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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adirondack Mountains
06-19-2009, 10:08 PM
I posted a lengthy write-up quite a while ago which I haven't updated lately. I probably should update it again.
But in summary, probably tied for first would be the 1GB RAM limit and the Poulsbo's lousy I/O controller. SSDs will never shine on the Mini 10 like they do on the Mini 10v.
On the Mini 10 my OCZ Vertex Atto benchmarks peak out at 59 MB/s reads and 51 MB/s writes. On the Mini 10v I get 129 MB/s reads and 120 MB/s writes. That's a big difference. Although that doesn't tell the full story with SSDs. The small 4K random read/writes can be more important and with that the two machines do not differ as much.
In Windows 7, HD movies just won't play with aero enabled on the Mini 10. On the 10v they work fine. New video drivers in the future may or may not help that.
I do like the Magnesium alloy case of the Mini 10 better as well as the ability to get a higher resolution screen. But that, in my mind, is very minor when simple things either don't run well or are plain doggy on the Mini 10.
When the next version of the Mini 10 comes out in August or September with everything Dell originally promised, I'll no doubt try one of those too.
XPS 420|XPS 420|M1330: Windows 7 x64, Windows 8-8102
M1330: Quad boot: Windows 7 x64, XP Pro x64, Ubuntu, Media Direct
Mini 9: Black, 2GB, 1.3MP Cam, BT, Runcore 32, Windows 7
Mini 10: Black, Z530, Intel 5100 WiFi, OCZ Vertex SSD, XP Pro & Windows 7 (sold)
Mini10v: 2GB, OCZ Vertex, Intel 5100, Windows 7
Join Date: Jun 2009
06-20-2009, 05:34 PM
There is hardware acceleration for HD content on mini 10's intel 500 igp. Softwares such as media player classic home cinema can take advantage of it to show 720p videos. Compared that to the 10v's intel 945 (without hardware acceleration). Though 720p isnt my main aim as I have a powerful PC aswell as a blueray player. 10 has an HDMI output, its perfect to use as a slideshow connected to my HDTV of all my 11month old baby zahra photos and videos.
Thats the reason I am buying the 10, over 10v for this 10days of deals I have configured it for $415 including bluetooth, $123 discount, loving the deal.
Join Date: Feb 2009
06-20-2009, 06:44 PM
you cannot install os x on mini 10, only 10v
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
06-23-2009, 08:53 PM
I purchased a mini 10 some time ago and have had no trouble with it at all. Of course I am happy with XP and now Ubuntu 9.04 (with the new drivers for the GMA 500). I have no use for Win 7 or Apple's OS and have no plans to use either of them. I boot into XP or Ubuntu (on a 16gig flash drive). I watch Netflix movies all the time with no problems. I travel alot and the little machine has saved me having to carry around my powerfull but heavy as hell Compaq R4000.
Now the man from the mountains sounds like a very knowledgeable computer guy. And maybe for his uses the machine just does not fit. But for me; its just fine. I have no regrets in purchasing it and it is the first Dell I have ever purchased in my life. Compaq man at heart. Who knows I might just buy another Dell somwhere down the road. Take care; fdalbor
Join Date: Feb 2009
06-23-2009, 08:59 PM
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