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Dell Inspiron Mini 12

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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 - Intel Atom Processor Netbook Review

IT Posts
8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Hvis sammenlignet med andre netbook som MSI Wind U100, for eksempel Dell Inspiron Mini 12 virkelig ser tynd. Den tykke er mindre end 1 tomme, netop 0,9 inches. Faktisk er størrelsen af skærmen, og hele kroppen omkring 2 inches mere dækkende end Wind U100. Notebooks har virkelig steget i popularitet i det seneste årti.
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Overall 8

Dell Inspiron Mini 12

PC Magazine
15 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Sure, the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 is expensive relative to other netbooks, but it's the only one with a 12-inch screen.
  • Pros: Big 12-inch screen. Good resolution. Very thin. As light as its 10-inch netbook peers. Ubuntu is a top-notch Linux operating system. Intel Atom platform is solid. Multiple battery options.
  • Cons: Slow, 4,200-rpm hard drive. Pricey relative to other netbooks.
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Overall 7

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 (Windows Vista) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
7 November 2008
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 certainly breaks new ground by offering a bigger screen than any other netbook without adding much weight, and you'll get very good endurance with the six-cell battery. But while we applaud Dell's efforts to make Vista easier to use with its flashy dock, the Mini 12 doesn't have the right hardware to handle this OS.
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Overall 8

The not-so mini Mini: is a regular notebook or a netbook?

Good Gear Guide.au
30 December 2009
  • Summary: Dell's Mini 12 is the first netbook that breaks the 10in screen barrier, while still managing to remain thin and light. The 1GB RAM limit is disappointing and some will scoff at a 12in notebook being dubbed a netbook, but the Mini 12 is reasonably priced and should appeal to plenty of users.
  • Pros: Large display, light and thin, good build quality, well-designed keyboard
  • Cons: A little large for a netbook, poor battery life, mediocre speakers, 1GB RAM limit
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Overall 3
Performance 3

Dell Inspiron Mini 12, poor keyboard, sluggish performance is a letdown

PC Authority
20 September 2009
  • Summary: Dell's 12.1in netbook could have been good, but you'd have to buy one in the US to realise its true potential
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Overall 6

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 review

19 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Dell's latest netbook is the Mini 12, which was previously called the Inspiron 1210. It's the biggest netbook yet, with a 12.1in screen, the same size as those used on many fully fledged ultra-portable laptops. The standard version comes with Windows XP Home installed on its small 80GB hard disk. It has an Intel Atom processor running at 1.6GHz, but only 1GB of RAM. There's no option to increase the amount of memory in the Mini 12.
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Expert Review

Laptop Views
4 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Dell’s new Dell Inspiron Mini-12 laptop is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Ultra Low Voltage ATOM Z530 with 512-KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB on Intel US15W Chipset Motherboard, and it offers 1-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (max 4-GB in 2 slots), a 80-GB  5400 rpm SATA hard drive and does not have any internal optical drive.
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Overall 7

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 notebook

Pocket Lint
26 January 2009
  • Pros: Lightweight, thin, good usability, price
  • Cons: Larger than average size for a netbook, unexceptional screen resolution, hard drive capacity
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Overall 8

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Z520 review

TechRadar UK
22 January 2009
  • Summary: Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better in the wacky world of netbooks. Or maybe it does...
  • Pros: Bright, shiny screen, Cool and quiet
  • Cons: Disappointing battery, No full-size keyboard
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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Review

20 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 is a bit confused. It packs an Intel Atom processor, which makes it a netbook. But it also has a 12-inch screen, which exceeds our definition of what a netbook can be. On one hand it’s a natural evolution of the genre in an ever growing screen size arms race, topping the 10-inchers like a razor company adding another blade.
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