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The Cutest Netbook!!!
Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Member Name: ridgeway27
Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Advantages: Quick, Easy-to-Use, Convenient, Efficient, Attractive, Transportable & Lightweight
Disadvantages: Keyboard takes some getting used to!
I have only recently begun using this Dell Inspiron 910 because my laptop was damaged by BT (long story!!!) so while that is being disputed, and it is in repair, I am using this one so that life can go on!!
On first impressions it looked too cute to be of any use... By that I mean I felt I was always exclaiming at how adorable and small it was rather than using it properly! That soon passed and I now do make use of it's functions and the programmes which have been saved on it!!
While the screen is tiny, I find that it is adequate as I can use the mouse/scratchpad area to scroll down (by running my finger on the right hand side of it) and it moves down the screen to the area I want. Given the size, the websites are smaller, but having since used a widescreen laptop/screen, I find that that is far too big now and I feel overwhelmed!
The battery lasts absolutely ages - 3 hours or so from full-charge, and it recharges very quickly. The charger comes with a long-enough cable so that it can be on charge/plugged in while it is being used, but sometimes I leave it on the side for half an hour while I take a break and come back to find it is at least half-way charged or more.
It is fully portable - being as tiny as it is, it can fit into my bag and I don't even realise it's there! The colour is also quite attractive - my one is a white top (with the Dell logo) and then black underneath. When opened it has a small on/off button near the screen which is shiny and silver, but not too flashy. The screen pretty much takes up the upper half of the laptop when it's opened which given the size is pretty much expected. There is a white trim to match up to the outer screen/top. On the lower half is a standard 'QWERTY' keyboard and the mouse/scratchpad I really like because aside from the buttons, it is fully merged into the lower plastic casing which is silver. The screen can also be moved/adjusted so that it is comfortable for the user.
I like the minimal styling of this Dell. It has the basic functions, and then some, and it works well for me as a back-up, second/temporary option. Even so, once my laptop comes back I would probably continue to use this too just because it is so convenient to travel with, charge and just use!
The only issue I have is with the keyboard which took some getting used to. This is because I was having to adjust to a much smaller keyboard. I managed by using my nails, because in that way I would be able to tap onto the buttons needed but after a week or two I have gotten used to the size and able to to use this properly now.
All in all - I would purchase this as a back-up because from what I understand, they cost around £100 or thereabouts. Well worth the money in terms of functions, ease-of-use, battery life, attractiveness and it is also very quick when connected online and using applications.
Summary: It's adorably cute which makes using it even more of a pleasure!!
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