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Default Hungry for a hackintosh - 10-26-2009, 03:42 AM

So I want to do this mod....hackintosh. And I want it to go as smooth as possible without breaking my budget.

Alot of ppl are suggesting mini9, 10v are probably the best for a hackintosh. I've also seen in forums that HP mini 1000 is also good for a smooth hackintosh.

Currently I have a xps m1210. Amazing laptop, I'd rather try the hackintosh on my laptop but from reading all around...found a guide to installing 10.4 osx on a m1210 ...its just outdated and found out it doesn't quite work properly.

So I have a few questions regarding the Dell Mini 10s...

Mini 10V- Can it be upgraded to 2GB ram? How do I choose the right processor N270 or N280?

Can a hackintosh be done on a Mini 10? If not...why? Why only on a 10v?

Why does it say Z520 (1.33GHZ) Atom, 1GB RAM under memory specs in the mini 10 and in mini 10v its just 1GB DDR2 SDRAM? which one is upgradable?

If you guys can help me out..that would be great.
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Default 10-26-2009, 04:56 AM

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So I have a few questions regarding the Dell Mini 10s...

Mini 10V- Can it be upgraded to 2GB ram? How do I choose the right processor N270 or N280?

Can a hackintosh be done on a Mini 10? If not...why? Why only on a 10v?

Why does it say Z520 (1.33GHZ) Atom, 1GB RAM under memory specs in the mini 10 and in mini 10v its just 1GB DDR2 SDRAM? which one is upgradable?

If you guys can help me out..that would be great.
The 10v can be upgraded by replacing the SODIMM on the system board. The 10 is not user replaceable, as the RAM is soldered to a daughtercard along with the processor.

Installing OS X to a 10 isn't supported due to the chipset, as Apple has never had drivers for it (the 10v shares a chipset used in an early model Mac Mini.)

The processor (N270 vs N280) doesn't impact installing OS X, one is just (slightly) faster.


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Default 10-26-2009, 05:49 AM

Dell Mini 10v running Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Dell Mini 10v stats:
- IntelĀ®AtomĀ®Processor Z520 (1.33GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache)
- Glossy 10.1 inch display (1024x576) WSVGA
- 1GB,DDR2,533MHZ (can be upgraded to 2 gigabit DDR2 SDRAM)
- 160GB, 2.5inch, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
- Standard 1.3MP webcam
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
- 3-Cell 24WHr Li-Ion Battery
- running Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.1)


I didn't know 10v comes with Z520 processors....unless this is a mod
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Default 10-26-2009, 05:56 AM

No, someone pasted the wrong description.


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Default 10-26-2009, 06:04 AM

how does it run...OS X SL on a mini 10v....


does it lag? freeze? how smooth does it run?
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Default 11-04-2009, 03:17 AM

OSX SL runs really smooth on the Mini 10v.

Check out the youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BroO6SBe0E


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Default 11-04-2009, 09:56 AM

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If you guys can help me out..that would be great.
I have a Mini9 running 10.6.1 and a 10v with a dual boot 10.6.1 and Win7 Pro. See signature for how they are configured.

The biggest difference for me is the keyboard on the 10v. It's arranged like a standard keyboard while the Mini9 is not. Both run 10.6.1 and Win7 very well. Which processor you pick is irrelevant unless you plan on doing processor intensive work. If you don't, save the $20.

Upgrading the memory on a 10v can be a little scary for some, but it's no worse than installing hardware in a desktop, just a little less room to work and smaller cables. There are several YouTube videos that are very helpful.

While I like the Mini9 and I have no plans to sell it, if I had it to do all over again, I'd just get the 10v.


Mini 9 | 2 gigs memory | 64 gig SSD | 10.6.7
Mini 10v | 2 gigs memory | 500 gig HD | BT | 10.6.3 & Windows 7 Professional Dual Boot
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Default 11-04-2009, 09:25 PM

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Which processor you pick is irrelevant unless you plan on doing processor intensive work. If you don't, save the $20.
I agree with Mike on this one. On average netbooky activities, you won't see a difference (in OS X, IMHO). The flip side of that is down the road at resale, with the N280 the slightly new/faster/better processor, you'll see a greater return on your initial investment compared to the N270. I've seen it happen in all sorts of laptops, macs included. Because we're talking a $350 machine, rather than a $1000-$2500 one, I can't say that it will be appreciable though.
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