Notebookcheck

Dell Mini 1012

Specifications

Dell Mini 1012
Dell Mini 1012 (Inspiron Mini 10 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
, PC2-5300 (800 MHz), DDR2 SODIMM
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel NM10
Storage
160 GB - 5400 rpm, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm, WDC WD1600BEVT-75ZCT2
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 2, Card Reader: SD/MS/MMC
Networking
10/100 MBit Lan Adapter (10/100MBit), Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card ), Bluetooth Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 36 x 270 x 198 ( = 1.42 x 10.63 x 7.8 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, CMP3D 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1,3 MP-Kamera
Additional features
12 Months Warranty, Broadcom Crystal HD-Chip
Weight
1.38 kg ( = 48.68 oz / 3.04 pounds), Power Supply: 180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 53%, features: 69%, display: 82% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell Mini 1012

86% Review Dell Mini 1012 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Nvidia Ion Killer. The Broadcom Crystal HD chip in Dell's Mini 1012 takes care of decoding 720p and 1080p movies. But not only movie fans will take delight in the HD resolution of 1366x768 pixels.
80% Dell Mini 1012
Source: Channel Web English
Although they can’t match the performance of larger and more expensive laptops, netbook computers are perfect for those who want a truly portable computer for relatively simple tasks such as web browsing, email and word processing. The Dell Mini 1012 netbook feels sturdy, which suggests it will be able to take a knock or two without much damage being caused. A good-quality netbook but it doesn’t bring anything new to the table
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Mini 1012
Source: Computer Active English
Although they can’t match the performance of larger and more expensive laptops, netbook computers are perfect for those who want a truly portable computer for relatively simple tasks such as web browsing, email and word processing. The Dell Mini 1012 netbook feels sturdy, which suggests it will be able to take a knock or two without much damage being caused.
A good-quality netbook but it doesn’t bring anything new to the table

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012)
Source: Computer Shopper English
With the extreme thin-and-light Adamo XPS laptop, Dell made its mark as a design innovator. Now, the company continues to push the envelope with this next generation of the Dell Mini 10 (officially called the Inspiron Mini 10 1012), with simple tweaks that give the attractive Mini 10 family an unexpected makeover. This sturdy netbook delivers excellent battery life, not to mention color options and one of the best keyboards we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Mini 10 im Test: Netbook-Individualist
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70%
86% Test Dell Mini 1012 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 45% display: 82% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 82%

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).
N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated 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.
10.1":

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.

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

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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
83.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-1091OBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Dell Inspiron Mini 1012
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Packard Bell dot SE 110UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N145-JP01CA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N230-JA51B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Asus Eee PC 1001PQ
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One Happy-2DQgrgr
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
MSI Wind U160-412US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N145-JP02DE
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
HP Mini 210-2010sw
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One Happy-2DQUU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Toshiba NB250-108
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N150-HAV1US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One D255-2331
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One D260-2380
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One D255-1203
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1010W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N230-JA01NL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
MSI Wind U160-299
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
MSI Wind U160-023EU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N220-JP01NL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
HP Mini 110-3010sf
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N220 Plus
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N210 Plus
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One D260-2207
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Samsung N230
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Acer Aspire One D260-2Bs
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Fujitsu LifeBook MH330
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Dell > Dell Mini 1012
Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)