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Unhappy Buyers Remorse - 07-06-2009, 01:19 AM

i'm totally regretting buying a Mini 10 and not a 10V. Its terribly slow cant even run IE 8 without crashing. I've also got the BSOD more then a handful times. Is having The N280 with 2 gigs of ram better than having an HD Screen. also having the ability to have OS X on it?
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Default 07-06-2009, 02:48 AM

Not sure what the problem with your Mini 10. I'm running Win 7 on mine no problems. I do seem to have a WinMedia Player problem after installing iTunes, but I'm working on that.
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Default 07-06-2009, 03:14 AM

Sounds like you got a faulty unit as you should not be experiencing what you describe no matter the OS.

Also, N280 would in theory be "slightly" faster but not that much faster since it has a 667 MHz FSB. In terms of RAM 1 GB is plenty if you use Mac OS X, for Windows I really don't know if it makes any difference having an extra Gig of RAM.
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Default 07-06-2009, 03:22 AM

hmm. i wonder if that could be the case as my harddrive is making crazy weird sounds. But i have also decided i am goin to return this unit buy a dell Mini 10v. hopefully i will be able to watch iTunes videos smoothly and not just be browsing the web and randomly a internet explorer crash window pops up in the middle of pretty much doing nothing.
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Default Mini 10 - 07-06-2009, 04:48 AM

I ran windows7 on my mini10, it ran fine after installing the new driver for the gma 500. Vista ran fine. I had ie8 installed, ran fine. I don't know about itunes but hulu runs somewhat better on the 10v than the 10, but still a bit choppy.
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Default 07-06-2009, 12:02 PM

Yea definitely a faulty unit. I have both and they run at the same speed (video playback is exactly the same and the OS seems equally snappy on both). The 1010 dual boots into XP & Win 7 beautifully. Just stick to the Windows Boot Monitor and stay away from Acronis. I hope your next unit works out better! It's so frustrating when you get a lemon =(

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