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Dell Inspiron mini 10v netbook 3 day discount sale. £179.00 and £229 or £230 or less delivered until 23rd

£179.00 @ Dell (Business)
Spec for the cheapest is: Ecode N00B1001 N-Series Intel® Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz, 512K cache) Ubuntu 8.04 10.1" Widescreen WSVGA with Truelife (1024x600) 1024MB 533MHz Dual Chann… Read More
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Spec for the cheapest is:

Ecode N00B1001
N-Series Intel® Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz, 512K cache)
Ubuntu 8.04
10.1" Widescreen WSVGA with Truelife (1024x600)
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
8GB Solid State Hard Drive
1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Integrated 1.3MP Camera - N-Series Only
3-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (24 WHr)
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 950
Black back cover
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Ecode N00B1002
The £229 one has XP home and a 160GB hard drive
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Ecode N00B1003 (product Red)
Is £230 but gives you a choice of free colours, Red, Ice blue, Jade green or Pretty pink
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#1
[FONT=Verdana]Not bad deal that...if the discount issues at the Dell UK Outlet are not resolved before back of 5:00pm then I think I'll be buying one of these! ;-)

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#2
[FONT=Verdana]Almost forgot - there's the strong chance of 5% cashback via Quidco.

Quidco - Dell Cashback
http://www.quidco.com/dell/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#3
Scotty Boy
[FONT=Verdana]Almost forgot - there's the strong chance of 5% cashback via Quidco.

Quidco - Dell Cashback
http://www.quidco.com/dell/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


6% Cashback at TopCashback for Dell
http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailDell.htm
#4
Brains;6074761
6% Cashback at TopCashback for Dell
http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailDell.htm

[FONT=Verdana]
Now we're talking!!! :w00t:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#5
The 8gb ssd seems a little small. Why would folks want a drive this size? I wanted an ssd but with a larger drive than currently so bit confused if should go for 8gb run linux or 160gb drive and run windows and linux, and do they run fine with 1gb memory? as it looks difficult to put more in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs quite funny
#6
Depressed Maggot
The 8gb ssd seems a little small. Why would folks want a drive this size? I wanted an ssd but with a larger drive than currently so bit confused if should go for 8gb run linux or 160gb drive and run windows and linux, and do they run fine with 1gb memory? as it looks difficult to put more in


I have a Mini 9 with 8GB SSD and I'm running XP Professional Edition without any problems. Just installed a 16GB SDHC card for storage.
#7
Depressed Maggot
The 8gb ssd seems a little small. Why would folks want a drive this size? I wanted an ssd but with a larger drive than currently so bit confused if should go for 8gb run linux or 160gb drive and run windows and linux, and do they run fine with 1gb memory? as it looks difficult to put more in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs quite funny


because it is a netbook not a laptop.

This is a fantastic price.
#8
I have the Dell Mini 9( ex vodafone) with 8GB SSD but have a Verbatim 8GB usb mini card from play.com for £16. I also use portable applications from portableapps.com. I have just managed to activate the GPS hardware in this laptop which i use with mapfactor PC8. Great Mini Dell for £167.
#9
Doubting Thomas;6075465
I have the Dell Mini 9( ex vodafone) with 8GB SSD but have a Verbatim 8GB usb mini card from play.com for £16. I also use portable applications from portableapps.com. I have just managed to activate the GPS hardware in this laptop which i use with mapfactor PC8. Great Mini Dell for £167.

Do you mean the mini 10 for £178 has built-in GPS?
#10
Shame they discontinued the 9's, wanted one for easy hackintoshing :(
#11
jataayu
Do you mean the mini 10 for £178 has built-in GPS?


Not sure about the Dell Mini 10. I think only the Dell Mini 9 ex vodafone has the GPS hardware.
#12
jataayu
Do you mean the mini 10 for £178 has built-in GPS?


he said mini 9.
#13
weirdwilli
Shame they discontinued the 9's, wanted one for easy hackintoshing :(


Check the Dell Outlet store (not sure if this link will work). They have some refurbished Mini 9s running XP for £135 + VAT + shipping -> approx £175? Not the greatest deal, but not bad.

