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Default Mini 10v battery vs 10 battery? - 02-18-2010, 06:34 AM

So I'm considering getting a Mini 10v as a portable dev/project box, and I was looking at Dell's web site. The Mini 10 (1010) comes with a 28 kWhr battery, and the 10v (1011) comes with a 24 kWhr battery. I remember my old Mini 9 had a 28 kWhr battery, and I was wondering if these batteries were interchangeable, i.e., could I use the higher capacity (but still having the slim formfactor) 28 kWhr battery from the 10 in the 10v?

My old Mini 9 would get around 2.5-3 hrs with a 28 kWhr batt (on W7 RC), while my girlfriend's current Mini 10v with 24 kWhr 3-cell battery gets ~2 hrs (currently on W7 Pro). If I get a Mini 10v, I'd like to have at least the same battery life that I had on my old 9.

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Default 02-18-2010, 07:49 PM

They are close - people have interchanged them with a slight modification to the latches. Details are elsewhere in this forum.

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Cool 02-18-2010, 11:43 PM

basically they are, but like Steve said there are some slight mods to be done...some shaving of the plastic is required for it to fit, but many have done it...there is much advice on the forums here..

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