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Location: New Hampshire
Re: Confused at the fuss? - 03-03-2009, 11:48 PM
See this thread for a lot of other opinions on this topic.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Confused at the fuss? - 03-04-2009, 03:27 PM
I am not a gaget freak, don't usually buy the latest and greatest of anything, and view computers as tools and not toys (meaning I don't usually tinker with them unnecessarily). So why did I buy a Mini?
I wanted a laptop to have upstairs so I could do some surfing and be with my small childeren. I wanted a small computer as I travel some and my work laptop was too heavy and bulky for lugging around, I wanted the ssd and liked the fact that dell didn't have a fan....no moving parts=rugged...for travel and young kids. Price. My mini was $330 from the outlet shipped, and only that expensive because I wanted the bluetooth option....in retrospect, I could have skipped the bt and gotten a model much cheaper (and since i don't have a lot of usb appliances, a small dongle for mouse would have been okay).
Lastly, the existence of this forum sealed my purchase for dell, as if I do have problems, there are about fifty people on this forum that go out of their way to help and know their stuff. I did replace my ram with 2gb in 10 seconds (and knew that I could without fear), and plan on a runcore if/when the prices drop. I have also gotten a lot of crapware off based on suggestions on this forum and my computer runs a little faster.
Other reasons: The dell has better battery life, has a track record for honoring warrenty, and this model can be upgraded.
The downsides: The apostrophe key location still kills me, although the rest of the keyboard has not bothered me as much as I thought (for touch typing). I can change the keys based on info on the forum, but haven't decided yet. I would have gotten the 10" mini if it was a 9 with a 10" screen...but really it is a 12 with a10" screen and the same price. The screen size was the only other thing to get used to...I still would like the 10" if all other things were equal.
I haven't traveled with it yet, but am looking forward to it, and I also take it with me more than I did my work laptop. It is not as intrusive to real life as a blackberry, but allows you to do most work and keep in touch more from more places....you won't find me at my desk as much these days, but if you send me an email, you know I am working.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Confused at the fuss? - 03-04-2009, 03:30 PM
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