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Default Mb a dumb question But here goes... - 07-06-2010, 11:54 PM

Hello Everyone my first post, So go easy on me please.
I am wanting to buy a netbook that I can put snow leopard on.
Everyone one is saying the mini 10v is the one to get.
So I went to the google to track one down. Even to the Dell web site to see which one is the 10v. And I just cant seem to work it out.
So I need help please, becuase I don't want to buy the wrong one. Becuase the only reason I am buying a dell mini 10 is so I can put on snow leopard.
I live in Australia and we have a store called JB Hi FI and they are selling this model so can some one please tell me if this will work to run snow Leopard.
Dell Mini 10" Tiger Netbook - Computer, Laptop, Notebook & Netbook Computers - JB Hi-Fi

Thankyou so much in advance for your help
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Cool 07-07-2010, 02:06 AM

according to your link, that model is the 1010 (Mini 10), it has the Z530 processor in it which makes it a 1010 (Mini 10), not a 1011 (Mini 10v), the 1011 (Mini 10v) is what you want to run OSX, they have the N270 or N280 processors in them..thats what to look for in addition they also have the GMA950 graphics chipsets in them, the 1010 (Mini 10) has the GMA500 and the 1012 (New Mini 10) has the GMA3150, the 1011 (Mini 10v) has the GMA950 in it and thats the one you want...look in the for sale section on this forum...they do pop up quite often....Good Luck...

PS. Welcome to the forum.....

Heres a couple for sale:


Dell Mini 10v (stock with a few upgrades)

Dell Mini 10 (Obsidian Black 1010), 2gb RAM, 1.66ghz 533mhz FSB (Z530) processor, A10 BIOS, 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) WD Scorpio Blue Hard Drive (5400rpm), Intel GMA 500 Integrated Graphics, TV Tuner, Bluetooth 2.1 module with EDR, 1.3mp Camera, 1366x768 HD Screen, Wireless 1510 b/g/n mini card, 6 cell (56WHr) Battery, 4gb SDHC, 64gb Flashdrive, Targus Netbook Chillpad, Targus Sport Case, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (500gb)/Windows 8.1 (500gb) (Dual Boot)

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Default 07-07-2010, 04:26 AM

Hi rrfranczak,

Hey thanks for clearing that up for me, So now I know what model I am looking for at least
Thanks for the welcome

P.S nice feet
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Default dell mini 10 v (1011) - 07-22-2010, 12:07 AM

Casting crowns, on e bay there are several sellers with this that ship world wide:
dell 1011 items - Get great deals on PC Laptops Netbooks, Intel Atom items on!
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Mini 10v/1GB RAM/160GB HD/ BIOS A06/SL 10.6.6
Mini 9 /2GB RAM/ 16GB SSD/BIOS A05/SL 10.6.6
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