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Dell’s Pine Trail Mini 10 reviewed – better design & battery life

January 21, 2010 at 8:01 am


Dell Mini 10Laptop Mag has published their review of Dell’s new Pine Trail-powered Inspiron Mini 10 netbook. One of the biggest improvements is a new design that means less bulging batteries, however this hasn’t compromised battery life. According to their tests, the Mini 10 lasted for nine hours, nearly four hours longer than the original.

Other positives include loud speakers, a fast hard drive and better performance when streaming web content compared to other netbooks. One frustration is that Dell has kept faith with its integrated mouse buttons on the touchpad that are tricky to use.

Another point worth considering is this fanless model can get quite hot. At one point the underside reached 49 degrees Celsius. Overall, it’s a netbook worth considering, especially at its $369 price-point. You can check out the full review here.

Update: Engadget has a review of the Mini 10 with Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator that is worth checking out.

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