
4. The wireless connection is quick despite not being 'n-network' capable.
5. Trend Internet Security USB installed easily and uses very few resources, not bogging down the netbook.

What I wish was better...

1. Less heat! The bottom of the unit gets quite hot. I have to say this worries me. Longevity may be an issue.
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Just purchased this computer. I thought the touchscreen left and right click buttons would be helpful, but after using it, I found it to be a hindrance. The main problem is that you cannot use two hands to navigate as you can on a regular laptop mouse set-up. I often left click with my left index finger, and sweep with my right. This is particularly evident when you try to highlight text. When you press down on the left click button, and also finger over the touch pad to color the text, the mouse wants to navigate in both directions (for each finger) and makes it very difficult to try to get the pointer to hover over one spot.
Very frustrating, and a deal breaker in my case.

On a positive, I can say I absolutely love the keyboard. Quality wise, It is OK, and I do like how the ac plug comes straight out the back which helps prevent side pressures on the plug. It is also a beefy plug, unlike the Esus which has the small adapter pin. The ac adapter itself is as compact as it could be.
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I just got the Dell Mini 1012 Netbook... and choose this over ASUS 1005, HP 210 and Samsung mainly because of three reasons:

One, its feels solid...feel more like a laptop.. not any cheap old plastic netbook,
Second, the keyboard rocks, simply amazing to type... its not a chiclet keyboard :) but feels like a real-keyboard. I am typing a little over 80 WPM on it (thats what I get on my regular laptop).. :)
Finally, the screen is amazing, very clear and bright, better than ASUS or HP or MSI .. go to a store like BestBuy and see them in action and compare. YouTube picture quality has been amazing.

I have used the Atom N270 Netbook before, but the Atom N450 is cool.. I can run Powerpoint, Word Doc and Internet Explorer at the same time... and switching between the Apps without any delay.. almost like a regular notebook -- with N270 it literally used to hang :) Also, I am getting more than 8 hours of battery life with thoese Applications, which is cool.
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