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Dell iM1018-4033PRD Netbook Review

February 11th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dell always occupies a special place in the computers market. Currently, the trend is for netbooks and keeping this kind of interest in mind, Dell has come up with a powerful red netbook as Dell iM1018-4033PRD. This netbook got many advanced features unlike its competitors. Perhaps the processor is same as their competitors and used the Intel Atom N455 processor. Dell iM1018-4033PRD has 1GB DDR3 RAM and expandable to 2GB. It has  storage space through 250GB hard drive. Dell iM1018-4033PRD has Intel NM10 Express video graphics and this is definitely an upper hand over the other popular brands netbooks. Also, this netbook is equipped with 6-cell lithium-ion battery and whereas other brands are coming up with just 3-cell lithium ion battery pack. Surprisingly, all these advantageous features are priced at the lowest and almost same as the other brands netbooks. Definitely people will make a choice with this netbook as this is offering more at that particular same price.

On the downside, Dell iM1018-4033PRD does not not come with DVD drive. So you will not be able to watch movies that come on DVDs. You will also not be able to install any software that comes on a DVD. The low 1 GB RAM is somewhat small, if you happen to run any software that needs large memory footprint.

Intel Atom N455 Processor details:

This Intel Atom N455 that powers Dell iM1018-4033PRD 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 iM1018-4033PRD Pros:

  • This is a best netbook at inexpensive price.
  • It has latest Intel NM10 Express Video Graphics.
  • It has built-in 0.3-megapixels webcam.
  • Huge hard drive space with 250GB.
  • Bigger battery and decent battery backup facility (6-cell Lithium-ion battery).
  • Attractive red color appearance offering stylish look.

Cons:

  • No optical drive.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • Only 1 GB RAM
  • Not suitable for moderate computing

Specifications:

Processor:

This netbook is powered through Intel Atom N455 processor. This processor is clocked at 1.66GHz. It has 512KB L2 Cache.

System Memory and hard drive:

This netbook comes with 1 GB DDR3 RAM and this can be be expanded up to 2 Gb successfully.

Hard drive of this netbook is arranged with 250 GB SATA hard drive which rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and graphics:

The screen size of Dell iM1018-4033PRD  is 10.1-inches diagonally with 1024×600 pixels resolution.  It is a widescreen display and supported with the latest Intel NM10 Express Video Graphics.

Networking:

This netbook comes with WLAN facility through Realtek 8188CE 802.11n WLAN. For wired connectivity, it is facilitated with Ethernet LAN too.

Webcam:

Dell iM1018-4033PRD  netbook comes with a 0.3-megapixels webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.

Software:

  • Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (purchase of product key required to activate full suite)
  • McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall (6-month subscription).

Additional Ports:

This netbook is arranged with one 3-in-1 digital media card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Battery:

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

Warranty:

Dell iM1018-4033PRD is arranged with one-year limited warranty along with mail-in service.

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