Inspiron Mini 9

by Dell

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Aspire One (XP-Based)

by Acer

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Inspiron E1505

by Dell

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IdeaPad S10

by Lenovo

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Price
Pros
  • Keyboard is easy to use
  • Handy applications included
  • Spacious keyboard for its size
  • Great value price
  • Great standalone entertainment laptop
  • Inexpensive
  • Huge hard drive
  • Great backup utility software
Cons
  • Display can be hard to see
  • Poor battery life
  • Maddening mouse pad buttons
  • A bit sluggish in performance
  • Relatively short battery life
  • Slightly loose mouse buttons
At A Glance

Dell's first mini-notebook is a solid deal, but a couple minor design choices hold it back.

Considering its bargain-basement price, the Aspire One is a steal. That is, until you realize you need the six-cell battery.

This inexpensive entertainment laptop navigates between multimedia features easily, and it's a terrific value.

Faster than its mini-notebook brethren, the S10 offers enough perks to make this a top pick for serious mobility.

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Atom N270 Intel Atom N270 Intel Core Duo T2300 Intel Atom N270
Processor speed 1600.0  MHz 1600.0  MHz 1660.0  MHz 1600.0  MHz

Display

Display size 8.9  inches 8.9  inches 15.4  inches 10.2  inches
Resolution 1024 x 600  pixels 1024 x 600  pixels 1280 x 800  pixels 1024 x 600  pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated
Vertical Resolution 600 600 800 600

Graphics

Graphics Type Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA 950 Intel GMA 950 ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 Intel GMA 950

Storage

Drive size 8.0  GB 120.0  GB 100.0  GB 160.0  GB
Floppy Drive No No No No
Other storage SD Card|Memory Stick xD-Picture Card|SD Card|Memory Stick Express Card Slot|xD-Picture Card|SD Card|Memory Stick Express Card Slot|SD Card|Memory Stick

General Information

UPC Code 883585334926 884483111510    

Battery

Battery Type Lithium ion Lithium ion Lithium ion Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Vendor Rated Battery life     219.0  hours  

Ports and Connections

Firewire 0 0 1 0
Available Interfaces Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)|USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)|Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini) Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)|USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)|Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini) Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)|Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)|FireWire Port|Mini PCI Port|USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)|Video - S-Video Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)|USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)|Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps
Microphone input Yes Yes Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 g 802.11 g 802.11 g 802.11 g
Bluetooth No No No Yes
Slots SD Card|Memory Stick xD-Picture Card|SD Card|Memory Stick Express Card Slot|xD-Picture Card|SD Card|Memory Stick Express Card Slot|SD Card|Memory Stick

Memory

Memory size 1024.0  MB 1024.0  MB 1024.0  MB 1024.0  MB
Memory type   DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed   533.0  MHz 533.0  MHz 667.0  MHz

Dimensions

Width 9.1  inches 9.8  inches 14.0  inches 9.8  inches
Depth 6.7  inches 6.7  inches 10.5  inches 7.2  inches
Height 1.3  inches 1.3  inches 1.7  inches 1.2  inches
Weight 2.7  pounds 2.9  pounds 7.4  pounds 3.4  pounds
Weight with Accessories 2.7  pounds 2.9  pounds 7.4  pounds 3.4  pounds

Storage Media

SD card Yes Yes Yes Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick Memory Stick Memory Stick Memory Stick
XD picture card     1  

Included Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software     WordPerfect  

Other Features

Docking Station Port No No No No
Devices Power Cord Power Cord Power Cord Power Cord
Input devices Touchpad Touchpad Touchpad Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook|battery Notebook|battery Battery Notebook|battery
Pointing Device Touchpad Touchpad Touchpad Touchpad
Other Hardware       AC Adapter

Pricing

Part Number   LUS040B110 E1505S2 42312BU
Inventory Number   34874 25065  

Sound

Speakers   Stereo Stereo Stereo

Case

Multipurpose Bay     n/a  

Performance

Overall Performance

WorldBench 6 Score

25.0 34.0   41.0
WorldBench 6 Rating

Poor Good   Superior

Battery

Battery Life

(hh:mm)

3:34:31 AM 2:16:38 AM   2:35:01 AM
Battery Life (Office Applications)

(hh:mm)

    2:19  

Office Productivity

Web Browsing

seconds (lower is better)

789.0 766.0   783.0
Office Suite Use

seconds (lower is better)

615.0 606.0   588.0
File Compression

seconds (lower is better)

1033.0 631.0   591.0

Content Creation

Image Editing

seconds (lower is better)

4777.0 1314.0   1248.0
GPU Graphics Rendering

seconds (lower is better)

1054.0 1027.0   1147.0
Video Encoding

seconds (lower is better)

773.0 767.0   769.0
DVD Burning

seconds (lower is better)

  938.0   552.0
Video Editing

seconds (lower is better)

      546.0

Performance

World Bench 5 Multitasking

1703.0 1111.0   1122.0
Number of Included Batteries

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
World Bench 5 Rating

    Fair  
World Bench 5 Score

    82.0  
ACD Systems ACDSee

    706.0  
Musicmatch Jukebox

    603.0  
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX

    338.0  
Ahead Nero

    812.0  
Windows Media Encoder

    497.0  
Roxio VideoWave

    374.0  
Adobe Photoshop

    384.0  
Microsoft Office XP

    579.0  
WinZip

    466.0  
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL

    445.0  
Adobe Premiere

    493.0  
Mozilla

    427.0  

Gaming

Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit

Frames per second (higher is better)

    35.85  
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit

Frames per second (higher is better)

    19.0  

Multitasking

World Bench 6 Multitasking

    800.0