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Default Mini 10v? Worth it to..... - 08-27-2009, 06:33 PM

On the mini 10v is it worth it to buy new for the 1.66 processor?

I want to mainly install OSX, but was wondering if there are any significant benefits with the extra .06 of proc. the n280.

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Default 08-27-2009, 07:15 PM

If you already have an N270? No.


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Default 08-27-2009, 07:19 PM

If you're buying it new from Dell, then yes it's worth the small increase in cost.
If you already own a 10v with a N270, don't bother swapping CPUs-It's not worth the time and money


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Default 08-27-2009, 07:27 PM

Honestly, I do not see the point. The extra tad of processing power that the N280 adds is not worth the extra money (IMO).

I would stick with the standard N270 It will probably help your shipping time as well... haha!


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Default 08-27-2009, 07:35 PM

Is the N280 more power-friendly? I remember reading something about it and it using a little less battery. I may be totally wrong though. It uses less voltage, that I know, so you may get a couple extra minutes of battery life.

But, if you're configuring a new system from Dell, spend that extra $30 on a 6-cell battery instead of the faster processor. You'll get more bang for buck when it comes to battery life, but it does add some heft and bulk to the machine.


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Default 08-27-2009, 07:37 PM

The N280 and N270 have nearly identical power consumption.


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Default 08-27-2009, 08:04 PM

No! Always go big or go home! We put V8's in our lawn mowers!
j/k :P

My take is that for $30(Half tank of fuel/dinner out/+2hrs staying late at work/etc.) you are getting a 3.45% faster CPU, and a 25.14% faster FSB....but your cache still stays at 512k

Will that 3.45% increase even register a difference on a benchmarking program? It might not be worth the $30 then (Earlier I thought the cache was bumped up also, my bad)


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Default 08-27-2009, 08:11 PM

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No! Always go big or go home! We put V8's in our lawn mowers!
j/k :P

My take is that for $30(Half tank of fuel/dinner out/+2hrs staying late at work/etc.) you are getting a 3.45% faster CPU, and a 25.14% faster FSB....but your cache still stays at 512k

Will that 3.45% increase even register a difference on a benchmarking program? It might not be worth the $30 then (Earlier I thought the cache was bumped up also, my bad)
Haha, good math on that one!

Off-topic, but $30 for half a tank? I fill my RAV4 (V6 AWD) with a full tank for $30 bucks!


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Default 08-27-2009, 10:36 PM

Getting the thread back on topic again.

I am slightly confused by the OP here!

Surely the Mini 10v is currently only being offered with the N270 CPU, with no listed option to 'upgrade' to an N280... or are we talking about an end user 'after purchase' upgrade here rather than a factory fitted option?
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Default 08-28-2009, 12:58 AM

No such after-purchase upgrade is possible.


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