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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 notebook-not-netbook

The netbook goes big-screen

As you can see from our PCMark05 bench tests a speed demon the Mini 12 is not, the HDD test result being particularly poor. The 1.6GHz Atom Z530 doesn't deliver quite as much performance as the 1.6GHz Atom N270, but it's not so very far behind.

PCMark05 Results

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 - PCMark05
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 - PCMark05
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 - PCMark05

Longer bars are better

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 - PCMark05

Its not all bad news though. Running our usual Gimp test by applying the Gaussian blur filter to a 2048 x 1366 pixel JPEG image took a class-leading average of 4.5 seconds compared to 5.1 seconds on the Windows XP Mini 9.

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