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Join Date: Mar 2009
03-17-2014, 12:19 PM
I did put 2 GB RAM in my Mini 9 but Ubuntu didn't really need it & I honestly couldn't tell the difference. For me Win XP bogs down in about a year. A fresh install fixes that nicely so you should be OK for some time. I do have Win 7 on an old desktop (maybe 10 years) that is on 24/7. It has 2 GB of RAM & runs without a problem recording TV shows for later viewing.
I have the same problem with the Mini 10v mousepad. Microsoft had a nice little mouse that folds up which solves the problem.
Dell did OK for me on the price, my Mini 9 was about $190 delivered & the 10v wasn't much more. It would have been nice to get a little more
Join Date: Jul 2012
04-08-2014, 03:10 AM
I've had this mini 10 for about 5 or 6 years now. I bought it to take on some trips for work and I didn't want to carry that 15.4" screen laptop. I got it with Ubuntu on it and have since put several other Linux distributions on it. Most recently I installed Linux Mint 16 and it's still working great.
These are great little machines and well worth the price.
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Brisbane Australia
04-19-2014, 01:56 AM
I now have three of these machines with another one coming in the post.
My first purchase was a Mini 1010 and then came the Mini 1018 and more recently a Mini 1012. I have another 1018 coming in the mail. I don't like the pink colour of the one I have.
Of all the machines I like the 1012 the best. It is the best optioned with two mini pci express slots. I intend to install a Broadcom BCM 70015 card in it.
I don't know whether to update the screen to the higher resolution 1366x768 or not.
Dell Mini 1012 250GB hard drive 2GB RAM
Dell Mini 1018 1,000GB hard drive 2GB RAM
Dell XPS M1730 X9000 CPU NV M9800GTX 2GB video. 8 GB ram 256GB SSD & Seag hyb 750GB
Dell XPS M1730 X9000 CPU NV M9800 GTX 2GB video 4gb ram 256gb SSD & 200gb Hit hd
Dell XPS M1330 2.6ghz Seagate 750gb hd.
Dell XPS M1330 2.5ghz Western Dig 750GB hd.
Dell Studio XPS 1645 I7 840QM CPU 8GB Ram.
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