I am about to order a 1012 from the outlet as well. I use it mostly for tech support work (remoting into other PC's, logging into network printers, that sort of thing.
I have a mini 9 & it is very very slow, even with XP & 2 gigs of ram. I have a spare SSD
that would fit in the mini1012 & I am hoping it will be a bit faster.
Really the problem is it gets into windows within 30 seconds (not a problem) but then it can take another minute or two before it loads the wireless/wired drivers.
The screen size annoys me as well. I also figured for the return policy, I can try it out.
How do you find the weight/size differences between the 9 vs the 10?