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Dell Inspiron Mini 1018

Specifications

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018
Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 (Inspiron Mini 10 Series)
Processor
Intel Atom N455 1 x 1.7 GHz, Pinetrail
Graphics adapter
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Core: 200 MHz, DDR2, 8.14.10.2117
Memory
1024 MB 
, DDR3-10600S, 1333 MHz @ 667 MHz, Maximum 2 GB
Display
10.10 inch 16:9, 1024 x 600 pixel, WSVGA, LED, Diagonal: 26 cm, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel NM10
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545025B9A300, 250 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel 82801GBM - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, Card Reader: 3-in-1 Cardreader {SD (SDHC), MMC, MS (MS PRO)}, RJ45
Networking
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller 10/100 (10MBit/s), Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 3.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.5 x 268 x 197 ( = 1 x 10.55 x 7.76 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 Cells, 11.1 volts
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0,3 Megapixel
Additional features
Netbook, European Power Cord, 6-Cell Battery (48 Wh), various manuals, DVD with Drivers and Applications, Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial Version), McAfee Security Center (Trial Version), Windows Live Essentials, Various Software from Dell, 12 Months Warranty, Available Colors: Black
Weight
1.32 kg ( = 46.56 oz / 2.91 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
329 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 30%, features: 44%, display: 61% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron Mini 1018

85% Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Reliability on a Budget. The Inspiron Mini 1018 is the new 10-inch "budget netbook" from Dell. The hardware is up to current standards, but you'll have to go without additional features at a starting price of 279 Euro.
70% Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version

Also, the inclusion of Microsoft Office Starter 2010 software is a real bonus at this price and is a rarity in the netbook market. Providing stripped-down versions of Microsoft's word processing and spreadsheet tools, it provides a great way to get to work straight from the box. On its own, the Inspiron Mini 1018 is a great netbook, and ideal for first-time buyers. It's beaten slightly by the improved battery life and usability of the Acer and Packard Bell, but its rock-solid build quality makes it a superb choice for kids to use.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

39% Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 39% performance: 13% features: 37% display: 39% mobility: 39% ergonomy: 57%
84% Test Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 37% display: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 91%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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).


N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.10":

This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


69.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)