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Default Mini 10 powerful enough to run engine diagnostic soft? - 08-08-2009, 12:00 PM

I'm curious if this mini laptop would run this kind of software? I'm not going to use it commercially, just occasional personal use. The software is for (Twin Scan II) and it diagnoses motorcycle engine management systems. I've attached the PDF instructions, and starting with page two are the system requirements. Here is a small quote from the beginning of page 2.
We recommend a laptop PC with Pentium processor and super VGA display (SVGA with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution) running Windows 98/ME/XP/Vista. Data chart display is graphics intensive and a high speed Pentium processor is recommended. Processors slower than 300 MHz will exhibit sluggish program loading and response. The PC must have a CDROM drive for program loading.
I have an external CD drive. I haven't ordered this laptop yet, I'll be ordering it from Dell sometime this Monday. I appreciate any input as to how the Atom Z530 compares to the Pentium class of processors, and desktop application usage.
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    (PS) I know this is my first post, I hope I haven't broken any rules. The above mentioned software is freely distributable, so I don't think the company would mind me posting the instructions for its usage.
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Default 08-08-2009, 12:59 PM

If that quote is accurate, any Atom will be more than adequate.

But since the recommended resolution is 1024x768. The optional HD screen (1366x768) might be a worthwhile upgrade from the base screen (1024x576).

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Default 08-08-2009, 01:38 PM

Thanks reflex, I was hoping I didn't need a Large laptop for this task.
I want to be able to place my Mini 10 inside some foam packaging and place that in the saddlebag on my motorcycle, then take a 1/2 hour ride to log any performance issues I may have.
Ordering from Dell presently includes the (1366x768) screen resolution for the Mini 10 ($399 version).

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Default 08-12-2009, 06:04 AM

I log info using Vag-Com for my Audi. My Mini's been more than adequate for that.

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