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davidh davidh is offline
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Default Just bought a mini 10 - 09-24-2009, 09:14 AM

Hi all

I am a newbie here with my brand new Mini 10. I picked it up from PC World!!!! yesterday as a replacement for my laptop that died at the weekend. As far as functionality goes it does pretty much all I want it to do that I used its predesessor for.

In the store I noticed that they had the Mini 10 and the 10v both priced at £249 but the 10 was on a clearance sale (as I guess the 10v is the replacement) I chose the 10 over the 10v purely on the HDMI output and also the screen. It was also in stock in the red which is what I was after.

It turns out that the display model was the last one in the store so I managed to get it for £235 in the end.

Now the question is overall which is the better spec machine the 10 or the 10v? I guess each one has its merits but have I made the right choice with the 10 over the 10v?


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Default 09-24-2009, 01:50 PM

You are going to have some tell you; you made a mistake and others tell you you made the right decision. I chose the 1010 myself for a couple of reasons. More than anything its the screen resolution. The normal screen is 1024X576 or 1024X600; but the 1010 also displays resolution 1024X768 which I need for many of the programs I run.
The 1010 has GMA 500 graphics which limit you if you plan on installing Linux. Only a couple of Linux distros work with GMA500. I duel boot my system with XP and Ubuntu 9.04. It works great with both.
Win 7 runs fine on both the 1010 and the 1011. The 1011 can be upgraded to 2 megs of ram but both only come with 1 meg. You can buy a 1010 with 2megs; but as of yet the upgrade to 2 is not available.
The 1010 also comes with a sightly better battery than the 1011. And it has alot more options than can be added than the 1011.
The 1011 can be loaded with OS/X if you like Apple's OS; and while it might be possible to install it on the 1010 its difficult. \
Both are good systems and I am sure you would have been happy with either. Have a good time with your 1010, Either one would have been a good decision. fdalbor

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Default 09-28-2009, 06:47 AM

It depends what you want.
The 10v is faster, normally, has a better graphics card [shocking] and more standardized hardware.
However, the 1010 can have a HD screen, and ... umm ... yeah, I think that's really the only positive.
I am LOVING my 1010, though, I have to say. It's super-awesome.
In the end, though, they aren't too terribly different. I don't think you'll notice much of a difference unless you try installing Linux.

Received lowest quality mini 9 with 512 megs RAM, 4 GB SSD. Additions:
-4 GB SSD [2 GB SD Card: getting 16 GB SDHC]
Sold for $180 so I could buy Mini 10, XP/Ubuntu, 160GB HD, 1GB RAM, 1366x768 screen, 6-cell for $260.
[Extra screen space IS AMAZING, as is having a working keyboard]
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Default 09-28-2009, 11:43 AM

Well its now running Windows 7 Pro and the latest 500 driver and runs very very very well
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