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Default Just bought 1012 - 11-17-2011, 07:17 PM

HELLO all my girlfriend really needed a computer so i stumbled upon this.

bought it cause it was cheap comes in box.
I ran the MPN IM10-008B-PNK # and it says its pink..
the picture appears to be black.
I want to upgrade the ram to 2gb to get that max performance. and i am a heavy modder i love modding iPhones etc. I hear mac osx is not going to fully work some I'm going to do macbuntu.
Can anyone refresh me on some of the popular mods for this laptop?
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Default 11-18-2011, 05:55 AM

Upgrading the RAM is a good idea, though the performance improvement may not be noticeable. An SSD instead of the rotating hard drive would certainly help, but that is expensive.

I suggest you read through Dell Mini 1012 at MyDellMini


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Default 11-20-2011, 04:31 AM

sounds good is there anyway to fit an ssd and hdd in there ? or are there hybird drives ? ive heard there are a few
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Default 11-20-2011, 03:29 PM

The 1012 takes a standard 2.5" notebook drive. There are many SSDs that will fit and work. Hybrid drives don't seem to be all that popular, but I'm sure there are some that will work.


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Default 11-20-2011, 11:08 PM

whats the cheapest 90-100 gb ssd
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Default 11-21-2011, 01:42 AM

I do not recommend looking for "the cheapest". This will lead you into trouble. Start here.

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If you're on a limited budget, be aware that some low-end SSDs may perform slower than mechanical hard drives in random read and write operations (that's why you need to read the reviews). Traditionally, those are the disciplines where SSDs absolutely trash their magnetic predecessors. However, we've seen clear cases where that generality turns out to be false. If you don't believe us, take a look at the performance of SanDisk's P4 SSD on page eight of Asus' Eee Slate EP121: A Windows 7-Based Tablet PC. So far, we've only seen this happen with cheap OEM SSDs, which is why we're going to recommend sticking to more well-known brands like Intel, Crucial, OCZ, Samsung, Kingston, Corsair, and so on. If you're absolutely cash-strapped, go the SSD caching route using an Intel SSD 311 before rolling the dice on what could be a backward-step in performance.


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Default 01-07-2012, 07:13 AM

RAM upgrade is considered cheapest upgrade with considerable boost in performance.
just remember you need to have 64bit to get RAM higher than 4 GB.
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