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Default Might Buy Mini 10v. - 12-05-2009, 11:55 PM

Hello everyone, I've done some research on net books and decided to go with the Dell Mini 10v. I am aware that I need to disassemble the net book to install 2GB's of ram (I'm fine with that.)

I've actually been wondering how well does the Mini 10v perform? I understand that all net books generally have the same specifications. Will the net book suffice for general use such as watching Standard Definition movie's, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Flash games, Emulators, and other things?

Maybe some minor multitasking?

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Cool 12-06-2009, 12:53 AM

Welcome to the forum....good luck with your choice...I personally prefer the Mini 10, outside of the memory I think it has more options, but if you want to run OSX then the 10v is the one. you mentioned playing standard def movies, its good you only want standard video cause the 10v wont play hd the 10 does...there are a bunch of threads on the forum that compare the 2.. I guess its to each his/her own...

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Default 12-06-2009, 01:56 AM

Anything that is not GPU intensive will work fine. For instance, video chatting on skype, word processing, watching SD videos (HD vids lag alot) and instant messaging etc etc. Also, I personally tried some emulators and they don't work very well, really laggy, it might be different with windows.

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Default 12-06-2009, 02:18 AM

I'm going to be running Ubuntu 9.10 on the Dell Mini 10v. Emulators seem to run really smooth on net books (Just saw some videos just a couple minutes ago.)

Just a quick question. Would upgrading to 2GB's of ram be necessary? Or is the performance with 1GB of ram pretty quick already?
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Default 12-09-2009, 02:16 PM

Honestly, the upgrade to 2gb of ram seems like something to "just do" might notice a little improvement but seeing that its just a netbook, you'd be fine with 1gb.

either allows for 2gb.....if ya want it, go for it for just won't notice a real boost in performance.

just my opinion.


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Default 12-09-2009, 09:30 PM

Alright thanks. For some reason I HAVE to upgrade it to 2GB's of ram.

I'm going to be running Ubuntu 9.10 as I stated before. 1GB of ram usage doesn't even go halfway in Ubuntu.
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