eXpansys - £199.99p (Possible 3% Cashback via Quidco or TopCashBack) - Open Box Dell Mini 1012 Netbook, 6 Cell Battery, Windows 7 Starter Edition, Bluetooth, 1.3MP Webcam, Multiple Colour Options £199.99 @ Expansys
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eXpansys - £199.99p (Possible 3% Cashback via Quidco or TopCashBack) - Open Box Dell Mini 1012 Netbook, 6 Cell Battery, Windows 7 Starter Edition, Bluetooth, 1.3MP Webcam, Multiple Colour Options £199.99 @ Expansys

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Found 20th Aug 2010Made hot 20th Aug 2010
There are multiple open box Dell Mini 1012 Netbooks available over at eXpansys, with free delivery included and multiple colour options as well - all of them are showing as having the following technical specifications.

Technical Details
• Processors: Intel® AtomTM N450 Single Core, 1.66GHz, 512K L2 Cache
• Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Starter 32-Bit
• Memory: 1GB,DDR2,800MHZ capped at 667Mhz bus
• Chipset: Intel® NM10 Express
• Graphics: Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
• LCD Display: 10.1" (26 cm) WSVGA TrueLifeTM (1024 x 600)
• Audio and Speakers: Main Speakers (quantity) : 2 x 1.0Watt with 2 channel High Definition audio, Microphone – Integrated single analog
• Hard Drive: 250GB SATA HDD 2.5" (6 cm) 5400RPM
• Power: 6-cell 56Whr (up to 8hrs 44mins battery life)
• Camera: 1.3 MP Integrated Webcam
• Wireless: DellTM Wireless 1397 802.11g Half mini-card (standard on all configurations)
• Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1) mini-card
• Interfaces / Ports: VGA, RJ45 10/100, 3 x USB, Headphone jack, Microphone jack, AC power in, 3-in-1 Flash Memory Reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) memory card, Multi-Media Card (MMC) memory stick (MS/MS Pro)
• Included Software: Power DVD 8.3, Microsoft Works 9.0 with Home and Student trial, Dell Dock 1.0, Dell Webcam Central, Dell Support Center 2.0, Dell Connect 2.1, Adobe Reader 9.0, Roxio Creator 10.3, PC Restore, Data Safe, Dell Welcome Center, Windows Live Search
• Weight: 1.37kg
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 268mm x 25.5mm - 32.8mm x 197mm

Edit - As pointed out by lnb1996 there is possible cashback via Quidco but also TopCashBack as well.

Quidco - 3% - quidco.com/exp…uk/
TopCashBack - 3% - topcashback.co.uk/exp…uk/

Edit 2 - eXpansys are showing they are out of the white coloured model of Dell Mini 1012 Netbook.

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Online Reviews of the Dell Mini 1012 Netbook and Videos

Dell Mini 1012 Review via Netbooked
netbooked.net/net…ew/

DELL Inspiron Mini 1012 Review via Expert Reviews
expertreviews.co.uk/lap…012

Dell Mini 10 (1012) Review via CNET UK
reviews.cnet.co.uk/net…24/

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 (Pine Trail) Review via LaptopMag
laptopmag.com/rev…spx

YouTube - Hands-on with the Dell Mini 10 by LaptopMag
youtube.com/wat…ExM

YouTube - How To Upgrade Your Dell Mini 1012 (Take Apart) by Netbooked
youtube.com/wat…ded

How to dismantle and upgrade the Dell Mini 1012 | jRin.net
jrin.net/201…012

Direct Links to the Various Colour Options for the Dell Mini 1012 Netbooks via eXpansys
In Red - Embedded Link
http://i2.expansys.com/img/l/203117/dell-inspiron-mini-10-netbook-in-red-open-box.jpg

In Pink - Embedded Link
http://i2.expansys.com/img/l/203116/dell-inspiron-mini-10-netbook-in-pink-open-box.jpg

