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chrisfitz chrisfitz is offline
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Default Dell Mini 10v vs. HP 311 - 03-07-2010, 03:16 AM

I am going over my options for a Hackintosh. Beside the obvious of getting a MacBook, I narrowed my choices down to the Dell 10v and the HP 311.

Now I know each have their pluses and minuses, and considering that this is a Dell forum, I was hoping someone may have used both, switch from one to another.

I understand the issue with the HP with wifi, but the screen and battery are a big plus.

So anyone who can offer advice, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Default 03-07-2010, 03:46 AM

Dell offers a 6cell upgrade ($30 from Dell) that will give you up to 7hrs of play.

When I went through my picking of a netbook to Hackintosh, it was between the HP 311 and 10v. I went with 10v because of the EASE of getting EVERYTHING to work and upgraded using one single software util.

The wifi issues on the HP311 were a sticking point that an external adapter could have resolved but the main one was what I said above...single piece of software to hackintosh the 10v.

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Default 03-07-2010, 08:25 PM

I swapped one of my 10vs for a 311, and as long as you have an external DVD burner it's almost as easy as the Mini 9/10v. The WiFi problem can be solved by getting a Dell 1510 WiFi card and flashing the BIOS to a dewhitelisted one. Takes no time at all. My 311 runs OS X better than my 9 or other 10v ever did thanks to it's ability to overclock via the BIOS + the 9400m. Not to mention the 6 cell battery fits flush with the computer unlike the 10vs.

Black Dell Mini 10v - 120GB Western Digital HDD - 2GB G.Skill DDR2-667 - 6 Cell battery - 1.3 webcam - Dell 1510 - Mac OS X 10.6.4
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