I'm new to the forum and I just got my Mini 10v the other day, and I ordered it with 2GB memory pre-installed by Dell.
Just by browsing to the Dell Small & Medium Business store, I searched for Inspiron notebooks on the left panel, and found the Mini 10v. I selected "Customize with Ubuntu" and noticed that 2GB of memory was indeed an option.
However, before I ordered the Mini 10v, I began to read stories on this forum about unsuccessful orders with this configuration. So, I called Dell Small & Medium Business customer service to get some clarification. The Dell rep was pretty unfriendly and even seemed to try to talk me out of buying the 10v. "What is it for?" he asked.
"What do you mean?" I replied.
"What is this system going to be used for?" he demanded.
"Uh, whatever I want. Just typical notebook computer stuff. Nothing too intensive."
"Well I don't consider this to be a computer. It's a DEVICE. It's not capable of doing what a real notebook can do. Just so you know that. I don't want sell something that's going to get returned a week later."
What a jerk, huh? After I installed Snow Leopard this DEVICE seems to purr very nicely.
Anyhow, I figured that with tax and shipping, my ordering the 2GB memory pre-installed would cost about the same if I had ordered and installed a RAM upgrade from Newegg. The deconstruction/installation/reconstruction tutorials that users like Anguish have prepared seem to be very helpful but I just decided to get my ideal 10v out-of-the-box.
So, to anyone exploring the forum who is interested in the 10v but is reluctant about installing the RAM upgrade or is in a hurry get the machine, or whatever reason, be aware that you can order the 10v with 2GB memory pre-installed from Dell.
This forum is great and I appreciate all the development and support from the Dell Mini community.