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Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB Review – Atom N455 Netbook

February 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Computers giant Dell is already gained huge popularity through Inspiron series notebooks. Now, Dell has come up Inspiron Minis into market and these netbooks are also gained huge success like their predecessor notebooks. Now, Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB netbook is popular through various new features and specialties. Unlike some of the other popular netbooks, this netbook is coming up with 250GB hard drive and 1 GB DDR3 RAM. It has embedded Realtek 8188 CE 802.11 n wireless feature in it. This netbook priced reasonably and weighs just 2.92 lbs only.  This netbook comes black in color. This is powered through Intel Atom N455 processor.

Intel Atom N455 Processor Details:

This Intel Atom N455, that powers the Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB   is an entry level inexpensive CPU and suitable for small laptops and netbooks. This processor is clocked at 1.66 GHz and got 512 KB L2 Cache.  This processor got integrated memory controller for DDR3 main memory and the GMA 3150 Graphics card. Altogether, this configuration is very well suitable for basic computing tasks. Gaming is not suitable over this processor and overstrain will result on it. This processor got TDP rating as 5.5 Watts and this will reduce the power consumption up to 20%. This processor is best ideal choice for netbooks and helps well to reduce the cost of the machine quite significantly.

Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB Pros:

  • Price of this netbook is affordable and reasonable.
  • It has embedded Realtek 8188 CE 802.11 n wireless.
  • It has 250 GB hard drive.
  • Its processor got integrated graphics with shared memory.
  • It has one built-in 0.3-megapixel webcam.
  • It has 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack for decent unplugged power supply.
  • Light in weight.
  • It has integrated sound card and built-in speakers.

Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB Cons:

  • No optical drive.
  • No possibility for the expansion of system memory.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • No VGA and HMI ports.

Specifications:

Processor:

Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB  is powered through Intel Atom N455 processor. This processor is clocked at 1.66 GHz. It has 512 KB L2 Cache and Intel NM10 chipset too.

System memory and hard drive:

Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB  comes with 1 GB DDR 3 RAM. There is no possibility to have expansion to this system memory.

Hard drive of this netbook is 250GB capacity SATA hard disk. This drive rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and graphics:

This netbook screen size is 10.1-inches and it has WSVGA LED Backlit display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution.

This netbook got integrated graphics with shared system memory.

Operating System:

Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB  comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Operating system.

Networking:

This netbook is facilitated with Realtek 8188 CE 802.11 n wireless connectivity.

Audio:

Dell IM 1018-4034 CLB  got integrated sound card and built-in speakers. Decent sound quality is offered through this facility.

Webcam:

This netbook equipped with one 0.3-megapixel built-in web camera for video chats over the internet.

Battery:

This netbook got one 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers decent unplugged power supply for the netbook.

Input Devices:

This netbook got keyboard with 93% standard size keys and easy to type. There is touchpad with good responsiveness.

Card Reader:

This netbook is arranged with 3-in-1 card reader.

Warranty:

This netbook comes with One-year limited warranty over labor and parts.

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