Dell 4034 Review 1018 4034CLB Netbook

Dell 4034 at Glance

Dell 4034 is a great little netbook at a reasonable price. Got it at $269,99. 1GB RAM, USB Ports, decent netbook camera, Card Reader, and a great 5-6 hours battery life, these are some specs of Dell 4034 which are quite standard for a 2010-2011 netbook.

The Dell 4034 comes with Windows 7 Starter, which is quite basic, but you will still be able to change the image of its background, the sounds and picture, etc.

And I would like to upgrade my netbook memory to 2GB, because it will make it snappier. I have to say, Windows 7 is heavier than my old Windows XP for its 1GB RAM.

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The Inspiron Mini 1018 4034CLB

This Dell Streak 7 WifiDell netbook comes with a lot of junk pre-installed softwares, but this is not a big deal, because I have installed my preferred utilities.

There are really several netbooks like this Dell 4034 on the market out there, but what really stands out for me on this one is, this netbook does not include a fan, and it is powered by Intel Atom N455 Processor, which is the latest Intel Atom Processor.

Another plus from this netbook is its keyboard, it has STANDARD keyboard with full size keys with each cursor movement keys such as, dedicated up, down, right and left, as well as the PGUP, PGDN, Home, and the End key.

If you work with excel spreadsheets a lot, you will need the full size keys keyboard, because it is really a pain to move around using the fn+end/down and the fn+end/up, so forth.

It is also very uncomfortable if you need to scroll down or up using the Pgup/Pgdown when you read a long web page together with the fn Key! Unlike the majority of netbooks out there, you will need to live with their “Fn” key, but not with this Dell 4034, because its keyboard is absolutely comfortable and of course practical.

Eventhough the keys position is not standard, but the complete keys will allow you doing your computing needs a lot quicker and easier.

I also really love the lightweight and how well this Dell 4034 constructed. It really looks nice!

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The nice look!

Dell 4034 – Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 4034CLB Netbook (Clear Black)specs


  1. Color: Black
  2. Operating System: Windows 7 Starter
  3. Processor: Intel Atom N455 (1.66GHz and 512KB L2 Cache)
  4. 1GB DDR3 RAM (at 667MHz – 1x1GB)
  5. 10.1-inch Widescreen Display (with 1024×600 Max Resolution)
  6. Intel GMA 3150 Graphics
  7. Shared System Memory Video Memory
  8. 250GB SATA Hard Drive (at 5400RPM)
  9. Battery life: 5-6 Hours
  10. Size: 9.2 x 3.9 x 14.6 inches
  11. Weight: 2.92 lbs
  12. Another Features: Built-in 0.3MP Camera, Realtek 8188CE 802.11n Wireless WLAN, Intregated Sound Card, Touchpad and standard Keyboard, 3 in 1 Card Reader, 6 cell Lithium ion battery

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Dell 4034 Review – Summary

It has been a few weeks since I got this netbook, and this is a great buy. I am pleasantly surprised by its quality, capacity and capabilities. I definitely recommend Dell 4034 to everyone who does not want to have more load to carry, but does really need ease of packing and handling, especially if you are on the go a lot.

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