Excerpt: This is a budget netbook from Dell that was released around August 2010. It comes with an Intel Atom N455 CPU (1.66 ghz) and 1 GB DDR3 memory which makes it a small upgrade over some similarly priced budget-netbooks. You can get it with 160 GB hard drive and 3-cell battery or 250 GB and 6-cell battery version. My review is based on the latter.
Summary: The netbook works well and I like it. However, it was advertised to have a 250G hard drive and came with only a 120G. I am not happy with this smaller drive but not sure how to remedy the situation.
Summary: I bought my Mini 1018 as an open box item for $175 - basically new, except for a few small scratches. It turned out well, a real bargain. The keyboard types very well, and is not too small for my skinny fingers. There isn't a caps lock light above the keyboard, but that's maybe expected with something this small. Instead, Dell included a program that notifies you on screen of the caps lock status. The small touchpad takes getting used to.
Summary: Overall, I liked this computer, but there were a few cons... Cons ~I expected this to be fast, but it is slower than a computer should be. Not to slow, but slow enough to get a bit annoying. ~No CD drive! Most netbooks don't have one, but just so your warned! You can find some pretty inexpensive external CD drives for a netbook on amazon though. ~Skype freezes a TON! Pros ~Little notch in the back where you can hold the computer one handed while walking around.
Summary: This was purchased for a young child to do school work. As a 4th grader, some work needs to be typed and assignments are online based. This can be inconvenient when you have 1 pc and 3 people trying to use it. A reasonably priced notebook (around $250) that was portable seemed like a great option. This Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook is a good choice for our young son but I would not recommend it for heavy use.
Summary: I bought this computer in a pinch because my boyfriend got a virus on my computer (and his) leaving me with no alternate computer to do school work on. i got mine for $267 at sams club, and it came with windows 7 starter and basic office. i don't like the fact that i can't change the background on the starter program, and may upgrade later.
Summary: It is certainly a good computer, wide keyboard, good design, good resolution. The downside is somewhat slow when you keep several programs open at once. The delivery was very fast and ahead of schedule. I recommend it.
Summary: I recommend this netbook to everyone, in spite of being mini, the keyboard is very comfortable to work and it has the perfect size to carry it on. However i did not enjoy so much the Windows 7 Starter version, it's very slow, but you can always get another version, so it's not really a problem. Very satisfied with my purchase. 100% recommended.
Summary: I bought the netbook for travel and it is exactly what I wanted. I agree that it is slow compared to my desktop (w/4 gigs of ram) but it is much faster than an old laptop I have and which the netbook was to replace. It has done so admirably. I bought a usb optical drive for backup, and speakers to play internet radio. The volume was adequate if you are near the netbook, but I use it to listen from a distance, like a radio.
Summary: i am really happy with the laptop. I got it for my elder sister who writes novels and is always on the go. this fits perfectly in her handbag and with a battery life of 5-6 hours she can work at ease anywhere. Overall good buy. Value for money.