Dell Mini 1018 Forum for discussion on the refreshed Dell Mini 1018, released Q3 2010.
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
10-12-2010, 10:00 PM
Good Luck, by the way that system has no fan and an Atom processor too
iPad 4 (64gb) w/Retina,Targus Versavu Case
Join Date: Oct 2009
10-13-2010, 03:13 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
10-13-2010, 04:00 PM
There are many non-Dell netbooks with fans - which is why I like Dell's design. Fans can be made very small. The Atom and chipset, especially the N4xx series, has a very low power draw and can do quite well with passive cooling. A fan is just one more thing to break.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Norwich, UK
10-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Agree with Holmes on this one, the CPUs don't get very hot at all. I think they lose a lot of heat through the keyboard. Your Mini is completely silent without a fan!
The only Mini I've had head problems with is the Mini 9 and that was purely because of the SSD.
As for the hinge gripe, this is not the first model they have released with this style of hinge, they wouldn;t exactly release 4/5 laptops with the design if it was a problematic. I think if you don't trust a hinge on your netbook to last you should probably go for a purposely-rugged notebook anyway.
Join Date: Oct 2010
10-13-2010, 06:20 PM
Yeah I agree about the beauty of a quiet netbook, but the last thing I want is a portable heater. My last AMD laptop was like that.
I think even though Atom is super efficient, it still needs a fan just in case. It gets pretty hot here in summer, with forests burning and stuff. I don't want a netbook that runs really hot.
And according to reviews Dell runs pretty hot.
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