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Default Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 01:15 AM

Is there a site which sells touch screen kit for the mini 9?
Does the EEE 9xx touch screen kit work with it?
what is the best type of ram it can handle?
How fast is the stock SSD?
Can i get an N card for it?
Does the keyboard not have f9-12?
How big are the keys?

Thanks :P I'm still debating about getting a mini

Figured it would be easier to ask other mini users here then search :P


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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 01:24 AM

Use the search :mrgreen:


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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 01:29 AM

Eh, on second thought...

Is there a site which sells touch screen kit for the mini 9? The Internet has sites for everything!
Does the EEE 9xx touch screen kit work with it? I don't know, does this look like a EEE site?
what is the best type of ram it can handle? The most expensive, of course.
How fast is the stock SSD? It's fast.
Can i get an N card for it? Is that like a V Chip?
Does the keyboard not have f9-12? No, it does not have a f9-12 key.
How big are the keys? Big enough for me to type on!

You're welcome :mrgreen:

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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 01:38 AM

Sorry for thinking there might be some nice people here instead of ********s. Maybe someone who knew the answers and could just tell me?


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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 01:59 AM

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Sorry for thinking there might be some nice people here instead of ********s. Maybe someone who knew the answers and could just tell me?
There "are" some very nice people here, however if you look at your list of questions and the very direct, rather cool presentation and then look at WolfKeeper's rather cool and direct response, to me they look and feel the same, tone wise.

I could be wrong.
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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 02:12 AM

I can answer a couple...
fastest RAM I think is 533 MHz
stock SSD is ok, but not as fast as a runcore SSD. also, the larger the capacity the faster the drive.

The rest, not sure about.
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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 02:27 AM

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I can answer a couple...
fastest RAM I think is 533 MHz
stock SSD is ok, but not as fast as a runcore SSD. also, the larger the capacity the faster the drive.

The rest, not sure about.
I thought i saw a guide with someone recommending 667 MHz ram :S


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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 03:36 AM

I could be wrong, however, there is a thread/s dealing with this. Seems to me the bottom line is you can have more however the mini will only use 533. The premise is if you opt for more, with little or no cost difference, you may be able to move it to some other machine later that would or could take advantage of the increase.
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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 06:11 PM

There are no hardware f1-f12 function keys, They are only available via shifted keys. F11 and F12 are not printed on the keyboard but they were added in a bios updated, I forget the key combos for them.
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Default Re: Few questions before buying. - 02-27-2009, 06:54 PM

1 and 2: Don't know much about the touch screen conversion, but there's a tutorial here: http://dellmini.restmass.net/ . It looks like they used an eee pc kit for the conversion.
3: As others mentioned, I believe it's limited to 533. There are a number of ram discussions on the forum. Here's one: 2gb-ram-upgrade-question-t1856.html-st=0&sk=t&sd=a
4: I don't have numbers on the stock SSD, but I've seen them around. I believe it varies by the size of the drive. I have the 16gb, and I don't consider the SSD to be a huge bottleneck. I'm not totally sure what you're looking for here.
5: Yes. There are a number of discussions about this on the forum, including this one: wireless-%CA%B9n%CA%B9-card-available-for-dell-mini-9--p5932.html
6: Yes, F1-F12 are on the keyboard, though you push Fn to access them. As someone else mentioned, F11 and F12 became available after a bios update. They're not shown on the keyboard, but are accessed by hitting Fn + Z/X.
7. The keys are large enough, although the keyboard layout is one of the most common complaints about the mini 9. I tell people it just takes a couple of days to get used to. That said, I found it necessary to swap the apostrophe and semi-colon keys and then remap the keyboard. There's a tutorial for this in the Guides section of the website.

Just fyi, the search function on this site is surprisingly awesome. There's only one question I've had that I had a hard time finding an answer for (it was about remapping keys in OS X, and my original search terms were a little inexact). Hope this helps.
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