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Dell Inspiron iM1018-2628OBK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Clear Black)

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30 customer reviews

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  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 Processor
  • 1GB RAM; Wireless-N Mini-Card; 6-Cell Battery
  • 250GB Hard Drive; Media Card Reader; Integrated Ethernet
  • 10.1" 1024 x 600 pixels Widescreen; Integrated Intel NM10 Express Graphics
  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter; Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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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 1012'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 iM1018-2628OBK
Stay connected to family and friends via the
integrated webcam (see larger image).

This Mini 1018 (model iM1018-2628OBK) combines the power of the latest Intel Atom N455 processor (NM10 Express chipset) 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. Other features include a 92-percent standard size keyboard for easy typing, and an integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam and microphone for on-the-go video chats.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system, which combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows. It includes Windows 7 features like Jump Lists to help you to better find and manage files, and connecting to printers and peripherals is easier than ever.

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 iM1018-2628OBK
92-percent standard size keyboard for comfortable typing (see larger image).


Dell Inspiron Mini iM1018-2628OBK
Connect to peripherals via 3 USB ports (see larger image).


  • 10.1-inch high-definition LCD with 1024 x 600-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display
  • 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 RAM
  • Integrated Intel NM10 Express graphics
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • 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.
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 1.3-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 Remote Access enables you to easily access photos, music, movies and more on your home system using another Internet-connected computer. No more waiting until you get home to get the files you need.
  • 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 iM1018-2628OBK 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

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Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 3150
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator3150
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameDell
SeriesInspiron Mini
Item model numberiM1018-2628OBK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight5.1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.25 x 3.94 x 14.63 inches
Color Clear Black
Processor BrandIntel
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
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Shipping Weight5.3 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 AvailableSeptember 1, 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

60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Luke on January 28, 2011
I have a primary laptop that I use at home but needed something that was lighter to carry around school, do basic internet browsing and word processing. After searching for months, despite the mediocre reviews on Amazon I decided to settle for the Dell Mini 1018. Note, I paid much less from the Microsoft store (new & not refurbished) when it was on sale for less than $220 (including tax).


-Battery Life is about 6-6.5 hours in lower screen lighting(though some other netbook have a longer battery life this is enough for me). Even on the lowest screen light setting is usually good enough for me to see well.
-Keyboard is nice and I am able to comfortably use it.
-The build quality seems great.
-I can browse Youtube, CNN videos and other videos usually without the image being choppy or distorted (unless I'm running several programs).
-Considering the small size, the speakers are surprisingly great. Even much better than my Gateway T-6836 laptop though I won't raise the volume above 80 in fear of blowing them.
-This netbook doesn't get very hot like my laptop does after several hours of use. Thus not having an internal fan doesn't seem to be an issue.
-The built-in camera and mic does allow me to use Skype and AOL instant messenger video chat with no problems.


-The netbook is slow but adequate. This isn't so much as a con as a fact of all netbooks' performance.
-Comes with Window 7 starter (though I've upgraded to Window 7 Enterprise and I am happy).
-The mouse pad is a bit wider than needed but a bit shorter than I would like).
-No plug for external microphone though that wasn't a function I cared for. It does have one built into the computer.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By john khuu on February 1, 2011
For the folks that complain about the slowness, please stop comparing this to a notebook, unfair comparison. of course my lenovo ideapad will be quicker than this, it's bigger has the power to back up the size! this is just a netbook, compare it to other netbooks.

While yes it is slow, but only because its running the Dell bloatware and the godforsaken McAffee anti-virus. Ok to address this do the following after the purchase:

1.) Uninstall McAffee anti-virus! (this software is junk and takes up too much mem) In its place dl avast or any of the other freeware.

2.) Unistall all other unused s/w (i.e. Dell Support center, Dell online backup support). Windows comes with built-in support already, sys restore functionality, etc.

-lightweight (great at travelling companion or utilized on a train while commuting to work)
-quick for a netbook, 1g, and 250gb hd is plenty
-efficient and quite inexpensive (i bought this from Sam's for $298)
-win7 is great, reliable, and the MS Suite is the usual
-comes with a webcam, perfect while out of the country and need to stay in contact with love ones

-comes loaded with the Dell bloatware and McAffee.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Josh Caine on January 4, 2011
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Works great. It's a netbook, so know what you are buying if you purchase one. Netbook does NOT mean small laptop folks. The reviews where people complain it is slow are usually because they don't understand what a netbook is.
Only complaints really were the description on Amazon was not 100% accurate regarding the OS and display resolution.
Also, if you have a nice wireless router, and have your "N" network running on 5Ghz only, this won't pick it up I don't believe. The built in wireless N card doesn't seem to be able to see the 5Ghz range.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Terrell on November 22, 2010
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The main reason I chose this machine and not another netbook is that the product description (and the one other review) mention a LCD resolution of 1366x768 pixel when in fact the resolution is only 1024 x 600, the same as most other netbooks. For me, this is a deal breaker and I am returning the computer to Amazon.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Fan on March 16, 2011
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I bought the Inspirion to be a secondary computer for home and work. I was not looking for blazing speed; just a portable word processor from a reliable company. It probably would have been fine, except it refused to work with my home network, even though my other four wireless devices are fine. After several hours of troubleshooting in vain, I called Dell Customer support, and the troubles really began.

The first tech was happy to help me, but only if I paid $129 for the fix (on a $299 computer!) -- I declined. I was transferred to Wireless support who tried earnestly but unsuccessfully to fix the issue, declared it a software problem and transferred me to Customer Care. Customer Care would not assist me since the vendor in their records did not match the vendor from which I purchased the unit. I spoke to supervisors, sent emails, and at each turn was politely and implacably informed that unless I could confirm the vendor information they had on file, they would not be able to assist me.

Five fruitless hours with Dell support over three days, and I gave up. I am returning the Dell and looking to buy from a different company. Love Amazon -- Dell ... not so much.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Robert Welborn on December 13, 2010
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I have been looking at Netbooks for awhile now, and I finally decided to get the Dell Inspiron Mini iM1018-26280BK.
The price was very competitive with other netbooks I have seen. I chose this model because it had the DDR3 Ram. I figured it would make it a little faster then the competition.
I am not sorry about my decision! I have had this 3 days and it was so easy to set up out of the box. I like the almost full size keyboard and I really like the touchpad. It's very comfortable to type on.
I wanted a Netbook instead of a full size laptop for work. I take care of an alzheimers patient and I wanted something I could take with me easily. I just wanted to be able to throw it in my bag and take it to work...nothing too bulky. It is perfect for my uses...checking email, web surfing, skype calls, and online shopping.
I like the Dell brand vey much and once again, I have not been dissappointed! I also liked the fact that this had starter MS Office on it.
I am anxious to take this to work! Now I can stop trying to web surf on my cell phone!
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