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Dell Inspiron Mini 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 837 reviews of Dell Inspiron Mini 9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the touchpad and keyboard get critical opinions. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

size, portability, usability, performance, screen

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook on Vodafone


Vodafone integrates HSDPA into Dell's new netbook and offers it free on contract. Now updated with video review.

If you want a "connected" netbook then the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 on Vodafone is your best bet right now. Available for free on some attractive contracts, it's the only netbook to offer integrated HSDPA. That it's found inside a cohesively designed,...

Nov, 2008

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review


A long time ago, in a branch of PC World far, far away, people had to pay a ridiculous premium if they wanted a small laptop. Then Asus detonated a sizeable explosive under the market with its Eee PC, and the netbook bandwagon was off and running....

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 from Vodafone notebook


The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is the latest contender to the netbook throne, but can the inclusion of HSDPA connectivity via a built-in SIM from Vodafone be the masterstroke? We get surfing to find out. The Dell Mini 9 is, like the MSI Wind, is glossy,...

SIM card built-in, screen, webcam

Only 8GB of storage

So, what's the verdict? Well, with netbooks designed to surf the Internet, including the 3G SIM in the unit is a logical one. Yes, you will have to pay a premium for the inclusion of the SIM over the 2-year contract, but at least you get the feeling...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Saunders (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review


Does Dell's little laptop sacrifice usability for portability?

Silent operation ; Fast SSD

Gets quite hot ; Poor Wi-Fi reception ; Cramped keyboard

A well-designed, silent machine with a fast SSD, but with poor Wi-Fi reception and a cramped keyboard

Jul, 2009

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review


We reviewed Dell's Inspiron Mini 9 in last month's issue, but we wanted to see how well it fared against the other models in this round-up.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review


But the sub-£300 Dell Inspiron Mini 9 carries a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a solid-state drive, making it a good starter machine for basic computing at a reasonable price.

Dell has crafted a solid mini-laptop that's good for kids and has plenty to offer anyone looking for an on-the-go system. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9isn't perfect, but it does offer a terrific design and a good price. Dell's first venture into the world...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : The Average Windows Nerd (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook Review


Let's discuss all the good stuff about the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook (and I do mean ALL the good stuff). It has a phenomenal battery life. “Hours and hours” is the best way to describe it. It is totally silent, because it has no moving parts. It has...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Iain (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 review


The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is another in the current flood of 'NetBooks' that we have seen since the first Asus EeePC, so how does it fair in the current marketplace. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 What's in the box? Inspiron Mini 9 Charger...

Mobile Phone Deals ; ; SIM Only Deals

Mobile Phone Deals ; ; SIM Only Deals

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Editorial Staff (

Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook


You will recall not very long ago, we were sent the fantastically glossy, super lightweight, latest netbook from Dell, the Inspiron Mini 9. It's taken us some time to review fully in detail, but as you will see in our review below we think Dell has...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Danton (

Dell Inspiron Mini 9


Dell's netbook offering is small, light, and comes packing 3G broadband

Good value / Decent screen / Light and rugged / Built-in 3G

Limited storage / Cramped keyboard

And it’s the best of the bunch. We’re normally cynical about 'free' laptops, but at £25 per month it works out at a reasonable £600 over the Inspiron’s 24-month contract

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications


Screen Resolution:
Screen Size:8.9 in


Optical Drive: None


CPU Speed:1.6 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Atom
Hard Drive Size:16 GB/8 GB
Internal Memory:1024 MB


Weight:99.99 kg