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Re: Keyboards - 9 versus 10 - 04-29-2009, 05:12 AM
Forgot the keyboard question, but what I have right now:
http://forums.msiwind.net/general-discu ... 10207.html
950 is faster.
More importantly, IMHO, 950 [or ... doesn't the Mini 9 actually run a 945?] is compatible with Ubuntu, while the 500 has a bunch of compatibility problems. Go with the Mini 9, it has a bigger battery and is just ... very much better. :P
If you want a good hard-drive based laptop, I'd actually look outside Dell. The Samsung NC-10 is supposedly very good [as is the Asus EEE 1000].
That said ... Google again:
That guy seems to love his Mini 10. "Great keyboard", etc., etc. I will say that the Mini9's keyboard is bad - not unusable, but very irritating [I press enter instead of ' a lot ... type at 80 WPM and I'd guess 50 with the Mini 9's keyboard, down to 20 if I forget where the ' key is]. I want to get the upgrade, but I don't want to pay $15 [what, my total cost right now is $170+$15+$30+$40[<only semi-related]=$255? Still almost $100 cheaper than my AspireOne I guess ... but ... uhh ... I'm cheap. yeah.]
-2 GB RAM
-4 GB SSD [2 GB SD Card: getting 16 GB SDHC]
Sold for $180 so I could buy Mini 10, XP/Ubuntu, 160GB HD, 1GB RAM, 1366x768 screen, 6-cell for $260.
[Extra screen space IS AMAZING, as is having a working keyboard]
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