In Green - Embedded Link
http://i2.expansys.com/img/l/203115/dell-inspiron-mini-10-netbook-in-green-open-box.jpg

In Blue - Embedded Link
http://i1.expansys.com/img/l/203114/dell-inspiron-mini-10-netbook-in-blue-open-box.jpg

In Black - Embedded Link
http://i1.expansys.com/img/l/203112/dell-inspiron-mini-10-netbook-in-black-open-box.jpg

In Purple - Embedded Link
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fjs96GgLL._SL500_SX90_.jpg



heat for effort

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davver99

heat for effort



Thanks for that - just couldn't get those two last images to show though! lol

Good details in listing. Plus...don't Expansys qualify for uidco @ 3&, too.

....Quidco @ 3%....even.

Edit still not working.

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lnb1996

....Quidco @ 3%....even.Edit still not working.



Thanks lnb1996 - completely forgot Quidco and TopCashBack, so just editing the deal notes to reflect that.

Edit - Stupid question but how on earth do you leave feedback now! lol

you cant leave feedback anymore, and voted hot from me

(remember you'd be best advised to windows 7 premium in order to access a lot of windows 7 features, before everyone starts to post this)

Thanks for this deal. heat added. just ordered a white one for son, wanted to get one for myself too :-)

have my eyes on the hp mini 311 1020 but curious as to whether this will play 1080p like it? id be tempted by this if it can...

just had an email from them stating I had input wrong credit card details, called them up on the number from the site. put details right, then recieved an email stating i needed to scan a utility bill to prove my address. never done this before called them up they couldnt tell me why they had asked as the department that sent it was closed.. very strange.. anyone else have this?

cheaper at Micro Direct £182+ p&p £3.99 = £185.99 delivered, £14 cheaper and 3% cashback from quidco too!

microdirect.co.uk/Hom…pen

I was looking for a decent netbook sometime back. Would have bought this at the time, so heat added! Good job OP!

It;s ok, the 11z on here recently is much the same but bigger screen and therefore bigger over all, and better value. For a few quid less I got the 10v/1011 and OSXd it for another £20 with a Snow Leopard DVD. Windows 7 starter is ok on netbooks but Ubuntu 10 is better, neater and free,

Smaller hard drive on the micro direct one

ext

cheaper at Micro Direct £182+ p&p £3.99 = £185.99 delivered, £14 cheaper a … cheaper at Micro Direct £182+ p&p £3.99 = £185.99 delivered, £14 cheaper and 3% cashback from quidco too!http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/47298/Dell-Netbook-Inspiron-Mini-1012--As-new--open

this is still available and impressed the thos who bought it on here

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=3

worth considering

Original Poster

coerce86

you cant leave feedback anymore, and voted hot from me(remember you'd be … you cant leave feedback anymore, and voted hot from me(remember you'd be best advised to windows 7 premium in order to access a lot of windows 7 features, before everyone starts to post this)



+1 regarding upgrading to home premium (there's also the option of using Windows XP or Linux if needed) - pity as I was wanting to give feedback to lnb1996 regarding the reminder for cashback.

Original Poster

daddycool

Thanks for this deal. heat added. just ordered a white one for son, … Thanks for this deal. heat added. just ordered a white one for son, wanted to get one for myself too :-)



No probs mate, glad to be of some help for you.

Original Poster

scrapsmac

have my eyes on the hp mini 311 1020 but curious as to whether this will … have my eyes on the hp mini 311 1020 but curious as to whether this will play 1080p like it? id be tempted by this if it can...



Mmm...I think it can BUT you need to download software for it, specifically for the required codecs (along with the right file encoding for the media files) but I don't have this netbook to confirm that - you might want to check out the forum at MyDellMini.com to confirm - unfortunately I can't access it via my Android handset just now.

Edit - Here's a guide but unfortunately I don't have this model of netbook to test it out with.