(I tried a Mini 9 and couldn't deal with the tiny keyboard!)
#14
Looking for a notebook for one of my boys for secondary school and am leaning towards Dell as I have previously experienced very good after sales service.
Is bluetooth important?
Is the processor much faster? Would a schoolchild notice the difference?
Rang Dell and they said battery would last 45mins?
Could someone please explain any other differences between the mini 10 and mini10v.
Any other notebooks this price worth considering?
Thanks in advance
banned#15
weirdwilli
Shame they discontinued the 9's, wanted one for easy hackintoshing :(


apparently the hardware is pretty much the same for a mini 9 and a mini 10v .. but not mini10
#16
Tomatpots
Looking for a notebook for one of my boys for secondary school and am leaning towards Dell as I have previously experienced very good after sales service.
Is bluetooth important?
Is the processor much faster? Would a schoolchild notice the difference?
Rang Dell and they said battery would last 45mins?
Could someone please explain any other differences between the mini 10 and mini10v.
Any other notebooks this price worth considering?
Thanks in advance


The Mini10 has HDMI output, also has a graphics processor that is DX10 compatible and is better for hardware acceleration of HD movie content, and i think a slightly higher screen res. . .

Bluetooth will enable your son to send stuff to and from his mobile phone wirelessly and also use a bluetooth headset to chat on skype etc. If that battery life claim is true then thats disturbing. . . The Acer Aspire One will give about 2.5 hours and the Samsung NC10 will give about 5.5 hours. . Acer claim 3 and Samsung claim 6 . . .
#17
smoggieboon;6076547
The Mini10 has HDMI output, also has a graphics processor that is DX10 compatible and is better for hardware acceleration of HD movie content, and i think a slightly higher screen res. . .

Bluetooth will enable your son to send stuff to and from his mobile phone wirelessly and also use a bluetooth headset to chat on skype etc. If that battery life claim is true then thats disturbing. . . The Acer Aspire One will give about 2.5 hours and the Samsung NC10 will give about 5.5 hours. . Acer claim 3 and Samsung claim 6 . . .


[FONT=Verdana]You should get at least two hours out of the Mini 10v based upon information listed on the Dell UK website but also reported at the MyDellMini User Community website as well.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#18
Can anyone recommend a good notebook at a cheap price. My requirement is I require a device that I can use when visiting clients. The only use I will really use on it is a word processing application and the capability of connecting a small printer that can run off a battery. The battery power on the device will need to exceed 4 hours. Ideally I would like it small, however I will need to type upto 1000 words at a time so the key board can't be too small.

This Dell sounds good but the battery life would be too short if the times qouted are correct.
#19
Quite a good spec netbook for £179. Theres quite a lot you can do with it too like install hackintosh...
#20
Tomatpots
Looking for a notebook for one of my boys for secondary school and am leaning towards Dell as I have previously experienced very good after sales service.
Is bluetooth important?
Is the processor much faster? Would a schoolchild notice the difference?
Rang Dell and they said battery would last 45mins?
Could someone please explain any other differences between the mini 10 and mini10v.
Any other notebooks this price worth considering?
Thanks in advance


45 minutes? I find it hard to believe it would be this low.

As for blue tooth it can be useful for transferring pictures from a phone for example but you can get a mini blue tooth adaptor for about £5 from places like deal extreme for example
#21
steve3502;6076870
This Dell sounds good but the battery life would be too short if the times qouted are correct.
You could get a spare battery or two for it.
#22
jamesdew;6077174
45 minutes? I find it hard to believe it would be this low.
Indeed, that's nonsense. A real-world test suggests about 6 hours, which is very good.
#23
Brains;6074761
6% Cashback at TopCashback for Dell
http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailDell.htm
But only on the ex-VAT amount, which brings it down to about 5% again! :x
#24
pibpob
Indeed, that's nonsense. A real-world test suggests about 6 hours, which is very good.


I found that hard to believe, sure enough:

source
Our test machine had the optional 56Wh (5040mAh) six-cell battery...
#25
steve3502;6076870
Can anyone recommend a good notebook at a cheap price. My requirement is I require a device that I can use when visiting clients. The only use I will really use on it is a word processing application and the capability of connecting a small printer that can run off a battery. The battery power on the device will need to exceed 4 hours. Ideally I would like it small, however I will need to type upto 1000 words at a time so the key board can't be too small.

This Dell sounds good but the battery life would be too short if the times qouted are correct.


