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Default Newbie here.. I have some Mini questions - 10-08-2009, 10:01 PM

Hello All,

My BIL is on here as well, but I forget his user name.. anyway he has a Mini 9.

I bought my wife a Mini 9 in April, I think, anyway I got it very basic but a 32GB SSD and Bluetooth. I installed Win XP Pro SP3 for her, she pretty much uses just that machine.

I mainly use a Mac Book Pro, but I am looking for another Mini machine, partly for doing Scanning on my ECM in my car. I was thinking of another Mini 9 but I am also considering a Mini 10v. I will install Win XP PRO and would honestly like to dual boot it with Win 7, as my Car scanning software will not run on Vista crrently but runs on XP, it also runs in XP through VMware Fusion on my Mac. so I think if the virtual machine was set-up in Win 7 with XP with USB support that might work..

Anyway, the question I have is how do the touchpad buttons on the 10v work? my Mac is not the newer one without buttons, it is 2 years old ( almost 3)

I just would like something small and lower on cost.

I currently have 2 other machines in the house as well, a quad core desktop with Vista and a Dual Core WHS..
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Default 10-08-2009, 10:46 PM

What exactly do you want to know about the touchpad buttons on the 10v? A technical description of how they work? An opinion on their usability? Something else?


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Default 10-08-2009, 11:44 PM

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What exactly do you want to know about the touchpad buttons on the 10v? A technical description of how they work? An opinion on their usability? Something else?

Well are the buttons in the same place as the Mini 9 just under the touchpad? (essentially hidden) but to click you have to click at the bottom of the pad?

Oh yeah can you change the Ram on the 10V as well? lastly if I buy a 10v with a HDD can I change to a SSD later?
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Default 10-09-2009, 12:23 AM

The buttons are spots on the touchpad, not distinct buttons as on the 9.

Yes, you can change the RAM, but it isn't as easy as on some other models. Yes, you can change to an SSD - the 10v will take a standard notebook 2.5" form factor SSD.


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Default 10-09-2009, 12:46 AM

Thank you!!!
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Default 10-09-2009, 01:17 AM

what about the mini 10, with glossy hd screen, oh and mabye running the software in compatibility mode on win7 would work?



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Default 10-09-2009, 10:53 AM

The processors in the Minis do not support Windows 7's "XP Mode".


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Default 10-09-2009, 12:00 PM

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The processors in the Minis do not support Windows 7's "XP Mode".
hmm, well then if the HDD or SSD is big enough there is always dual boot..
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Default 10-29-2009, 08:04 PM

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The processors in the Minis do not support Windows 7's "XP Mode".
According to a online chat guy at dell and Intels website the Z530 CPu ( found in the 1010) supports Intel VT

I am now looking at the 10 and with a 15% coupon the deal is even better
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Default 10-29-2009, 08:13 PM

Yeah, if your not planing on running OS X on it, I say go for the 10, and try the software in compatibility mode. I've been able to load several programs that way that wouldn't install typically.
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