Product Type: Dell laptops
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A convenient accessory
Dell Inspiron Mini 10
Member Name: kathboo
Dell Inspiron Mini 10
Advantages: Looks good, convenient, good memory capacity
Disadvantages: No disc drive, too small
I had had enough of the usual battle with the children for the use of my own computer, so made the decision to invest in a small laptop/netbook for each of them; for my son to play games on and my daughter to do her school work on. In theory this was a good idea but 12 months down the line these netbooks have been cast aside and I'm back to the same old battle, but £400 lighter!
On a positive note, these little laptops look great. They are neat, compact and come in a funky range of colours, including red, blue, purple, pink, and green. They seem to resist marking and fingerprints very well both on the inside and out, so their appearance is always spot on.
The keys on the keyboard are not raised high at all which makes cleaning it really easy, and means little bits of grime (or breadcrumbs) don't get lodged down the side of they keys as they do in my larger laptop. The mouse is built into the keyboard so avoids the need to plug in a separate mouse, adding to the convenience of the product.
Convenience is probably one of the main selling points of this netbook. Obviously it is small and perfectly formed, which means it can very easily be transported from room to room or even from house to house. It is light and easily fits in a standard sized bag without the need to buy a specialised laptop bag. The size is ideal for smaller fingers to manoeuvre around and is a perfect size to sit on your lap in bed.
For such a small device this netbook still manages to come with a 250gb hard drive which, to give an idea of size, means it can store up to about 71000 photos or 60000 songs. It also has a long battery life of approx. 9 hours after being fully charged which is extra convenient when out and about.
I know it's a netbook and it's meant to be small - but it's just too small! Even the kids have lost interest in it, particularly after using a larger screen, as the size makes doing everything that much more difficult, and pictures are generally harder to see.
The laptop does come with Windows 7 built in to it, but it doesn't have a disc-drive. I have found this quite awkward when wanting to download certain things off discs, and some things are impossible. For a price of £200 I was expecting a little bit more from this netbook, considering a standard laptop can be purchased at a very similar price.
In summary, I would recommend this netbook as a convenient addition to your computing needs, but not as a sole household computer.
Summary: A convenient way to access the net when out n about
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