Dell Mini 1012 reviews: 10.1" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores very high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 97 reviews.
Dell Mini 1012 with Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz Single Core Processor, 1GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. 9.5 hours of battery

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Jon, Portsmouth Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
battery really good, clear decisive keys,
Bad points:
very sensitive cursor tends to jump about, using a mini mouse corrects this.
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
Overall rating 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Oct 2010

Sue , exeter General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light weight and easy to travel with, easy to use, looks good, who needs disc's when you can down load everything, it does everything I need, really pleased with it .
Bad points:
The only bad point I can find is that the touch pad is very sensitive .
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2010

Alan, Gorsedd Often on the move

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Pluses = Small ,Got Wifi

Bad points:
Minus - No CD Drive
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 6.0
Overall rating 6.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2010

john, haywards heath Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good graphics, clear screen, excellent battery life, not heavy, reasonable value for money.
Bad points:
So far none.
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Oct 2010

ANGUS, ATHERSTONE General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good battery life and recharge time,keypad no problem even with my big fingers,clear screen and virtually silent operation.
Bad points:
touch pad takes a bit getting used to.
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
Overall rating 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Oct 2010

Amee, Greenock General home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Small compact easy to use.
Bad points:
Quite slow, keeps crashing. already had to return one faulty one within 2 weeks of buying it. turned off and wouldnt turn back on again.
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 3.0
Overall rating 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2010

Jakky, Dunfermline Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Battery life is excellent and perfect for social use especially if away from home. I can easily get 7 hours of use out of mine. It looks good, I have the red coloured one, and when used on holiday recently it received a few admiring comments.
Bad points:
I bought mine to use for business emails etc whilst away from home. The machine is far too slow for this and I would not recommend it in a business capacity. In fact, an associate did ask my opinion and I recommended against it. Now using it only for home internet browsing.
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Overall rating 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 2010

This Dell Mini 1012 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 10.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1024 x 576 (WSVGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Single
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Atom
Processor number N450
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.66
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Battery life (Hours) 9.5
Weight (kg) 1.3
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA3150
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series NM10
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Release date 2010-05-17

Also known as: Inspiron Mini 1012, DELL inspiron

Laptop Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Meet the Mini 10. Timing is everything, and now you can have all the time in the world. The newly designed InspironTM Mini 10 offers up to 8 hours 44 minutes of battery life1 to keep you on the go.

  • Enhance your view with the Hi-def widescreen display option.
  • Experience exceptional HD video viewing with the Mobile Broadband.2
  • Get Live Local Broadcast TV with Digital TV tuner option.2
  • SkypeTM pre-installed. FREE Skype-to-Skype video & voice calls
  • Get the most out of your trips with Location-aware GPS option.2
  • Play CDs and DVDs with an optional external optical disk drive.
  • For the size and portability of a netbook, but the performance of a laptop, chek out the Inspiron 11z!
  • NEW! Over 130+ design options to choose from. Enter the Design Studio. Jack of All Trades
    The Mini 10 keeps you on your feet and ready for anything. Its portable and modern design is complete with up to 9.5 hours of battery life1 on select systems, as well as advanced wireless and entertainment features on select systems. And with 7 optional color choices and, you can customise your companion at a price that is more than satisfying.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook Computer Social Connection
Social Connection
The Mini 10 makes it easy to stay connected to your world almost anywhere you go with select systems that have Ethernet, and/or Bluetooth connections. With select systems travel far and wide without getting lost using the Location aware GPS. And get optional mobile broadband on any Mini 10 you choose. Organise the entire familys schedule and household chores and share media. And the Mini 10s small, virtually weightless design lets you travel light while keeping up with your blog, video chat, instant messenger and email so you never lose touch with your family and friends.

Mobile Entertainment
The Mini 10 is designed to give you access to your favorite entertainment. When youre on the go you can still be connected to email, shopping and more.

Seamless viewing
A bright 10.1" (26 cm), seamless widescreen display is designed to present websites without a lot of left-right scrolling. And its 16:9 aspect ratio provides a smooth and vivid viewing experience.

A cinematic experience
Enjoy your favorite movies on select systems with an HD screen powered with Broadcom Crystal HD media Accelerator2 and SRSSurround sound.

Digital TV2
Enjoy free live digital TV (and HD where available) on select systems with the internal TV tuner, wherever you can receive a broadcast signal. With digital TV at your fingertips, you can access all your favorite local channels and pause live TV up to 30 minutes.
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Vibrant Color
Personalize your Mini 10 with any of the 7 eye-catching color options. Choose from Alpine White, Obsidian Black, New Cherry Red, Ice Blue, Pretty Pink, Jade Green, Passion Purple. With a portion of the proceeds going to The Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa, you can now help save lives when you buy a Mini 10 (PRODUCT) RED.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook Computer Smart Design

Smart Design
The Mini 10 was developed from the ground up to be the perfect companion, helping you stay connected while on the go.

Long battery life
No need to sacrifice portability for battery life. The Mini 10 offers up to 9.5 hours of battery life3 on select systems while keeping the weight of the system starting at 3.1 pounds. Plus, the Minis new design incorporates a 6-cell battery instead of it getting in your way.

Keyboard
The Mini 10s new keyboard has been tweaked to perfection, and its new palm rest helps resist fingerprints. At 92% the size of a standard laptop keyboard, your fingers will be pleased with the Mini 10s new keyboard with curved keys for a comfortable fit.

Simple and Smart Services
Dell DataSafeTM Online
Our optional online backup service offers data protection by enabling customers to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. DellTM 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.

Dell Support Center
Our centrally located, easy-to-use application provides personalised support resources. Conveniently located on your PCs desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. Helps keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.


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