[FONT=Verdana]Mmm...I wouldn't recommend a netbook unless it has a sufficiently large enough keyboard for you to type on, as there's only a good few ones on the go for solid touch-typing on. There was a web article about this (not to old) and I'll see if I can hunt it out for you - key thing of course is how large is your budget.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#26
Thanks Scotty, looking to spend upto £200, less if I can get away with it
#27
pibpob
Indeed, that's nonsense. A real-world test suggests about 6 hours, which is very good.


That's the 10v not the 10, however still 45 mins is silly. Maybe I will check google later......

edit: the 10 according to this

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/dell-inspiron-mini-10.aspx?page=5

lasted 2hrs 45 mins
#28
Scotty Boy;6077362
[FONT=Verdana]Mmm...I wouldn't recommend a netbook unless it has a sufficiently large enough keyboard for you to type on[/FONT]
I'd counter that by pointing out that if it is in use mostly as a desktop replacement (for which it is perfectly suitable for a lot of people) then all you do is plug a keyboard into it, plus a mouse and monitor if you like. I am recommending it to someone for exactly this situation (who already has a keyboard, mouse and display, attached to an ancient wheezing desktop machine). According to The Register, the keyboard's not bad anyway.
#29
abomination;6077331
I found that hard to believe, sure enough:
OK - in that case buy a different battery, from Dell or a third party.
1 Like #30
jamesdew;6077579
That's the 10v not the 10
But we're talking about the 10v here, are we not? £179, silent, and no Windows tax! The 10v is cheaper and lower-spec than the 10.
#31
pibpob;6077604
I'd counter that by pointing out that if it is in use mostly as a desktop replacement (for which it is perfectly suitable for a lot of people) then all you do is plug a keyboard into it, plus a mouse and monitor if you like. I am recommending it to someone for exactly this situation (who already has a keyboard, mouse and display, attached to an ancient wheezing desktop machine). According to The Register, the keyboard's not bad anyway.


[FONT=Verdana]Agree that's an option but the only catch would be is you wouldn't be able to take them with you when he's visiting his clients - an option would be to have an external USB keyboard and mouse but it would be trying to find a decent set that are portable enough to carry without sacrificing your ability to type...that's just my tuppence worth.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#32
I want it! tempting very very indeed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqxu3t-eysg&NR=1
#33
The keyboard is good on this, it doesn't suffer from the common netbook problem of having a tiny shift key in the wrong place.

That's one of the reasons I've just ordered - thanks OP.

(Incidentally, I went for the £229 model but had XP taken off for £10)
#34
schnide;6077954
The keyboard is good on this, it doesn't suffer from the common netbook problem of having a tiny shift key in the wrong place.

That's one of the reasons I've just ordered - thanks OP.

(Incidentally, I went for the £229 model but had XP taken off for £10)


[FONT=Verdana]I remember there being complaints made about the keyboard but I could have had this mixed up with the 10 rather than 10v (pretty sure it is the 10v though).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#35
schnide;6077954
(Incidentally, I went for the £229 model but had XP taken off for £10)
How did you do that? On the phone? Doesn't seem to offer you that on the website (surprise, surprise!).

Edit: Oh, I see you can select the £179 model and swap to a spinning disk drive for £40 extra.
#36
pibpob
But only on the ex-VAT amount, which brings it down to about 5% again! :x


Quidco 5% on ex-VAT amount

TopCashBack 6% on ex-VAT amount
#37
pibpob
But we're talking about the 10v here, are we not? £179, silent, and no Windows tax! The 10v is cheaper and lower-spec than the 10.


oh why yes we are,I'm not sure why I thought it was the non v, my apologies. Have some rep
#38
horsepills
I have a Mini 9 with 8GB SSD and I'm running XP Professional Edition without any problems. Just installed a 16GB SDHC card for storage.


So I could get the SSD version, add a memory card to hold applications and use, that might not work as i want to store many compressed 2-3mb files and don't want to hold them on the memory card for their ease of movement when stolen. SO it might have to be the 160GB model. WOnder what would fare best in an EMP attack, the sata 2, or SSD.
#39
Any ideas on what dell are like with delivery times?

I ordered a base spec for my daughter today but need it by 1st September, dell site says 10 working days and it's bank holiday next week:?
#40
They're probably quicker than that, as I assume they don't have to build them. I got my confirmation email through saying "on or before 9th September" which is singularly unhelpful. ISTR last time I ordered from Dell it arrived much more quickly than it said it might. I guess it is more likely to arrive quickly if you didn't specify any modifications.

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