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The Dell Design Studio Mini 10....Sweet Possibility...and PORTABILITY

A Little Bit About the Dell Design Studio Mini
The Dell Design Studio Mini 10, is  perfect for students in need of high-quality, ultra-mobile technology.
Its portable and modern design is complete with more than 9.5 hours of battery life. The Mini 10 makes it even easier to stay connected to your world wherever you go with Ethernet, mobile broadband and Bluetooth® . Travel far and wide without getting lost using the optional GPS with optional internal WWAN support. Organize the entire family’s schedule and household chores. Share media and more using the Cozi™ family organizer. And the Mini 10’s small, virtually weightless design lets you travel light while keeping up with your blog, video chat, instant messenger and email so you never lose touch with your family and friends.
Product details :

-Hard Drive Included 250G, 2.5inch, 5400RPM

-Graphics Card Included Intel® NM10 Express

-Wireless Card Included Wireless 802.11n (HB95) Mini Card

-Sound Included High Definition Audio 2.0

Also Included:

-LCD 10.1" Widescreen Display (1024x600) Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam

-Battery 56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell)

-Mini 10 Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 (1.6GHz/667MHz FSB/512MKB cache)

-Integrated Network Adapter Integrated 10/100 Network Card

-Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0

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My Experience with the Dell Studio Mini 10
I do a happy dance of sorts (really) when I come across technology as advanced as Dell's!Their machines are built to last too! How do I know? The princess currently uses my older Dell it's been around since the beginning of time (or so it least 10 years) and it has never ever failed us.

With a new school year comes a need for new technology....

There are two thing's that I have become acutely aware of with my old laptop (the computer B has been using for the past couple years).
1. It wasn't meant to really sit in any one's "lap" as indicated in it's naming. It gets fairly hot, and well, I don't  
    want a scorching hot laptop in my lap let alone in my child's.

2. The battery life is short; so portable,  it is NOT.

I was glad to see that the Dell offers so many custom upgrades (charges may apply).  With the plethora of choices, the Mini can be customized to suite the individual users needs.  I reviewed the "Red my Fortune Cookie" by O.P.I , Dell Design Studio Mini 10.  Impressed by it's appearance, I was ready to see if this machine was all that it was professed to be.

First, the design of the keyboard is incredible ( the best I've experienced in a netbook of this size).Comparable in layout and size to a normal laptop keyboard, I was able to type at the same speed without as many issues and errors as I have experienced on other computer's of the same size. Very comfortable!

Another difference that I noted  immediately was the clarity of the screen. The crystal clear display makes all the difference in the world ( seriously we own a competitors netbook, and I get a headache every time I use it... it's a constant strain to see )!

When was I completely sold on the Dell Design Studio Mini?  The battery life was put to the test, and it passed with flying colors! I used the Studio Mini for an entire day ( on and off ) for about 8 hours (total use without plugging it in to charge in between uses ) and it still had battery power left! No blinking lights, or warning's to plug it in, just glorious uninterrupted portable technology! Thank you Dell for making a netbook that is actually portable with it's incredibly long battery life!

The Backs and covers of the Dell Design Studio Mini 10 can be customized with any of the over 200 Design Studio backs/covers, that Dell offers. Designs include Major League Baseball logos, OPI nail polish colors, (Product) RedTM, “Anthem” - Country Flag Colors, Artwork, and “Classics.”

As the kids head back to school, the Dell Design Studio Mini 10 is a definite essential! With it's wireless capability and long battery life - the school year is sure to be productive!

You can find the Dell Design Studio Mini at a retailer near you and direct at

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255