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DELL Inspiron Mini 1018 (iM1018-2628OBK) Clear Black Intel Atom N455(1.66GHz) 10.1" 1GB DDR3 Memory 250GB HDD Netbook

  • Intel Atom N455(1.66GHz)
  • 1GB DDR3 Memory 250GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Starter
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Learn more about the DELL Mini 1018 (iM1018-2628OBK)

General

Brand
DELL
Series
Inspiron
Model
Mini 1018 (iM1018-2628OBK)
Color
Clear Black

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows 7 Starter

Processor

CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
N455(1.66GHz)
CPU L2 Cache
512KB

Chipset

Chipset
Intel NM10

Display

Screen Size
10.1"
Widescreen Display
Yes
Max Resolution
1024 x 600

Graphics

Graphics Processor
Intel GMA 3150
Video Memory
Shared system memory

Memory

Memory
1GB DDR3

Hard Drive

HDD
250GB
Hard Drive RPM
5400 RPM
Hard Drive Interface
SATA

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Built-in
Camera Pixels
0.3 Megapixel

Communications

WLAN
Realtek 8188CE 802.11n Wireless

Expansion / Connectivity

Audio Ports
Yes

Audio

Audio
Integrated Sound Card
Speaker
Built-in speaker

Input Device

Touchpad
Yes
Keyboard
Standard

Card Reader

Card Reader
3-in-1

Battery

Battery
6-cell lithium ion

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • George C.
  • 3/24/2011 12:32:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: Everything works exactly as detailed. Asbolutely no hardware issues.

Cons: Windows 7 starter, which it ships with, doesnt allow the main windows background image to be changed. Very annoying.

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  • Jeff D.
  • 3/9/2011 10:39:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality Netbook from Dell

Pros: It casing is solid. Good quality for the price. Screen is bright and easy to read. Easy to set up. Boots up fast. Quiet and getting good battery life.

Cons: None at the moment.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend it. And its a Dell!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2011 12:49:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value for the price

Pros: - Good build quality for the price. The casing is plastic but feels solid.
- Screen is surprisingly decent. Huge range of available brightness easily accessible via F4/F5 keys. Very clear and text is easy to read. Videos look great.
- Fanless - no dust getting in and clogging up ventilation.
- No CD drive

Cons: - Gets rather hot under stress although I assume the machine is built to handle it.
- I would have liked metal casing but can't complain too much for the price.
- Default software set is sluggish (see below).

Other Thoughts: Loaded up Linux 2.6.36 (Gentoo, Tuxonice). Just about everything works:
Wifi, hibernate, smooth 720p (local file) video playback, touch pad, sound, webcam, card reader. The only things I could not get running were a few function keys.

Wifi is very stable with native Linux drivers. Cold boot time from power switch to login is a decent 40 seconds. Very snappy running DWM desktop, Chromium browser and a GUI music player at the same time.

The laptop specs are perfectly suited for a light weight Linux configuration.

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  • Andrew W.
  • 1/16/2011 8:45:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood little Netbook

Pros: Works as expected. Great battery life. Good screen quality. No dead pixels. Picked up 2 GB stick of ram though Crucia! ram compatibility finder.

Cons: Ubuntu netbook remix 10.10 does not install the Realtek driver for the wireless card. Following all the forums I cannot get to work, although this is the firs time trying Ubunto, and am not familiar with the software. Very picky about sticks of ram it will allow.

Other Thoughts: Through youtube it'll show you how to upgrade the ram on this, which is upgradeable to 2GB. It is not difficult at all if you follow the video and take your time. Probably a 15 minute job. Win 7 starter is more then enough. Initially I thought I would need to upgrade to premium.

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  • Kancheng W.
  • 1/14/2011 4:36:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsso far so good

Pros: Battery life up to six
Run multiple software at a high speed
Camrecorder and sound system are the best among the many laptops I use, usually we have to plug in earphones

Cons: keyboard clumsy a little hard to press

Other Thoughts: not bad for the price

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  • Travis B.
  • 12/27/2010 11:26:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood netbook

Pros: Does what a netbook does very well

Cons: None - if you buy a netbook for what its designed for: web-browsing, etc.

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  • SHIBU V.
  • 12/9/2010 10:37:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNice lil Netbook

Pros: Cute, extremely portable. Performance is okay with Windows 7 Enterprise

Cons: 1. No dedicated LED indications for Capslock (Dell is providing a software utility for this)
2. No h/w key for Wireless Turn ON/OFF (Dell is providing a software utility for this)
3. Page Dn/Up keys are combined with Up/Dn arrows and needs to press "Fn" key to access this. It is bit annoying for me as I'm familiar with the dedicated Page Dn/Up keys in my other laptops (May not be a big issue for those who are not using these keys :)). Also to work the function keys you need to install Dell's function key application.

Other Thoughts: This is a netbook and not a notebook. Don't expect superman's acivities (like gaming) with the netbook. Its intention is activities which require less processing requirement like browsing, chatting, word processing etc.

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  • Daniel D.
  • 11/6/2010 4:54:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsDell Inspiron Mini Netbook

Pros: This is a solid little laptop, ultra portable, nice keyboard, big HDD. Built in webcam! And it's a Dell =D

Cons: Windows 7, McAfee, and AT&T pre-installed. Very slow straight out of the box. The touch pad is a little small and too touchy.

Other Thoughts: Because the pre-installed software and OS were junk and just bogged the computer down, I removed them and installed Linux (Ubuntu netbook) soon after putting the Dell mini through it's paces, and now it runs like an absolute dream!

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  • Tom M.
  • 10/22/2010 9:19:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsinspiron mini is slow

Pros: nice display. nice keyboard.

Cons: Slow.............! This machine is not good for gameplaying. Web surfing and word processing only.

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