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Question how to tell which mini 10 I have - 10-19-2012, 10:26 PM

Hi Everyone, I just bought a used mini 10 model# pp19s, so far I really love it. I want to upgrade the ram on it, but I'm not quite sure what model mini this is. 1012, 1018, etc... I was searching around on here and it said to check the display adapter to see which one it is. It has a VGA out so according to the other thread that rules out the 1010. Another quick question I had was regarding the vga adapter, I plugged in an external monitor via the vga adapter and it dispalyed my screen right away. Is there a reason they got rid of the HDMI out on the newer models? Can this VGA be used as a digital ouput some how? thanks
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Default 10-20-2012, 01:37 AM

There was only one Mini with HDMI and that was the 1010. All the rest had VGA. VGA is an analog signal - while there are VGA to HDMI adapters, they are expensive.

But the model pp19s is the 1010 with HDMI and no VGA. What is the "Service Tag" code on the bottom? (Also displayed in the BIOS.) You can look this up at Dell's support site.


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Default 10-20-2012, 03:22 AM

I entered the service code, and it came up as a mini 10v. But I guess there are two models of the 10v's; 1011 and 1012. And the max ram on either of these is 2gb? Minis cannot handle 4gb right?
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Default 10-20-2012, 12:53 PM

2GB max, right.


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Talking 10-21-2012, 06:20 PM

ok cool thanks, is there a way to tell between 1011, and 1012? It's not that big of a deal, I just want to know for my own personal knowledge.
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Default 10-21-2012, 07:37 PM

just go into the BIOS or go to the Dell site and enter your Service Tag #, but I think that the 1011's had either N470 or N480 processors and the 1012's have N450's


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Default 10-21-2012, 09:47 PM

Pretty sure the 1011 had the N270 just like the 910.


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Default 10-21-2012, 11:07 PM

yeah Steve you're right, my mistake..the 1011's had either the N270 (1.6hz) or N280 (1.66ghz) where as the Mini 9 only had the N270 with no other choices.....ooops....sorry

I had the N*70 and the N*80 correct at least


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Default 10-25-2012, 02:17 AM

alright thanks guys, I just checked the processor and it said N270 @ 1.60ghz... so that means it is the 1011. Yeah when I put the service code in on dell's website it just said mini 10v. Alright last two questions...
One: how do you get the sweet footer at the bottom of your posts?

and two: Holmes you have windows 8, how do you like it? do you use the smartglass feature?

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ok one more question, How difficult would it be to swap my ram out. I watched a couple videos and it seems like your taking the whole computer apart. Have you guys done this swap before?
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Cool 10-25-2012, 03:12 PM

@bigwass42,

1. the 'sweet footer' is called a signature and it can be modified by going into user control panel (User CP) at the top of the screen and it can be created/changed there under 'Edit Signature' on the left

2. I will let Steve answer that one



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