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Computer Review: It's bigger, but it's still a mini: The Dell Inspiron Mini

  • Zatni Arbi

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 12 2009   /  03:58 pm
Dell Inspiron 12 has a 12.1-inch display but is currently sold only with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, which proves a little too heavy for the otherwise cool mobile companion. (JP/Zatni Arbi)(JP/Zatni Arbi)

Dell Inspiron 12 has a 12.1-inch display but is currently sold only with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, which proves a little too heavy for the otherwise cool mobile companion. (JP/Zatni Arbi) Last month, Dell Indonesia launched four new products in Jakarta. They included two stylish netbooks from the new Mini line, the new Studio series and the good-value-for-money Inspiron 13. Granted, the most interesting one for me was the Inspiron Mini 12. This netbook stands out from the crowd for several reasons. To start with, it has a wide 12.1-inch screen with WXGA resolution ( 1280x800 ), probably the first netbook with such generous real estate. The screen also gives great image quality and displays sharp colors. The panel is glossy, but without the annoying reflection that characterizes some screens made in recent years. I ended up reducing the resolution to 800x600 to ma...