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...
Summary: The Inspiron Mini 10 is a solid netbook, especially for those who want to customize the look of their systems and trick it out with plenty of options. It offers a more attractive chassis than its predecessor, better audio and video performance, and over 9 hours of battery life--nearly double the...
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!
Summary: At a time when some of the best netbooks cost between $349 and $399, paying $574 for the Dell Mini 10--almost the same price as the Gateway NV --seems too high. However, there is plenty of entertainment value in having a built-in TV tuner, especially if it means a backseat of quiet children on a...
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.