How to play HD video on a netbook | PC Pro blog
pcpro.co.uk/blo…ok/

Original Poster

daddycool

just had an email from them stating I had input wrong credit card … just had an email from them stating I had input wrong credit card details, called them up on the number from the site. put details right, then recieved an email stating i needed to scan a utility bill to prove my address. never done this before called them up they couldnt tell me why they had asked as the department that sent it was closed.. very strange.. anyone else have this?



Pass - agree it's very odd, as generally you don't need this.

Have you ordered from them previously via a different address? Just a thought...

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ext

cheaper at Micro Direct £182+ p&p £3.99 = £185.99 delivered, £14 cheaper a … cheaper at Micro Direct £182+ p&p £3.99 = £185.99 delivered, £14 cheaper and 3% cashback from quidco too!http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/47298/Dell-Netbook-Inspiron-Mini-1012--As-new--open



You should post that as a deal thread here on HUKD, so there's an alternative for those on a tight budget as I know a lot of people who have limited budgets these days (especially with the current financial climate).

Original Poster

gunark

It;s ok, the 11z on here recently is much the same but bigger screen and … It;s ok, the 11z on here recently is much the same but bigger screen and therefore bigger over all, and better value. For a few quid less I got the 10v/1011 and OSXd it for another £20 with a Snow Leopard DVD. Windows 7 starter is ok on netbooks but Ubuntu 10 is better, neater and free,



Agree but it's all down to the individual's budgets - note that also the lower spec 1011 (10z) isn't showing up as much on the Dell UK Outlet, especially after the recent expired discount delivery voucher that was available until recently (all I can see just now are the Dell Latitude 2100 Netbooks showing up, as of 0100 BST).

In addition to that the 11z has also the different CPU (Intel Celeron), the W7 Home Premium Edition OS and the larger hard drive but the lower capacity battery (a three cell), which draws more power due to the CPU being used (unless you reduce the screen brightness and disable the wireless card to increase the runtime, which even then won't provide the same battery runtime as the one bundled with these Dell Mini 1012).

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bak2brighton

this is still available and impressed the thos who bought it on … this is still available and impressed the thos who bought it on herehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/good-11-laptop-netbook-279-saveonla/737996/?page=3#post9230847worth considering



Agree it's impressive but if you don't have the funds available for it your shot in the foot!

Original Poster

maid020279

Smaller hard drive on the micro direct one



Also it doesn't specify whether it comes with a six cell battery or bluetooth or the 1.3MP webcam.

But then again I am tipsy just now (vodka and red bull man!!!) so I'm not reading very well! lol

Thanks for this Scotty Boy, ordered blue and pink so thats the kids christmas presents sorted and with a massive saving on what they would have cost new from Dell - perfect!

cancelled the orignal order and ordered through paypal, so ar no problems. (toch wood) :-)

Got this exact model 2 weeks ago from overclockers for £174.99 - Great little laptop, battery last for a long time and i light and easy to carry around. I would consider boosting the 1GB RAM to a 2Gb RAM in-order to give it a little lift. This can be bought for around £30.

Original Poster

forest_green

Thanks for this Scotty Boy, ordered blue and pink so thats the kids … Thanks for this Scotty Boy, ordered blue and pink so thats the kids christmas presents sorted and with a massive saving on what they would have cost new from Dell - perfect!



No probs, glad to be of some help to you mate.

Original Poster

daddycool

cancelled the orignal order and ordered through paypal, so ar no … cancelled the orignal order and ordered through paypal, so ar no problems. (toch wood) :-)



That's good - were you able to go through Quidco or TopCashBack to get some money back?

Original Poster

deano92

Got this exact model 2 weeks ago from overclockers for £174.99 - Great … Got this exact model 2 weeks ago from overclockers for £174.99 - Great little laptop, battery last for a long time and i light and easy to carry around. I would consider boosting the 1GB RAM to a 2Gb RAM in-order to give it a little lift. This can be bought for around £30.



I missed that one I'm afraid, didn't even realise it was on the go.

