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Default mini 10 or 10v? - 08-05-2009, 12:47 AM

Soo im about to order my dell mini and i dont know what one to get...
all i really do on my laptop now is play runescape, music on itunes, and the normal facebook and school papers stuff any student would do ohh and blackberry desktop manager... so i want the mini 10 or 10v i would get it fully loaded (better processor, battery and all that stuff)

So ya im just wondering what would be best for my needs?
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Default 08-05-2009, 02:25 AM

some one help plz i gotta know my tomorrow
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Default 08-05-2009, 02:54 AM

1. Do you want to run Mac OSX at all?

If you do, then do not get the Mini 10, get the 10v

2. The "v" in 10v stands for "value"... so they run a little bit less $$. They supposedly use "cheaper components and internals", all of which just so happen to be better for a Hackintosh!


Check out the different options available on each and decide what you do and do not need. The Mini 10 has options for an "HD display" with a better resolution, has HDMI out, uses the GMA500 instead of the GMA950.

The 10v has VGA out, 1024x600 screen res.


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Default 08-05-2009, 03:30 AM

nope i wouldnt be making it a Hackintosh... haha if i really wanted their os i would just sell my soul and get a macbook air but ne ways... this is what i was thinking...

Dell Mini 10 with:
Color- Black
Processor- IntelĀ®AtomĀ®Processor Z530 (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache)
OS- Prolly gonna use windows 7???
Display- 10.1" HD Widescreen Display (1366x768)
HD-
160GB, 2.5inch, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Battery-
56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell)
and the internal bluetooth thing for tethering with my blackberry storm

So thats what i want but would it be able run itunes and play games on the internet games and watch stuff on youtube?
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Default 08-05-2009, 06:41 AM

sounds like you know what you want, and have lined that up with what's available. some folks think the mini 10 (as opposed to 10v) video isn't as good at streaming inet video. if you look, you'll see some postings today on that topic. that's a pretty minor, though, and not fully documented, imo.

you should be fine with what you've laid out above.
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Default 08-05-2009, 04:42 PM

get it, i have a maxxed out mini 10 and i love it.

JUST WAIT FOR GMA 500 DRIVERS FOR 7



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Default windows 7 - 08-05-2009, 05:00 PM

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nope i wouldnt be making it a Hackintosh... haha if i really wanted their os i would just sell my soul and get a macbook air but ne ways... this is what i was thinking...

Dell Mini 10 with:
Color- Black
Processor- IntelĀ®AtomĀ®Processor Z530 (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache)
OS- Prolly gonna use windows 7???
Display- 10.1" HD Widescreen Display (1366x768)
HD-
160GB, 2.5inch, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Battery-
56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell)
and the internal bluetooth thing for tethering with my blackberry storm

So thats what i want but would it be able run itunes and play games on the internet games and watch stuff on youtube?

if you are wanting to run windows7 - then I would recommend the 10v - mainly so that you could upgrade the ram to 2gb - its hard but doable - unlike the 10 where the memory is soldered onboard - just my input if you want windows 7 to run smooth.....
Bruce


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Default 08-07-2009, 12:31 AM

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if you are wanting to run windows7 - then I would recommend the 10v - mainly so that you could upgrade the ram to 2gb - its hard but doable - unlike the 10 where the memory is soldered onboard - just my input if you want windows 7 to run smooth.....
Bruce
Wait what? I thought all you needed to do to upgrade ram was power off the laptop pop out the old chip and pop in the new one?
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Default 08-07-2009, 12:33 AM

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Wait what? I thought all you needed to do to upgrade ram was power off the laptop pop out the old chip and pop in the new one?
That only really applies to the Mini 9, for which a RAM upgrade takes 2 minutes.


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Default 2GB Ram Upgrade - 08-07-2009, 12:50 AM

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Wait what? I thought all you needed to do to upgrade ram was power off the laptop pop out the old chip and pop in the new one?
on the 10v - you have to disassemble most of the base of the laptop - from what I have read - it can take you anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours......depending on your level of skill in disassembly - reassembly......

the Mini 9 only takes about 20 seconds to 2 minutes..........

good luck and hope that helps.....
Bruce


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