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Default Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 04:15 AM

My Birthday is coming up and I wanted to get something to surf the net on and stuff. The Dell mini is the perfect device for this. So my questions are:

How much space is left on the 4GB drive after the Ubuntu is installed?

Is it worth the extra $20 to get a outlet model with Win XP, 8GB SSD, 1GB ram and possibly a webcam?


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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 06:22 AM

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My Birthday is coming up and I wanted to get something to surf the net on and stuff. The Dell mini is the perfect device for this. So my questions are:

How much space is left on the 4GB drive after the Ubuntu is installed?

Is it worth the extra $20 to get a outlet model with Win XP, 8GB SSD, 1GB ram and possibly a webcam?
With a stripped down (games and crap removed) 8.10 install with all the necessary bells and whistles (OO.o 3.0, compiz and Gimo) installed, as well as a swap partition, I am showing I have 2.9 of 3.3 GB available on my SSD.

For $20 go for the XP version, don't agree to the license and sell off your XP license for $20. Install Ubuntu and be happy!


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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 06:51 AM

Just my personal opinion but I would fork out the extra 20 bucks for the extra goodies! 4 extra G, windows (if thats what you prefer), an extra 512 of ram, and a webcam would definitely be worth it to me. You certainly wouldn't be able to get all that extra for 20 bucks. The only reason I would say not to is if you don't care about Windows or the webcam, and you intend on upgrading the SSD and ram anyway.

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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 03:04 PM

I guess I should have stated that differently about the $20 thing, it would be a refurb from Dell. Is that a good deal in that case? I would defiantly stick with XP unless it was dog slow.


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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 03:48 PM

The $20 would be worth it to me. XP runs fine on the Mini.


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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 03:54 PM

I just saw that Sams Club has the dell mini with XP, 1GB ram, and 8GB SSD for $245.99 now to find somebody who has a member ship.


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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-22-2009, 03:56 PM

I would definitely go with the refurb but I am weird like that. To me its like a year old car, someone else has broken it in and found any problems and now you can just play and have fun! I would definitely pay the extra 20 though if you want XP!


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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-26-2009, 12:18 AM

I just picked up a 1gb RAM, 8GB SSD, 1.3 web cam for $299 at Best Buy's web site (Alpine White only), so $249 is a good deal.
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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-26-2009, 12:19 AM

[quote="Don Jr"]I just picked up a 1gb RAM, 8GB SSD, 1.3 web cam for $299 at Best Buy's web site (Alpine White only), so $249 is a good deal.[I forgot to mention XP as well]
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Default Re: Looking to buy a mini possibly - 02-26-2009, 01:06 AM

I heard the ones at Sams Club are taking a month to come in, So I'm thinking I'll go get one at my local Best Buy when I save up enough money. I was there yesterday and they had one on display so I got to play with one.


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