Originally Posted by KieranD79
Well I was thinking the same thing. I presume that the 1018 is going to kind of be the same as the 10v was to the 10. Where the 10v was design to be the value model.
Am I right in the line of thinking?
not quite, the 1018 is just a different color and a slightly faster processor and the change of DDR2 to DDR3 type memory..not all options are available yet for the 1018 (TV Tuner,HD screen..etc)
the 10v and 10 were a lot different in where you could upgrade the memory on the 10v and NOT on the 1010, also the processors and graphics card were totally different between the z520/z530 processors and the GMA500 graphics (which is NOT compatable with OSX) on the 10 and the n270/n280 processors and the GMA945 graphics (which is compatable with OSX) on the 10v..also with the 10v and the 10 the 10v had VGA out where as the 10 had HDMI out...also the 10v did not have an HD screen or TV Tuner option where as with the 10 you could get the TV Tuner and HD (1366x768) screen
In the case of the 1012 and 1018 both have the same GMA3150 graphics and both have VGA out only..no HDMI option and both have upgradable memory..the difference in the processors n450/n455 for the 1012/1018 is practically the same as the z520/z530 for the 10 (1.33ghz vs 1.6ghz) and the n270/n280 for the 10v which is very small just about .006 ghz (1.6ghz vs 1.66ghz)
Personally if I was buying a new one now, I would wait for the 1018 to have all options available....I wanted the HD screen,TV tuner,Bluetooth..etc..and a unit thats ALL one color....I hate the white bottom and diffrent color top on the 1012, the only way you are ok is if you order white then the whole unit is white..but if you order black, you get a black top and white bottom which looks like hell..the 1018 is ALL black which looks great
PS. I also hear that on the 1018 they changed the touchpad to actually have REAL buttons as opposed to just click areas which has been the case on EVERY Dell Mini ever made so thats a major change also