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Default Configured mini 10 for US$624 - 11-09-2009, 07:12 PM

Is this good or shoudl I wait for something better. I am looking for light and cold netbook or light/small notebook. Should i go with an inspiron with Celeron 723 proc?

here is the thingy from dell

Mini 10. US$624 plus tax
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PROCESSOR Intel®Atom®Processor Z530 (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM UBUNTU 8.04 (Standard Edition) edit
DISPLAY 10.1" HD Widescreen Display (1366x768) edit
MEMORY 2GB DDR2 SDRAM edit
HARD DRIVE 32GB Solid State Drive edit
BATTERY OPTIONS 28WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (3-cell) edit
WIRELESS CARDS Wireless 802.11g (1397) Mini Card edit
VIDEO CARD Intel®Graphics Media Accelerator 500
INTEGRATED WEBCAM Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam

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Default 11-09-2009, 07:17 PM

It all depends - what do you want to do with it? What things are important to you?


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Default Very quick reply - 11-09-2009, 07:30 PM

Will play with linux/Debian for a couple of months (maybe next year will give it away) then will wipe out ubuntu and load Win7 Ultimate once I get the software, load work Office2007-Home Student, Outlook2007 calendar, contact, pop3 gmail and occasional streaming video like netflix/blockbuster/hulu or maybe streaming HD youube.

BTW, Is netbook atom 330 or any other 64 bit capable CPU's on the way?
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Default 11-09-2009, 08:40 PM

The Z530 is not 64-bit capable. (Nor is the N270/280) I read an article suggesting that Intel would introduce new Atom CPUs that are 64-bit capable. The announcement was said to be in December, and you'd probably have to wait until early 2010 to buy a netbook using one.

You should read through the Mini10 forum to see people's comments on streaming video - this seems to be an issue for many netbooks.


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Default 11-09-2009, 09:40 PM

The Atom 230 and 330 support x64 code...although I've only found those CPUs in nettops...


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Default I like this site. - 11-09-2009, 10:35 PM

members reply quickly. I guess if I cannot wait I better check out Inspiron 11. According to Dell store there is a new celeron cpu (723) on their 11 series.

No wonder they dropped the Mini12.

off topic where is the Delll Vostro site. I need to check out on 1320. (heat and weight) becuse s-xps 1340 kinda expensive.
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Default Just want to say thank you. - 11-14-2009, 09:55 PM

I just got a good deal on Mini12 and installed Win7 Ultimate and happy with it.(OS is from the new MS Efficiency Seminar and the only reason I attended)
Now Im just waiting for a product like Runcore to come down in price.
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