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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 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
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 8
7.5

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

Good Gear Guide.au
8 September 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 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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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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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Review

Gizmodo
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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