Dell Inspiron Mini 10/10v vs Eee PC 1000H/HE
Moving forward to the 10-inch netbook department, it seems the Dell has lagged behind Asus. Since both the Inspiron Mini 10 and Mini 10V are equipped with HDD storage, the most appropriate match up in the Asus line-up is the Eee PC 1000H. But if we want to beat Dell, we could also compare the Inspiron Mini 10/10v with the EEe PC 1000HE. But it would not be a good match-up since the Eee PC 1000HE is already equipped with the Intel Atom N280 processor. So, let's just stick with the Eee PC 1000H vs the Dell Inspiron Mini 10/10v.
Specs wise, all three netbooks are equipped 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, 10.1-inch widescreen display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and 1.3MP webcam. Again the differences among these netbook has something to do with storage, processor and battery life. Both the Inspiron Mini 10v and Eee PC 1000H are equipped with Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor while the Inspiron Mini 10 has the Intel Atom Z520 1.3GHz processor. Clearly the Eee PC 1000H beats the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 in this department while of equal processing speed than the Mini 10v.
Again, the Eee PC 1000H beat both Inspiron models when it comes to battery. Both Inspiron Mini netbooks are packed with 3-cell battery only while the Eee PC 1000H has a 6-cell battery.
Price-wise, the difference between these netbooks are not really that big. Their current market prices ranges from around $350 to as high as $380 at Amazon.
So, which would you choose? I must admit that if I'm planning to get a netbook and my choices are these two, I would have a hard time selecting which netbook to get. But if battery life is all that matters, then there is not doubt that the Eee PC 1000H is the big winner here.