Laptop Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook

Meet the Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook from Dell ! The newly designed Inspiron Mini 10 has more than 8 hours of battery life to keep you on the go. And you can enhance your view with the optional Hi-def widescreen display too!

Netbook’s are becoming more popular these days due to mobility considerations and their compact size. People can carry them anywhere they want and it can do all most every single work you do online with your powerful Laptops. And the Intel Atom Processor is the core of this power.

The technical Specification of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 are as follows: Processors available:

  • Intel® AtomTM N450 Single Core, 1.66GHz, 512K L2 Cache

Operating System:

  • Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition SP3
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Starter Edition


  • 1GB,DDR2,800MHZ capped at 667Mhz bus


  • Intel® NM10 Express


  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150

LCD Display:

  • 10.1 inch WSVGA TrueLifeTM (1024 x 600) (available on selected configurations)
  • 10.1 inch HD TrueLifeTM (1366 x 768) (available on selected configurations)

Audio and Speakers:

  • Main Speakers (quantity) : 2 x 1.0Watt with 2 channel High Definition audio
  • Microphone – Integrated single analog

Hard Drives:

  • 250GB SATA HDD 2.5 inch 5400RPM (not available with all operating systems)
  • 160GB SATA HDD 2.5 inch 5400RPM (not available with all operating systems)

Optical Drives: N/A (External Optical Drive can be used) Power:

  • 6-cell 56WHr Li-Ion Battery


  • 1.3 MP Integrated Webcam (standard on all configurations)


  • Wi-Fi Options: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half mini-card (standard on all configurations)
  • Bluetooth Options: Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1) mini-card

Ports, Slots & Chassis: Externally Accessible

  • Kensington lock
  • AC Power-in
  • Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45),
  • VGA connector
  • (3)USB 2.0
  • Audio jacks (1 headphone, 1 microphone)

3-in-1 Flash Memory Reader

  • Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Memory Card
  • Multi-Media Card (MMC)
  • Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro)

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height: 25.5mm (1.0 inches) – 32.8mm (1.3inches)
  • Width: 268mm (10.5 inches)
  • Depth: 197mm (7.8 inches)
  • Starting weight: 1.25kg (2.7 lbs) with 3 Cell battery and 1.37Kg (3lbs) with 6-cell battery

Regulatory and Environmental Compliance:

  1. Regulatory Model: P04T
  2. Regulatory Type: P04T001
  • Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
  • Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
  • Dell and the Environment

Check our Ratings:


Criteria Ratings
Performance 3 Stars
Looks 5 Stars
Maintenance 3 Stars
Pricing 4 Stars
Power Usage 5 Stars
Buying Recommendation 4 Stars



For US consumers, 1 Model is available by default with the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) starting at US$299.99 and you can customize it. Visit to make an International purchase.

For Indian consumers, currently 2 models of Inspiron Mini 10 are available. Model Dell™ Inspiron Mini 10 (S541039IN8) costs INR 16,900 and Dell™ Inspiron Mini 10 (S541040IN8) costs INR 17,900 excluding taxes, at the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Website.

Stay tuned folks, we will soon come with a review of another Laptop! Suggestions & comments most welcome!

Now Read: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 Review.

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Nitin Agarwal is an MVP alumni and a Pro Blogger. He was awarded as Most Valuable Professional for 3 times by Microsoft in Windows Expert - Consumer category. He is immensely inspired by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.


  1. michel

    This isn’t a review, it’s an advertisement.

  2. OldElmerFudd

    Congratulations. Another well-researched and investigated review. I especially enjoyed the tables that illustrated your testing results and methods for performance and power usage, etc. Very valuable, and strikingly similar in thoroughness as your Dell Studio 15 review.

    Do you actually know what a product review is?

  3. NitinA@TWC


    These Reviews has been written to let everybody know about the product specs and prices + what I think about the product and according to that I recommend you on the basis of certain categories so that you can check whether it can suits your need or not.

  4. sumeet khedkar

    hello everyone,

    this is sumeet from mumbai. 4 months ago when i was searching for netbook i visited many stores for it & i have seen models of every company which are currently available in market & finally i landed on DELL mini10 model with XP sp3, due to Its 1.brand i.e. Dell,2.looks,3.quality of material i.e keyboard, touch pad, webcam, etc.& after 4 months of usage I am much & more happy with its awesome performance & dell support(customer helpline).
    The key advantage of this model is its battery support. since the first day of my netbook i am getting strong back-up more than 4.1/2 hours(movies, surfing.) also the graphic media accelerator is good enough to play games like NFS.For me its a more than expected.. so i would like to give *****(5 stars)
    In future also i am hopeful for the same performance & same support from dell.


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