The inside of theDellInspiron Mini 1012 is no different from other recent Netbooks: It works with the components of Intel's Pine-Trail platform and Windows 7.In the Dell case but deviates from the standard: The screen is not as usual at the back attached to the housing, but a few inches in front.In the longer housing brings Dell at a flat 6-cell battery.IT IS the Inspiron Mini 1012 only slightly inclined, whether the battery is plugged in or not.
Battery life The term of the Dell Mini is neat: it managed just nine hours on Wi-Fi browsing and played more than six hours from a movie screen at maximum brightness.The best netbook but keep around for an hour longer.
Screen The tester was equipped with a mirror-equipped 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.A model with anti-reflective screen and higher resolution of 1366 x 768 Dell offers for about 430 €.The screen was bright and high contrast: Nevertheless, it can be because of the reflections read out only when you sit in the shade.
Keyboard On the Inspiron Mini can type almost as comfortable as on a good notebook keyboard: The keyboard is built stable; the keys provide a significant pressure response.The Mouse (touchpad) not convinced, however: Since its buttons are integrated into the touchpad, we often inadvertently triggers a mouse click or move the mouse pointer.
Facilities In a Netbook for 350 € should actually put a bit more than the Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 features: The hard disk of the Dell unit was only 160 GB in size, the WLAN worked only after the earlier 11g standard, Bluetooth was missing.
Conclusion:The Inspiron Mini 1012 is different from the netbook comfortable single-class design.For battery life, screen quality and keyboard, it is one of the better equipment, but offers for its price too little equipment.