Love this machine! I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
4 July 2013
Summary: I LOVE this machine!! It's definitely one of the best buys I've made this entire year! It works with my Wi Fi great, and it's MUCH faster than I ever imagined it would be. I love it. I can play on the computer downstairs in front of the TV, instead of having to go upstairs just to check email or whatever. It's small, I can pack it up to take with me in a minute, which I love the convenience of it.
Summary: The Dell Mini 1012 is a small portable HD movies. But not only movie buffs will enjoy the HD Ready resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The Broadcom Crystal HD chip is responsible for decoding video at 720p or 1080p quite automatically. It has 10.1-inch screen, good battery life, light and easy to carry anywhere.
Excerpt: I got this machine after using a Dell Mini 9 for almonst 2 years. See my review here . My biggest problem the Mini 9 was the keyboard size so I decided to slightly bigger machine to see if that worked better for me. I'm, overall, very happy with this machine. However, I had to do a little big a work to get it there: It came with Windows 7 installed which was too slow for the 1GB of RAM this machine had. The first thing I did was remove Windows and put Jolicloud on it.
Excerpt: I got my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 this past spring and love it! I knew going into this purchase that it wouldn't have the memory of capabilities of my desktop or a normal laptop, so I would not recommend this as a primary computer, but we use this as a secondary computer that we can use anywhere in the house and can take with us when we travel. It is lightweight and does have a decent amount of memory for its size and price, and I haven't had any problems with it.
Dell Mini works great, even on an alternate operating system!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this device with the specific goal of installing an alternate OS (Operating System) on it and using it to carry around. The installation was risky (and will possibly void your warranty!) but worth doing. This thing works well, with a bright screen, decent audio for a Netbook, and even has a built-in webcam. The extended (six-cell) battery will last for five hours if you're not doing processor-intensive work and sleep the display quickly when idle.
Excerpt: i got this from staples on clearance for a good price. i considered selling it for profit, but decided to keep it for myself instead. i'm glad i did. it came with windows 7 starter out of the box. that worked, but i immedately installed linux mint on it as i am not much of a windows user. this thing has very good battery life. i am able to connect to networks quickly. the keyboard is a little small, but expected for a netbook.