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Default Need help deciding from those who have them. - 09-30-2009, 07:38 PM

I've decided I want to purchase a Dell Mini, but I can't decide if I want the 1010 or 1011. I like the concept of the higher res screen that can come with the 1010. With the 1011, however, I also like the idea of being able to replace the 1GB of RAM with 2GB and the better hardware (this is correct, right?). I plan on putting Windows 7 on whatever one I get. Primarily, I'll be using this to research and write multiple papers. Of course, I'll also be using it to waste time between classes too, particularly those stupid flash games.

The higher resolution seems like a big plus, but I've read that there are issues watching full screen flash. Is this only an issue when the screen is at full res. If I set it lower and watch, does the problem persist?

I don't know anyone who has a netbook, so I have no one to ask for opinions. I was hoping someone could give me some advice on the matter of which to get.

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Default 09-30-2009, 09:47 PM

1) love the screen name
2) welcome!
3) go with the 10v - if you ever want to try a mac, you'll already own the right platform (no bias, there )
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Default 09-30-2009, 10:22 PM

Myself I prefer the 1010; and you can order it with 2megs of memory anyway so that is not an issue. The only problem is you will get Microsofts V word OS with it; but as you plan on changing to Win 7 that is not a problem either. Plus the high res screen is really nice plus many more options are available for the 1010. Ubuntu 9.04 runs fine on the 1010 with the right drivers so Linux is not a issue either. As you don't plan on runnig OS/X I don't see an advantage to buying the 10V.
I love my 1010; but I would probably be happy with a 1011 too. Except the higher res screen is a deal breaker for me. Either one will serve you well; both have advantages. Its just the advantages the 1010 has fits my needs better than the 1011. fdalbor


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Default 10-01-2009, 02:04 AM

Thanks for the replies!

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Originally Posted by hotrodminis View Post
1) love the screen name
2) welcome!
3) go with the 10v - if you ever want to try a mac, you'll already own the right platform (no bias, there )
1/2- Thanks!
3- It might be fun to setup it up as a mac sometime, but I don't think I'd want to for actual use.

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Myself I prefer the 1010; and you can order it with 2megs of memory anyway so that is not an issue. The only problem is you will get Microsofts V word OS with it; but as you plan on changing to Win 7 that is not a problem either. Plus the high res screen is really nice plus many more options are available for the 1010. Ubuntu 9.04 runs fine on the 1010 with the right drivers so Linux is not a issue either. As you don't plan on runnig OS/X I don't see an advantage to buying the 10V.
I love my 1010; but I would probably be happy with a 1011 too. Except the higher res screen is a deal breaker for me. Either one will serve you well; both have advantages. Its just the advantages the 1010 has fits my needs better than the 1011. fdalbor
The higher res screen is what really drew me to it at first.

How do you order it with 2 gigs? I didn't see an option to customize the amount of memory. Did you go with just 1 gig and are pleased?
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Default 10-01-2009, 05:59 AM

I've handled both the 1010 and 1011 personally. While the 1010 looked prettier due to the all-glossy display/bezel (compared to the 1011 glossy display/matte bezel) they are nearly identical otherwise on the outside. The kicker is the price+internals combo. The 1011 is cheaper yet has the better video card for ALL operating systems, whereas Intel is still trying to improve the graphics driver JUST FOR Windows. The RAM upgrade is also way cheaper, since you can get a 2GB stick from NewEgg usually around $20 shipped. Overall I'm happier with the 1011 (10v). There's my $.02. Oh, and welcome!


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Default 10-01-2009, 08:24 PM

The high res screen was the deal breaker for me. Even the normal 1010 can be set to 1028X768 which is used by alot of software over the 576 or 600 of the 1011. Or course this is only with XP; though it might be possible with 7. I have not tried it yet.
I have never had the desire or need for 2megs of memory in a netbook. Especially with XP and 9.04 which I use on my system. If I ever upgrade to 7 it might be necessary; but several posts by people who have; indicate it is not. 7 runs fine in 1meg of memory. Besides I really don't like taking apart a computer that was not intended to be taken apart. Too many bad things can happen with the tiny parts that make up a netbook.
If you really want 2megs of mem in a 1010 do a search of the dell site. I never saw it listed; but when I did a search the ordering info was there. I wish I had saved the link; but as I decided not to upgrade I did not. Sorry. Good luck again with your purchase; either machine will do nicely for you. But I much prefer the 1010. Take care on the road and happy computing. fdalbor


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Default 10-07-2009, 04:24 PM

Your answer lies with the 11z. All the problems that plague the Mini series are fixed in the 11z (or Inspiron 1110.)

I'll be ordering my new dual-core 11z once my return is finalized from the single-core I sent back.

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Default 10-07-2009, 04:28 PM

I kind of feel the same way as cstaats. I'm waiting to see what the 11z will cost in the outlet before committing myself to dumping my 10v for one, but I bought one for my wife and it's an excellent laptop.


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Default 10-07-2009, 06:01 PM

I know that budgets can be kinda restricted these days, but with the EPP discount the base 11z with a Celeron 743 @ 1.3GHz and a 160GB HD + 2GB RAM is only about $371 + shipping. ($399 - 7% ($28) EPP discount = $371) Shipping is $12 for 3-5 day or $20 for next day.

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