Originally Posted by mini twelve
Hulu runs fine on mine, you might need to let the video buffer, this if defiantly not a netbook killer, if you want something that will blow away a netbook you might want to check into a XPS 13 or Studio 14z otherwise this is not to bad for a $400 notebook that is very light and portable... I like the low price because I can upgrade quicker (6 months) than if I spent $1200 on a XPS or Studio
Dont count out the xps M1210. I nabbed a unit for 540 shipped from the outlet. I had an outlet Vostro 1320 and loved it... but I wanted a bit better graphics and sold it for a profit.
Sure, the m1210 is a 2 year old design, but it's very portable, has decent graphics, a dual layer DVD-r writer and *AND* mine comes with a robust Core 2 Duo compared to the 1.6 Atom. I have a 9 cell and battery life is decent... not like my mini 9 did, but decent just the same. Yes, the weight is worth it. As it's just a C2D 1.83 it doesnt get very hot, especially since I used a single RAM module in the DIMM slot under the KB and left the slot on the bottom empty.
When Dell makes a netbook (10") with real graphics capability that can play all Youtube vids without choking, a dual core ULV processor and comes with a touchpad that is normal, I may buy again.
I sold my mini9 as it just couldnt do everything
I wanted. Not to say I wanted an alienware equilvalent, but after buying everything possible to make it as fast as possible, using bloatless XP SP3, HyperX, US-INTL keyboard and Runcore, it just couldn't return a satisfaction I could live with for the money invested.
I imagine in 6-9 months a real netbook from Dell will hit the wild and I'll probably buy another then. I dont need a great portable, just a very capable one. Hell, even my XPS M140 did much better then any of my Mini's I tried. 910 (x2), 1010, 1011.
So, OP, I will not be buying an 11. I guess I'll wait for *guess* the 1012zc2d to come out.