I ve been reading different posts on the forum for a few months (and that community is really helpfull) but today I post my views and questions on the mini 10v.
I got my 10v in november 2009,
I use it for work (teaching) , to bring with me on holydays or even to watch movies in my bed.
It was delivered with XP SP3,fine..
I tried different ubuntu versions, I think they are really good but I ended getting a licence for seven pro 32bits and this is really the best thing I ve tried on that netbook. It s smooth, good looking and quite nice to use (I installed 2 Go before tho, cause I tried a similar netbook with 1Go and it s not as smooth with 7)
what i like :
-I like that netbook ! And I like it even better since I installed seven.
-I like the touchpad and the keyboard.
-I like the size (except for the 6c battery) and the weight , and the charger. And I like the time you can use it on battery.
-I like the F keys to be bypassed cause I use them less than the keys like battery,volume, brightness...
what I don't like :
-at 1st, I thought the 6 cell battery is awfull, but I have to say it s quite good, not only for the extra time you can use your computer but to have a little slope when you type is nice for your hands (like on most desktop keyborads) , to carry the netB (yes, it gives some grip!) and to cool it a bit with the airflow underneath.so in fact, now I quite like it.
-I dont like the F2 key because you have to click on it and then use your mouse to activate/desactivate wifi as well (when samsung and asus turn it on/off alternatively : no second action with mouse)
-I think some other brand have a better finish (samsung N140 is great !!) but for the price , it s ok.and yes it s not resting properly on the table for me as well
-I hate the bright screen
-it can get quite hot sometime but that s the price to pay if you want silence, so it s fine.
-mine is black and thus, never clean, I d like a white one.
-I think i dont like space bar to be a little bit higher than the rest of the keyboard. Before changing the ram, it was quite uneven as well on the keyboard, O and P keys were a bit higher, giving a nice (not) wave shape. I suppose i did better placing back the keyboard than the person in the factory (I don t blame him cause he probably does that all day long
finally, time for questions :
I got a desktop comp and the mini is not something on which I need a lot of space, so I really want to change the hard drive and install a SSD
. Hopefully , before the end of 2010, the prices will be better. I think I could live with a 32 Go SSD
or 40 Go max is fine.
I ve searched a bit and an intel 40 Go can be found just above 100â‚¬ here in France which is still a bit too much for a 250â‚¬ netbook but it should drop a bit maybe. I am a bit lost on size tho (2,5" for sure) but the thickness? I saw there are 7mm or 9,5mm sometimes and what is the link to use (SATA or mini pciexpress?)
cheers for replying and reading