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Default 10-07-2009, 08:36 PM

I thought the 10v's were all of the same design.. but maybe you have a different one, because I think it looks pretty damn good.

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Default 10-07-2009, 08:58 PM

I'm getting an 11z once I get my refund back for my previous unit, and having seen it in person - and it's not much different from the Minis - it looks nice and minimalistic. If you look at the Acer, Asus, MSI, and HP netbooks (the Lenovo S-series in actually fairly handsome IMO) the Dell shines of conservative design. I mean, my MSI Wind is awesome, runs Mac and whatever else I need it to, but the design is pretty basic. Good enough for me, but I think Dell outdid themselves with the Mini.

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Default 10-08-2009, 12:17 AM

The only design flaw I've found with the 10v so far is the trackpad. Not the placement, just the quality. The screen could be larger but the keyboard is excellent (the best netbook for touch-typing IMO) and the rest of it is very neat and tidy.

Carbon fibre's like denim - too much and it looks wanky.
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Default 10-08-2009, 12:26 AM

Originally Posted by inigopete View Post
Carbon fibre's like denim...
Hmmm... Now that's given me an idea!

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Default 12-03-2009, 03:00 PM

Anything come of this? Pics? Guides? Etc...

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Default 12-03-2009, 03:13 PM

You could also try thermal forming a new case, although you'd need a decent machine to form something thick enough to use as a case.

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Default 12-03-2009, 04:20 PM

FYI, there's a related thread going similar to this, but bottom line is see for carbon fiber, wood, leather skins for your Mini

see here:


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