After Dell released the Inspiron Mini 9 in the Philippines this month, Dell Inspiron Mini 12 finally arrived to the the country and are already available in computer stores nationwide. In the US, the prices of Inspiron Mini 12 range between $575-600 (prices of Dell Inspiron Mini in the Philippines could range between PhP 28,000-29000 depending on bundled items, full specifications and mode of transaction).
Some great features of the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 are the following:
The Dell Mini’s 12-inch screen runs at a native resolution of 1,280×800, and is driven by Intel’s integrated GMA 500 graphics chipset. The guts of the machine consist of an Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz processor — which is actually slower than the one on the Mini 9 — a gigabyte of RAM and an 80GB PATA drive (not solid state). It’s also quite light at 1.24 kilograms.
We were impressed by the amount of connectivity options made available on the Dell, which outdo a lot of full-size notebooks at this price. On the left-hand side of the device you’ll find a VGA out, two USB ports and a Kensington lock port. Switching to the other side you’ll find a third USB — an excellent provision for a budget portable — Ethernet, a mic and headphone jack, and finally an SD/MMC reader.
Being a budget component, it’s not designed to be user accessible — which means you can’t upgrade the HDD or RAM. At least not easily.
Dell Inspiron Mini 12’s Full technical specifications include:
- Network interface:10/100 LAN
- Dialup modem: No
- USB ports: 3
- S-Video: No
- VGA: Yes
- DVI: No
- HDMI: No
- Display Port: No
- Natural resolution (max)1280 x 800 pixels
- Diagonal screen size12 inch
- Primary hard drive: 80 GB
- Weight: 1.24 kg
- Laptop type: Ultraportable
- Integrated webcam: Yes
- TV tuner: No
- Processor type: Intel Atom
- Processor speed: 1.33 GHz
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Basic
Embedded stereo speakers: Yes
Before purchasing Dell Inspiron Mini 12, you might want to consider comparing it with the full specs with Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (including prices and functionalities).