Sitting snuiSly between the Mini 9 and Mini 12, Dell's new 10-incher offers good portability without sacrificing much on usability. Dell has stuck to the formula that works, so it's the same staid design as seen on its seniors. However, you do get a lot a choice of more than eight colours, even pinkl Amongst its peers, the Mini 10 is the most compact. but certainly not the thinnest or the lightest. But it scores with its sleek power adapter that hardly takes space in your backpack: Now for the movers and shakers that count. Its large keyboard is the best in the business, so go type like a blaze and you won't have one typo error to complain about.
The touch pad is one single unit with the buttons integrated in it. Though multi-touch, it isn't as intuitive as the one on Apple's MacBook Pro and the buttons are just too small for comfort. The lOinch screen is crisp and offers sharp images, but comes with an unusual1024x576 resolution Thankfully, viewing angles are good and the screen doesn't glare. Performance is on par with other netbooks and perfect for mundane chores. Battery life is Mini's minion with Just 2.5hours of Juice, courtesy the mediocre 3 cell battery inside. It offers a good package, but for a tag like this our votes go to the Samsung NClO or Asus Eee PC 1000HE.