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Join Date: Jan 2010
About to buy a Mini for OSX - Need purchasing advice - 01-12-2010, 09:15 PM
I have extensively Googled all of the questions below, but I need more information. I am about to buy a Dell Mini for use as a hackintosh. I am torn between:
- The Mini 10 which, with an integrated TV tuner, which is available for $300 at Staples (Dell Inspiron Mini 10.1" Netbook (Black) | StaplesĀ®)
I know there are problems with the OSX video driver. Are they a dealbreaker? Will they improve? Also, is the memory upgradeable past 1GB in the same manner as the 10V? Does the TV tuner work with OSX?
- The Mini 1012, which is supposedly now available, but I can't find it on Dell's Mini page. Will this be useable with OSX? It seems to be gettign off to a good start. Should I buy this one since it is the latest and greatest?
- The Mini 10V, which is the old Hackintosh standby?
The Mini 10 seems like a great deal for $300 and I am tempted to go grab it. The Mini 10V is also expedited shipping (48 hours) on Dell's website. What should I do? I'm looking to spend $300 on a decent hackintosh netbook. I am experienced with Macs and own a Power Mac and Macbook Pro for the hardcore stuff. I want to stay away from HP at all costs and I like Dell's hardware.
Thanks for your help,
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
01-13-2010, 01:07 AM
What he said always beating everyone
Meklort's Blog | NBI Google Code Page | osx.mechdrew.com -- the best OSX installation guides
Join Date: Oct 2009
01-13-2010, 03:21 PM
Got both my 10vs off Ebay, already hackintoshed. Promptly broke the installs on both of them but was expecting I would and MDM showed me the way.
Seriously, a OSX'd 10V,N280, 2Gb ram, big battery, 160 Gb hdd, was for me at least a great deal off Ebay from a trusted seller for $400 back in November.
I would like HD in any future unit but the 10v is a great hackintosh.
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