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Default A09 vs 10v - 02-07-2010, 08:58 PM

Hi I want to make a hackintosh and I want to know if either the A09 or the Mini 10v is more ideal. I dont mind the difference in size and what not, but I know I want to upgrade to 2gb of ram. Is it that much more difficult to on the 10v? Thanks guys.
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Default 02-07-2010, 09:06 PM

I assume you mean the Vostro A90, which is the same as the Mini 9. The 10v and the Mini 9/A90 are pretty much the same when it comes to hackintoshing. The memory upgrade is more difficult on the 10v as you have to disassemble the whole base, but many people have done it successfully.


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Cool 02-07-2010, 09:19 PM

one thing to think about is that the A90/Mini 9 have SSD (solid state drives) and not HDD (hard disk drives) in them and CAN NOT be changed to a regular 2.5 SATA hard drive, the Mini 10v has a standard 2.5in SATA Hard Drive which can be upgraded, I put a 500gb in my Mini 10, you could also put in an SSD if you want so the bottom line is that the Mini 10v is more upgradeable than the A90/Mini 9..also the A90 and Mini 9 are both discontinued now anyway.....

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Default 02-08-2010, 04:19 AM

Thanks guys. Ill probably go with the Mini 10v even though the ram will be a pain. It should be fun though.

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Also should I possibly wait to see if people start successfully hackintoshing N450 based netbooks? If not would I see a significant difference between the N270 and N280 processors? Thanks.
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Default 02-08-2010, 05:38 AM

there is a few guides and video's for upgrading the RAM so I would just look for those and i think you will be fine. i will be doing this next week I think. I have heard it takes anywhere from 20 min to an hour so not too bad if you take your time
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Default 02-08-2010, 02:58 PM

If hackintoshing is important, I would pass on the "Pine Trail" processor netbooks at this point. The difference between the N270 and N280 is small, but it's a cheap option.


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Default 02-09-2010, 12:58 AM

Alright thanks guys. Looks like I'm going with a Mini 10v with a n280 2gb ram and 500gb HDD. Gonna be fun.
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