Excerpt: While the iPad may have stolen some thunder from the world of netbooks, there are still plenty of small and portable devices with Windows 7 and a keyboard ready to deliver on the go productivity and in the case of the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 4G from T-Mobile, do it with the speed of 4G.
Pros: Sturdy Design, 4G Connection built in (3G as well), Price, though it comes with a 2-year contract
Cons: 2 year contract, Can’t handle Hulu, 4G only in limited cities
Summary: If you were to buy the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 directly from Dell with the same specs as the $199 T-Mobile model, you'd pay $329. That's a savings of $130. But in exchange for that savings you'll wind up spending $960 over the next two years just for data.
Summary: The addition of the Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator chip and a high-def screen for $40 makes the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 a solid choice for those who want increased performance with their netbooks.
Summary: The new Dell Mini 10 is a bit thicker and heavier than many contemporary laptops. It measures about 10.5″ x 9.2″ x 1.4″ and weighs just over 3 pounds with a 6 cell battery. But I appreciate the way Dell has designed the laptop so that it looks no different with a 6 cell battery than with a lower...
Excerpt: As you can see above, the Mini 10v’s screen does not sit flush with the bezel like it does with the Mini 10, nor is it as glossy. Here, you can see that they are the same other than usb placements and HDMI (10) vs VGA (10v). And lastly, the front and rear are the same!
Conclusion: With a compact, fairly robust case and comparatively long battery life (at least with the larger battery), Dell has manufactured a rather interesting, mobile small device. The reflective display will however dampen the pleasure of being on the road with this appliance though, despite the great...
Pros: Display lid's design can be selected, Compact case, Keyboard in a standard layout, Digital HDMI interface, Almost silent working with a very attractive designed device.
Cons: Touchpad, Reflective display, Restricted opening angle, Smaller manufacturing flaws on the front edge, Once again, a matt display in order to completely justify the mobile purpose for which the mini-notebook has obviously been created.
Excerpt: Most of our readers have probably figured out by now that I’m not usually a huge fan of Dell. Not only does the company have a rather mixed reputation with consumers, I am, of course, a steadfast Mac guy who uses a MacBook as his primary computer.
Pros: Form factor, performance, and huge variety of BTO options., Compact, light form factor; strong performance; even for video playback; many build-to-order options available, including a TV tuner, Verizon Wireless modem, and battery upgrades; starting price is quite inexpensive for what it offers.
Cons: Limited RAM., 1 GB of memory cannot be upgraded through any method; generates a lot of heat; trackpad isn‘t great.
Excerpt: [timg]P1000919.jpg[/timg] We’ve come a long way, haven’t we? This is a bit of a special review because it’s a set of first for XCPUs. Not only is this our first netbook review, but this is the first with a view to an operating system.