Mini Inspiron 9 Netbook Review
We review the
Dell Mini Inspiron 9 Netbook computer.
Dell Mini Inspiron 9
Dell's introduction of a
Netbook laptop goes to show that
these uber cheap mini style laptops are here to stay.
Mini 9 Netbook is a sweet
little machine that stays competitive with Asus and other Netbook
and even goes a step above by offering a solid amount of configuration
At the time of this writing you can configure a Dell Mini Inspiron with
up to a 16GB solid state hard drive, Intel Atom
processor, Bluetooth, 1GB
Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux OS, higher resolution webcam, and more.
Size wise the Dell Mini Inspiron measures
in at around 9.0 inches wide by 6.7 inches deep, 0.6 to 1.2
inches thick, and
weighs in at only 2.3 pounds. Screen
size is approximately 8.9 inches diagonally. Design
wise the Mini 9 looks very close
to Asus' 9-inch Eee PC 901. It
slightly thinner than the Eee.
choices at the time of this mini review include glossy black white,
pink. We do however
colors to come in the near future so keep an eye out for them. Of course you always have
the option to go
with a skin if you want that custom look or color.
Small Netbook Computers
with any Netbook, the Dell Mini Inspiron 9 has a
modified keyboard to maximize
Because of their tiny nature this
is a must, and in Dell's case with the mini 9 they decided to increase
of the letter keys but sacrifice other keys a bit such as the caps lock
also omitted the F1 through
F10 function row keys and instead made them alternate keys.
a little time to get used to the
smaller tab and caps lock keys but overall the larger letter keys are
actually pretty cool,
especially if you have larger hands.
Input/Output options on the Dell Inspiron
include a VGA output, 3 USB
2.0 ports, an SD card slot, Ethernet jack, 802.11 b/g wireless,
Bluetooth, and your standard headphone and microphone jacks.
measures in at 8.9 inches with a
screen resolution of 1024x600
pixels. While it
doesn't seem like a lot
of pixels, you will find that on screen elements like web pages etc.
enough to be functional.
the screen resides a webcam and below you will find the mini's two
Inside the Dell Mini 9 you will find some fairly
standard specifications for
a Netbook including Intel's awesome Atom processor.
While not a super fast screamer, the Atom
processor keep in mind is specifically designed for these super small
powered notebooks and well they do what they were designed to do.
The Dell Mini 9 handles basic web
browsing and email,
instant messaging, and
other basic takes with ease including music playback and more. Push the Mini 9 too much
and you will find it
slows a bit of course, though this is to be expected with your typical
But nevertheless performance was adequate.
life on the Mini 9 was decent
despite the Mini 9 operating with only a 4-cell battery. We achieved
approximately 4 hours with moderate usage that included web browsing
processing. Not bad!
Overall we feel the Dell
Mini Inspiron 9 is a solid little Netbook computer
system. While some
of us here didn't
quite like the Mini 9's keyboard configuration, we do feel many of you
actually appreciate the larger letter keys for day to day typing. Add to that the
Mini 9's good battery life
performance and solid configuration options offered by Dell and you
winning Netbook computer.
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