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Looking to get my first mini! - 04-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Hi there, so i'm heading away for 7 weeks in June and figure what better time than now to get myself set up with a dell mini! I only discovered these forums yesterday and they seem to have answers to everything, and have a really helpful interesting community going on.
So right now I've only got around €200 to spend and am based in Ireland. The dell outlet store seems like my best bet. At present they have "inspiron 1010" which I assume is the original mini, and "inspiron mini 1011", which is the 10v. Both are retailing at about €150. Which would I be better to try and get?
The 1010 has the Intel ┬« Atom™ - 1330 and is on XP with 1GB of RAM. And the 1011 has the Intel ┬« Atom™ - 1600, with similar specs obviously. Almost all the 1011 just have the 3 cell battery from what I can see, and only some of them mention the 1.3MP webcam, but I thought this was a standard feature?
I know the 10v is better for hackintosh and stuff like that but I ideally I'd like to install Windows 7 and get the second gig of RAM in. I've seen the tutorials on the site here for upgrading both these elements so shouldn't have any problems. I have a retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, would there be any problems getting this to work once I get the ISO from the disc? Is Crucial the best price/reliability DDR2 SODIMM 2GB sticks in Ireland/UK?
Anyway first step to all this, any tips on which of these models I should go for?
Dell Factory Outlet [click stockroom - "Inspiron Notebooks" > "Inspiron 1010" or "Inspiron Mini 1011" and hit filter results]
Any thoughts on anything as there seem to be identical models of the 1011 on sale for different prices. E6V3PAVR looks like the favourite. Once it isn't pink I'm happy! Thanks again!
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