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Unhappy Which Should I Buy? - 02-01-2010, 06:07 PM

Hi all, sorry for the newb question... I found a similar thread but it was more specific to one users needs. I simply want to know the differences between the 10 and 10v.
Hardware differences...
Software...
Pricing...
And available add-ons...

I've looked on Dell's site and found some stupid comparison, but it made the V sound better. However, today I read that the 10 has better LCD and multitouch pad and the V does not... Is that correct?!?!?! Please overlook my newb-ness and HELP ME!
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Default 02-01-2010, 06:15 PM

Welcome to the forum.

First, you have to understand that Dell has two different models called "Mini 10". The older one is the "Inspiron 1010" and has the Atom Z5xx processor and GMA500 graphics. This model has a flush screen and HDMI video out. The memory is soldered onto the processor daughterboard and is effectively not upgradeable. The processor is slower than that of the others listed here. An integrated TV tuner is an option.

The newer Mini 10, the 1012, is based on the Atom N4xx processor and GMA3150 graphics. Memory is upgradeable (up to 2GB in a single DIMM) and the screen is not flush. This one has a white bottom shell and the screen is hinged forward of the back of the unit. It can fit a 6-cell battery without it sticking out. An integrated TV tuner is an option.

The 10v is based on the Atom N2xx processor and GMA950 graphics. Memory is upgradeable, though you have to disassemble the unit to do it. This is an older design but is the only one of the three that can run OS X, if you are of a mind to do that.

As for software, they're all equally capable.


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Default 02-01-2010, 06:16 PM

What you read is correct.

While the 10 is not very OSX friendly as the 10v, the 10 does come with an HD display and a multi-touch pad. 10 is also configurable for WWAN service and can be configured for an HD tuner card.

It really depends what you want to do with your netbook.


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Default 02-02-2010, 08:12 PM

Ok thanks for all the help guys. So I'm leaning towards a 10 (or should I say 1012) for the HD display and advanced touchpad. Also looks like you get color choice and I won't be hackintoshing... All for about $50 more than the 10v (1011?).

Two last question, does the 1012 have a standard monitor port? If so I'm curious to see how my 360 would look on that display...
And finally, where would you all recommend I buy it? Any place that seems to run cheaper? I'm thinkin Amazon at the moment...
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Default 02-02-2010, 08:48 PM

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Ok thanks for all the help guys. So I'm leaning towards a 10 (or should I say 1012) for the HD display and advanced touchpad. Also looks like you get color choice and I won't be hackintoshing... All for about $50 more than the 10v (1011?).

Two last question, does the 1012 have a standard monitor port? If so I'm curious to see how my 360 would look on that display...
And finally, where would you all recommend I buy it? Any place that seems to run cheaper? I'm thinkin Amazon at the moment...
No netbook has a video in. Just out. So, you won't be playing Xbox on a netbook screen... unless you get a USB capture device, which will probably have mediocre performance.

I've always bought my Dells from Dell. But you do have to hunt for the deals and/or be patient.


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Cool 02-02-2010, 09:14 PM

I agree with Reflex, I would only buy Dell from Dell, even if its the outlet which I would never use but many do, I even bought my 500gb drive from Dell, it was pretty cheap at only $89 (USD), but thats just me, and when I eventually buy my external DVD it will be from Dell, again thats just me,..last thing why would anyone want to play a 360 on a 10inch screen, my son comes to my house just to hook his 360 up to his grandpa's (my dad) 48inch flatscreen, now that I think is normal...the other way....I dont know about...dont seem right...


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Default 02-02-2010, 09:28 PM

Lol... I knew I would get heat for that! No I was just thinkin for gaming while traveling... But yeah I wasn't really expecting it to be very good if it worked at all. I like that it has video out though.
So buy Dell from Dell eh...?
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Default 02-03-2010, 10:22 PM

Dont forget to consider the Latitude 2100. Like a 10v, sorta, but optional touchscreen, fan, and a real touch pad with buttons.


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Default 02-08-2010, 05:35 AM

if hackintoshing the 10v
if not, probably the 10
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