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Default 02-07-2010, 04:48 PM

Originally Posted by Hironimo View Post
Yes, the bad points should be considered too.
Most of them are just opinnions though.

There are only few points that I do not like:
- the display does not cover the whole length (sits flush to the back), that does not look nice
- it could be a bit thinner, other designs like eee seashell look flatter (but I doubt the real difference is much)

Points like options not being available yet... well, true if you really want/need them and cannot wait until they are available.
Are you kidding me? The bad points are not just opinions:

Atom: N450 vs. Z530

- The 1012 currently has no support for overclocking. The N450 is stuck at 1.66Ghz while the Z530 can be overclocked up to 2.0+Ghz.

Furthermore, there is no danger to overclocking the Atom using SetFSB. I don't get why there is this stigma associated with overclocking. Overclocking is not just for geeks and your computer will not blow up.

- Even without overclocking, the N450 is not 10-20% faster than the N280/Z530. The N450 is slightly faster, but the differences is negligible in real life. See Anandtech's article on why the N450 is not that much faster: AnandTech: Why Pine Trail Isn't Much Faster Than the First Atom.

Winner: The Mini 1010/Z530

GMA: GMA3150 vs GMA 500

- The GMA3150 has no support for Mac OS X, which is a negative because its predecessor, the GMA 950, could run OS X.

The GMA500 couldn't run OS X from the beginning, so that's irrelevant.

- The GMA 500 can decode 2 streams of 1080p HD video. The GMA3150 cannot

- The GMA500 supports DirectX 10. The GMA3150 does not. This may also prove to be important later on because Direct2D can be used with DX10 but not 9.

- The GMA 500 offers hardware acceleration for videos encoded with H.264/AVC/VC-1/MPEG-2. The GMA 3150 only supports MPEG 2.

- The GMA 3150 is much better for gaming.

- HDMI out for the GMA500.

Winner: Unless you game more on your netbook than watch videos, the GMA500 is clearly the winner.
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Cool 02-07-2010, 05:00 PM

Originally Posted by Xiphias View Post
The GMA500 couldn't run OS X from the beginning, so that's irrelevant.
actually some have had success with getting OSX to run on the 1010 with the GMA500..there is a topic somewhere on this forum about it..if I find it again I will post the link here....

EDIT: Found is the link..(admitted installing it does take some work but it CAN be done)

How To install OSX on Mini10

Dell Mini 10 (Obsidian Black 1010), 2gb RAM, 1.66ghz 533mhz FSB (Z530) processor, A10 BIOS, 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) WD Scorpio Blue Hard Drive (5400rpm), Intel GMA 500 Integrated Graphics, TV Tuner, Bluetooth 2.1 module with EDR, 1.3mp Camera, 1366x768 HD Screen, Wireless 1510 b/g/n mini card, 6 cell (56WHr) Battery, 4gb SDHC, 64gb Flashdrive, Targus Netbook Chillpad, Targus Sport Case, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (500gb)/Windows 8.1 (500gb) (Dual Boot)

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