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Dell Inspiron Mini 12

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Overall 8
8.0

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 9
8.6

Review Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Notebook

Notebookcheck
5 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Dell could have certainly hit the bull's eye with the 12-inch "netbook" design.  The present growth of the traditional netbooks shows a clear trend toward the models with larger displays and more user friendly keyboards .  Dell goes a step further with the Inspiron Mini 12 and offers, so to speak, a subnotebook according to the netbook model.
  • Pros: Agreeable design, Light and compact case, Thoroughly practical port configuration, Pleasant to use keyboard, Well-designed display, No appreciable noise emissions, Low surface temperatures, The reduction to the fundamentals, an electronic "notepad."
  • Cons: Reflective display impairs practical use outdoors, Power reserves only for basic applications, Short battery life
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
9 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Filling a niche within a niche, the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 is for netbook buyers who want a larger screen but not the cost—or performance—of a full-fledged ultraportable.
  • Pros: Excellent screen, Decent keyboard, Very good battery life, Thin and light
  • Cons: Pricier than other netbooks, but not faster, Small hard drive, Weak audio
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 (Windows Vista)

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.
  • Pros: Glossy 12.1-inch screen, Slim design, Excellent battery life with six-cell battery, Nearly full-size keyboard
  • Cons: Sluggish performance under Vista, Slow hard drive, Quiet speakers,
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Overall 3
3.3
Performance 3
3.3

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

PC Authority
17 August 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
6.0

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 review

expertreviews.co.uk
19 March 2009

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 6
6.0

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 review Review

CNET
27 January 2009
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 might appeal if you want a netbook with a slightly larger display than normal. We'd think twice about buying the Ubuntu version, though -- it's simply too slow.
  • Pros: Lightweight chassis, Large mouse trackpad
  • Cons: Clunky keyboard, Ubuntu version is sloooow
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Expert Review

BIOS
27 January 2009
  • Summary: Could have been good, but it isn’t
  • Pros: Slim & light; large display & keyboard
  • Cons: Poor build quality & battery life; no 3G
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 notebook review

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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