Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Mini Nickelodeon
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%
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
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%
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 55%
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).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
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.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
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.