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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
09-22-2009, 01:44 PM
*EDIT* : I just double-checked my claim and confirmed that you can customize Mini 10v and Mini 10 Ubuntu builds to have 2Gb RAM. The XP ones are limited to 1Gb because of Microsoft's stupid restrictions. So blame this on MS, not Dell
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Join Date: Jul 2009
09-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Like I said, I'd wager that it was a manufacturing cost issue; probably cheaper to make the daughterboard with the cpu/ram combo than to have made them separate. The $30 upgrade to the HD display was a steal in my book, and Dell probably lost money on that one; if it was only a few bucks more to offer that option, more manufacturers would have been offering the option. To my knowledge, there are still no other netbooks with HD displays out there. Dell was a bit behind offering a 10" netbook, and rushed the Mini 10 out the door, selling it with promises. Had to wait for the HD display, had to wait for the 6 cell battery, had to wait for the TV tuner, ect.
I've got a Mini 10 with the HD display and 6 cell battery, running Win 7. It runs fine, but I do wish I had more ram. I probably should have waited until it was offered, or for the 11z. But I just couldn't live with the small keyboard of my Mini 9 I had at the time. Knowing me and my toys, I'll probably sell my Mini and get an 11z pretty soon.
Join Date: Sep 2009
09-24-2009, 07:35 AM
There is no problem for me except: waiting for GMA 500 "stable and functional" driver from Intel and DirectX adjustments from MS...
Inspiron 1300n|1GB RAM|60GB HDD|DVD+RW|GMA 900|1280x800
Both run with Windows XP Home SP3 + Windows 7 Ultimate RC dual-OS.
Join Date: Sep 2009
09-30-2009, 06:42 PM
bmcclure937, what's up
have been intrigued over the last few months on getting a Mini 9 or 10 and giving this a go
a few questions I think you could quickly answer, appreciate it greatly
- Mini 10v or Mini9, it seems everyone I talk with says the Mini9 keyboard is cramped and if they did this all over again, go with the Mini 10v
- It seems the RunCore is the SSD to get, 16 GB seems cramped, 32 GB I think is better, where is the best place to get the 32 GB Runcore
- Does the Mini 10v, have the soldered 1 GB of Ram, I think that was the case in an older model, that is not good, a deal breaker actually
- It is possible to get a Leopard OS X image at around 4-5 GB, but Snow Leopard is about 7.56 GB if done with Super Duper, I have to test CCC, SL will not fit on an 8GB USB stick, my intuition, but have not tested yet
- People are using the NBI with the DVD install method.
Hook up the Runcore SSD to your Mac, use Super Duper to push an 10.6.1 image to the Runcore, install the Runcore in the Mini 10v and I think use NBI to get it to boot initially, copy some files, then boot off the SSD drive.
Why are people installing the whole of OS X onto a USB stick, is this necessary, and if it is, you don't have to use the DVD method, Super Duper will push the image in a fraction of the time as a DVD install
(by all means please correct me, fill in what I may be missing here).
The main question is can one do a straight install of Mac OS 10.6.1 or do you have to do 10.5x then do an upgrade.
Final question, do you like your Mini 10v, how is the OS 10.5/10.6 experience, it seems like it could be very good, but it also seems like it could be a drag
thanks in advance
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I have confirmed it is possible to create a 4.53 GB minimal install, bootable image of SL in CCC 3, and push it with either CCC 3 or even Super Duper (SD)
Join Date: Oct 2009
10-21-2009, 03:31 PM
I was really disappointed after getting mine and finding out the RAM wasn't upgradable, especially after talking with Dell before purchase. I got mine through Outlet though and with a coupon only paid about $225 so it's not too terrible.
I can't wait for them to come out with the 2GB daughter board, but I'm highly skeptical at the cost effectiveness of "upgrading" existing 10's as the board will have to have the CPU on it as well, I think it'll be one expensive upgrade. Probably better off buying another one when it's available.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
10-26-2009, 05:37 PM
Just to answer a few of your questions, and to add a few comments of my own.
The Mini 9 is now becoming increasingly harder to get hold of, and most folks seem to be going for the Mini 10v where the RAM is replaceable, although it is not the easiest of jobs... plenty of discussion can be found on here if you search for it though!
Although RunCore drives do appear vey popular on here (possibly due to their advertising etc.) they were not a brand I had heard of here in the U.K. before, and I have personally gone for an OCX Vertex 64GB SSD. Not one of the cheapest around I know, but great performance, and they have an excellent support forum, with firmware updates etc.
For answers to your Mac and OS X questions, you again better off checking out the appropriate guides and areas of this site, where there is lots of helpful (and relevant) information to be found.
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