Originally Posted by medicThree
Originally Posted by onefish2
Its like deciding to buy a compact car versus a full size car. Its personal preference and budget. Having said that, I am happy with the Mini 9. I have zero interest in the 12.
Well... sorta.... It's like buying a compact hybrid--good quality, but not high performance, versus buying a full size 1970 LTD that only runs on 3 cylinders. Sure it's bigger, but that does not make it better.
The 12 is crippled from the start with the lack of ability to upgrade the ram. Further, it doesn't have an LED screen so battery draw is goign to be much higher.
I had an XPS M1210 and i sold it for the mini 9. I love both of them but if my m1210 had close to the same specs as the mini i wouldn't have bought it. I feel that you don't need to have something really powerful to take care of all of the programs that are out there. I'm a student that uses a mini 9 probably about 6hrs a day at least. including some work with adobe photoshop CS3. I haven't run into hardly problems. but it all depends on what you want. The only thing that you will be gaining with a mini12 is some storage and some screen real estate at the cost of lots of bulk