Dell Mini 1012 Discussion forum on the new 2010 Dell Mini 1012, featuring an Intel Atom N450 CPU.
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Join Date: Jun 2009
02-07-2010, 04:48 PM
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.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
02-07-2010, 05:00 PM
EDIT: Found it....here is the link..(admitted installing it does take some work but it CAN be done)
How To install OSX on Mini10
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