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Default 02-09-2011, 10:27 AM

i have the dell mini 1012. i surf the internet, use ms office. it runs perfectly well. i watch movies and the like. i play a few simple games, like angry birds, super meat boy and those windows games (solitaire, majong titans, purble place, e.t.c). i even run archiCAD, although it runs slowly. i replaced the windows starter with ultimate. couldn't stand it.
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Default 02-09-2011, 01:55 PM

I can live with win 7 starter I think, so I am pretty happy with it as is, I play mostly the same games you are though and really enjoy using this machine. I really love having a second computer so my son can use the main desktop and I won't be left out in the cold computerless.

Mini 1012 / 2 GB RAM / 250 GB HDD / 1366x768 HD screen / 1.3M Pixel Webcam / HB95.11N / Win 7 Starter / 6-cell 56WHr / Black & Ice Blue / Gear Head CF3000U Dual-Cool USB Laptop Cooling Fan / Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 in Blue
Dell Inspiron 17R 2nd Gen I-5 / 4 GB RAM / 300 GB HDD / 1600 x 900 LED Display with True Life / 1.0MP Integrated 1280x720 native HD Webcam / Win 7 / 6-cell 48WHr / Black / Gear Head CF3000U Dual-Cool USB Laptop Cooling Fan
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Default 02-13-2011, 02:09 PM

I am definitely putting an SSD in my machine. Intel SSD's are great at sipping power, but the Corsair Nova I bought is pretty decent too, and couldn't pass up the great deal I got on it. Anyhow, just for reference, My M11x went from 6.5 hours on battery to almost 8.5 hours just by swapping HDD with SSD. Be wary though, some SSD's are power drains like the Kingston V-series SNV425. Sandforce SSD's also are pretty decent (i.e. Corsair Force, OCZ Agility / Vertex, etc).

You can visit and compare ssd's as you'd like and includes power consumption values. Also Tom's Hardware had a nice roundup of the smaller drives.
Benchmark Results: Power Consumption : Roundup: The Best SSDs For Enthusiasts

I plan on using mine for basic web surfing, Flash video and games, office apps, skype and some older games like Warcraft 3.

Mini 1012 "Booger" : 10.1" 1366x768 | N450 | 2GB | 80GB Intel X25-M | Win 7 HP
M11x R1 "Firefly" : 11.6" 1366x768 | SU7300 | 4GB | 120GB Intel X25-M | Win 7 HP
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