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Default doubting, mini 9 or mini 10? [OSX] - 05-16-2009, 01:10 PM

Hello,

I'm torn between the mini9 and the mini10.

I'm going to use it especially on holliday for two things.
- backup for work if hell breaks loose at the office. (webdevelop stuff)
- store photo's.

Since I want to install OSX on it, the 10v is the only mini10 that would
work for me (right?).

Other things I really like.
- the high resolution on the 10
- the extra small form factor on the 9
- I need to have 3g/WWAN
- N wifi would be nice.

if I choose for the 9, I will upgrade it to 2GB RAM and buy a 64GB SSD.

Do you guys have any advice?

:-)
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Default 05-16-2009, 01:36 PM

It seems like the 10v's hardware is similar to the 9, so many people are hopeful that it'll run OSX as well. But I don't think anybody has actually received one to try it out.

Also, when I go to Dell.com, I don't see WWAN or high-res screen options yet on the 10v.


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Default 05-16-2009, 01:40 PM

Any advice is speculation since no one here has a 10v yet. If you want an informed opinion you'll need to wait about a month.


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Default 05-20-2009, 01:06 PM

yeah, and the 10v is not really an option because the resolution is the same.
I hope they;ll release a version with a higher resolution + WWAN real soon!

And otherwise a 9" will be a better size for in my backpack.
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Default 05-20-2009, 01:28 PM

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if I choose for the 9, I will upgrade it to 2GB RAM and buy a 64GB SSD.

Do you guys have any advice?

:-)

I am also new to look at the Dell mini. But in my initial research, I found out that the 9 does not allow a RAM upgrade. The memory is solded inside. The 10v (not the 10), will allow a RAM upgrade.
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Default 05-20-2009, 01:43 PM

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I am also new to look at the Dell mini. But in my initial research, I found out that the 9 does not allow a RAM upgrade. The memory is solded inside. The 10v (not the 10), will allow a RAM upgrade.
Actually the Dell Mini 9 DOES allow a RAM upgrade (I have 2) through the access door on the bottom(SSD, RAM and WiFi can all be changed)


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Default 05-20-2009, 04:46 PM

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Actually the Dell Mini 9 DOES allow a RAM upgrade (I have 2) through the access door on the bottom(SSD, RAM and WiFi can all be changed)
Yep yep ... both RAM and SSD can definitely be upgraded. Sweet spot so far from my research is 2GB RAM + 64GB RunCore SSD.

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