Archive

Posts Tagged ‘dell’

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook

September 21st, 2010 No comments


The Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook is powered by Intel Atom N455 processor – which is a single core processor at 1.66 GHz. Obviously the netbook is not intended if you need processing horsepower, but, if mobility and battery life is your concern, Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook could be a good choice.

Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook has 1 GB of DDR3 memory and comes with Windows 7 starter for small notebooks. The smaller amount of memory will also mean that you are going to see sluggish performance, in case, you need to run several programs simultaneously.

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Price – At the time of writing Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook was available at amazon at a price close to $450 with 160 GB SATA hard disk. This price puts it on the same level as some of the entry level notebooks. So, if the mobility, small size and battery life are not your primary concerns, the entry level notebooks are good alternatives.

Hard Disk – The mini 1018 with with two choices of the hard disk – 160 GB or 250 GB. A quick price check at amazon reveal that the price of the netbook with 250 GB is about $34 more than the one with 160 GB part.

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Display – Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 has 10.1″ TrueLifeTM Widescreen Display at a WXGA resolution of 1024×600. The 720 p HD resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels which means that the net book may not be suited for the hd content display even at 720p HD resolution. The contrast ration of the screen is 181:1 – which is somewhat low by any standard. In practice however, you will find the screen colors bright and shine. It does make watching movie enjoyable.

Connectors and Accessories – Inspiron Mini 1018 has one speaker, which gives out decent audible voice quality. It does provide wireless and wired connection. One of the best features is its fanless cooling system – this will mean more reliable system.

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Battery Life – The Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 has a 24 Watt Hour, 3 Cell, Lithium-Ion Battery. If you use the netbook with maximum strain ( wifi on, Display on maximum setting, stress the processor with something running constantly), you get close to 4 and half hour of battery life. A more real life scenario, where you use the netbook with surfing and moderate display setting should result in close to 8 hours of battery life.

When compared with the earlier Mini 1012 Model, Mini 1018 has two less USB ports. The Mini 1018, however, upgraded from Intel Atom N450 to Intel Atom N455. Also the Mini 1018 has two touchpad keys.

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: ,

Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK- product review

December 12th, 2009 No comments

If you want something that goes beyond the beauty and aesthetics of design, then Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK hopes to make its distinction by offering excellent performance to make up for the mediocrity of its predecessors. There are some similar features but a few enhancements have been added in the hopes of producing something much better. Did it succeed? Read more below to find out the answers.

Overview

A quick look at the specs for Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK makes a good first impression. At a starting price of $579, it runs via a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 processor. Pair that with an internal memory of 6GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM and 750GB 7,200 rpm hard drive, then you’ve got quite a powerful laptop for its price range.

Whether playing music, watching videos, and running the Photoshop application, Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK runs at high speed and even delivers excellent rate when multitasking. In fact, direct testing in an effort to compare its benchmark performance against other contemporary laptops from Gateway, HP, and Asus has revealed that it does quite an excellent job, although maybe not up to par than most brands mentioned above. In addition, the 256MB Intel GMA and 3100 integrated graphics chip produces excellent visuals, both for regular applications and multimedia performance.

There are some downside to the performance quality of Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK such that it does not double as your home theater PC, like most other mainstream laptop. This is indeed quite disappointing knowing that you can avail of these features for a few models in the market with a starting price range of around $299.

For average users, this one makes an excellent package for general use, particularly for those mostly running Word applications and other such features. The wireless network adapter proves to be unreliable though, such that merely connecting to the internet can be quite disappointing.

Pro’s

Thinking of buying your own Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK? Here are some excellent benefits that you can enjoy and make this a worthy purchase:

The laptop’s body comes with a slim tower case, which enables you some extra space in case you’d contemplate on adding some expansions in the future.

When running single applications, it delivers a commendable performance.

Con’s

Although there are some excellent features in this laptop, there are a few drawbacks to the design of Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK that experts recommend you to take a further examination before opting to buy this one. They are listed below:

Its connectivity options are a bit outdated as compared to other laptop choices in the market.

You can avail of other netbooks that are far more capable of delivering excellent multi-tasking performance, even for those who belong in the lower price category.

Final Thoughts

Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK offers a lot of improvements from previous laptop models in its brand, such as faster performance and lots of other feature upgrades. Its basic components can easily handle common applications and tasks. However, those looking for excellent multimedia laptop, then you should seriously consider buying other models since this one is suitable only for basic applications.