Been reading the site for a couple of days and think it's a great site! Great participation from people.
Just got my new 1012. It was part of a bundled deal Dell had with a high-end laptop that my in-laws bought. They got the 17" laptop and I got the Mini! Mini was $200 but I didn't have any choices. I got what they shipped so: no bluetooth, no HD screen, no 250 MB drive, no Windows 7. What did I expect?
I chatted with Dell technical support and they said the memory can't be upgraded to 2GB. After reading the various posts, I don't believe them and ordered a 2GB RAM module from crucial memory. They take a while to ship so I'll have it in 11 days!
I use the computer for web and email so not a heavy use machine.
Anyway, a couple of questions:
1. Is it worth trying change OS to either Windows 7 or OS X? I have Macs and would love to run OS X but do you think it's something a person with mid-level experience can do? Are the earlier issues with 1012's and OSX been resolved so that the sound, hardware graphics, etc.. all work? The OSX thread were a little hard to follow regarding what currently doesn't work with a 1012.
2. Can the internal drive be upgraded? What drives would you recommend? I figure if I got it open for memory anyway and potentially installing a new OS, then why not upgrade the storage?
3. I have a "n" network router. Is it an easy upgrade to the Dell 1510 "n" card? I can do stuff short of soldering.
Thanks for your help in advance!