Dell Mini Nickelodeon

Specifications

Dell Mini NickelodeonNotebook: Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 250 euro
Average Score: 60.86% - poor
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Mini Nickelodeon

60% Dell Mini 10 review
Source: T3 English
Dell hasn't gone about reinventing the wheel with the Mini 10, yet despite a few minor usability issues this is a decent option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Dell Mini 10
Source: Reg Hardware English
As every netbook maker worth its salt hurries to replace its existing line-up with second generation models using Intel's new Pine Trail chipset, we are clearly going to have to get used to being presented with an ever increasing slew of machines which frankly are pretty much the same as the ones they replace. Dell delivers a rather lazy warming over of its netbook range, so while the processor is new and battery life excellent, everything else, like the song, remains the same.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
76% Dell Mini 10 (Intel Atom N450, 250GB HDD, 1GB)
Source: CNet English
We've previously looked at a less expensive version of Dell's redesigned Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook, and the line continues to be a strong player in this crowded field, thanks in part to Dell's name-brand ubiquity, as well as to the company's ability to offer a reasonable level of configuration options. Dell's popular Netbook adds HD video acceleration for a solid movie-watching experience, but requires a still-in-beta Flash update for streaming video.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 70%
60% Dell Mini 10 (PineTrail) 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's new Mini 10 with the PineTrail platform makes some nice design changes and battery life improvements from their previous generation. The new wedge shape will be welcome by some and loathed by others. The flush battery compartment is welcome to keep the lines clean but the display lid that doesn't fully cover disrupts it. It is a decent netbook system in terms of performance and features but it is marred by a nearly unusable trackpad design that makes it very difficult to use without an external mouse.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Mini Nickelodeon Edition
Source: PC Mag English
Netbooks were originally designed with kids in mind, but since then have been accepted by all age groups and turned into something more than just leisure machines. Aside from a neat design and catchy themes, the Dell Mini Nickelodeon Edition doesn't offer anything useful for parents and children that you couldn't get with any other netbook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Dell Mini 10 laptop review
Source: T3 English
So, final verdict. Well, there’s one elephant in the room that we just can’t ignore: the price. We calculated the price of the review unit’s setup on the Dell website and it came out at a staggering £519 (including wireless ‘n’, TV Tuner, HD screen, Intel Atom Z530, etc). That’s firmly in the Too Much category for netbooks whichever way you look at it. Take away all the fancy extras and you’ll find a middle-of-the-road netbook at less than £300, but the lesson here is that piling on options can destroy both the value and the style.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 40%

Foreign Reviews

55% Dell Mini 10, sự lựa chọn 'nửa vời'
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 55%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


60.86%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005HA-M Win7
Atom N270, 1.28 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)