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Default What kind of computer did I just buy? - 11-02-2010, 10:42 PM


I just bought a refurbished Mini 10v from Dell. Or at least according to my invoice I did (it says Base,Notebook,Inspiron,1011 on my invoice)

But looking at the bottom of the machine, I can't find any indication of exactly which model I got.

Near the top of the info sticker it says: Inspiron mini 10

It has a reference number of: 09017
It has a model number of: pp19s

And that is about it.

Running windows, I can look at the "guts" and find out that it has a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family.

That last bit makes me wonder, since I thought the mini 10V used an Intel 950 (and since I am planning on hackintoshing it that last bit might be critical)

Any insight before I go to town on this thing would be greatly appreciated!

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Default 11-02-2010, 11:00 PM

You have a 10v. The chipset is Intel 945GSE. The graphics component of that chipset is "GMA950", but not an independent chip.

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Default 11-02-2010, 11:01 PM

<edit> and holmes4 beat me to it Thanks for the confirmation! <edit>

Ok after a while searching on the iternet, I *think* I have part of my answer:

according to this link:

Intel GMA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the 945 chipset incorporates the 950 graphics card. Or something along those lines. So it appears that I actually did purchase what I think I purchased. That said, I'd still love some assistance in making sure that this is the right computer (why they call it the Mini 10v 1010 and then not print any of that info on the machine itself is confusing).

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Default 11-03-2010, 02:37 AM

For some reason, Dell seems to thrive on confusion. Their website's a mess, their model numbers seem chosen specifically to be ambiguous, etc. But it does sound like you have a 10v/1011. Check the bottom for the model number (1011) to be sure.

The 10v/1011 is a decent, basic netbook. It's very popular among people who run OSX, but should run just about any OS well. If you have modest expectations, I think you'll be happy with it.

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Default Easy Foolproof way to know what you have - 11-09-2010, 01:32 PM

Find the Service Tag on the bottom of your machine (on mine, it's a thin yellow lable with alphanumeric and barcode on it - soemthing like DKQ6712A (not the actual number from any unit - just an example) - you can also find it as "Service Tag" in the BIOS and it will show up in the Dell Service Center application (should be on your Windows Desktop - if you used the stock install of Windows)


Go to Dell.Com and create an account. Once you have an account, you can enter the service tags of any (Dell) equipment and it will tell you EXACTLY what was shipped from the factory (or upgraded by a Dell Service Center).

I keep all my (and my friends and familys) information on my Dell account - when they call me with questions (can I upgrade this-or-that - or "It's broke...." - I can see what they have and decide whether to try and fix it, upgrade it or trash (ebay) it).
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Default 11-09-2010, 01:51 PM

The reason it says Mini 10 is because it is, there were 2 Mini 10's back then the Original Mini 10 which is the 1010 and then they also had another model which was the 10v the 'v' was supposed to mean 'value' but they were both Mini 10's, now a days, both are discontinued and they still have 2 Mini 10's but they are now they 1012 and the 1018, the 1018 being the cheaper less upgradeable version of the 1012, just like the 1011 was the less upgradeable version of the 1010, with the 1011 you couldnt get the TV Tuner or HD 1366x768 display..etc.....hope that helps a little

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