Do you have links to the memory, so that can be included in the deal thread details?

Edit - The previous deal you've mentioned is unfortunately expired, as they are only offering the entry level model of the Dell Mini 1012 with the 160GB hard drive and the three cell battery for the price you've stated. This one is still the better bit when comparing the two current deals IMHO (without blowing my own trumpet).

This or the HP 311c?...Or can anybody suggest something better than both for sub £250?

Original Poster

h2k92

This or the HP 311c?...Or can anybody suggest something better than both … This or the HP 311c?...Or can anybody suggest something better than both for sub £250?



What exactly are you looking for? A portable netbook with a 10"/11.6" screen with good battery life or perhaps a full laptop, for the more powerful CPU.

Scotty Boy

What exactly are you looking for? A portable netbook with a 10"/11.6" … What exactly are you looking for? A portable netbook with a 10"/11.6" screen with good battery life or perhaps a full laptop, for the more powerful CPU.



Portable netbook will be better for me i think as im off to uni and can use my pc at home for cpu power?

Original Poster

h2k92

Portable netbook will be better for me i think as im off to uni and can … Portable netbook will be better for me i think as im off to uni and can use my pc at home for cpu power?



Mmm...if you have a primary desktop system then you might want to consider a 10" netbook to use, as generally the 11.6" netbooks have higher-end graphics card that use up more power.

I would suggest popping in past your nearest Currys/PC World, so you can try out the netbooks in person to see which ones are best for you to work on in terms of typing and using the trackpad.

You might want to consider this one along with ASUS and Samsung netbooks equipped with six cell batteries (consider warranty extensions/upgrades as well for quick hardware repairs) - bear in mind you'll probably need to set aside funds to upgrade the memory to 2GB but also potentially having to upgrade the OS as well (if it's W7 Starter Edition) but as a student you should be able to get access to cheaper Microsoft Windows 7 & Office 2007/2010 bundle deals.

Definitely invest in backup hardware as well (i.e. USB memory sticks, USB external hard drives, online backups, etc) if you don't already have that in place.

But that's just from my POV...I'm sure other members will comment differently.

What RAM does this take?
How many slots does it have?
is it a 1GB stick, or 2x512?

Has anybody brought one of these and recieved it yet?

Can they confirm the condition of it?

Original Poster

t0mm

What RAM does this take?How many slots does it have? is it a 1GB stick, … What RAM does this take?How many slots does it have? is it a 1GB stick, or 2x512?



It takes up to 2GB of RAM and it's a single slot on the motherboard.

Computer memory upgrades for Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) Netbook from Crucial.com
crucial.com/uk/…%29

Original Poster

maid020279

Has anybody brought one of these and recieved it yet?Can they confirm the … Has anybody brought one of these and recieved it yet?Can they confirm the condition of it?



Unfortunately I haven't ordered one because...I'm skint from buying to much stuff from HUKD!!! lol

I'm half tempted to buy one. Do they have microphones built in, does anyone know? can't really see it in the spec. Well i see Microphone, just not sure if its an intergrated one

'• Audio and Speakers: Main Speakers (quantity) : 2 x 1.0Watt with 2 channel High Definition audio, Microphone – Integrated single analog '

Original Poster

t0mm

I'm half tempted to buy one. Do they have microphones built in, does … I'm half tempted to buy one. Do they have microphones built in, does anyone know? can't really see it in the spec. Well i see Microphone, just not sure if its an intergrated one'• Audio and Speakers: Main Speakers (quantity) : 2 x 1.0Watt with 2 channel High Definition audio, Microphone – Integrated single analog '



It will an integrated microphone, as you would need that for the webcam for kicking off Skype calls.

maid020279

Has anybody brought one of these and recieved it yet?Can they confirm the … Has anybody brought one of these and recieved it yet?Can they confirm the condition of it?



just received one and have immediatley phoned to return. seal broke, all contents inside open no cover on plug and the black area around the screen is all marked and scraped. it looks second hand
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