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Default Anything to specifically look out for when buying a used Mini 10v? - 11-05-2010, 07:34 PM

I think I'm going to get another 10v to load 10.6.4 specifically to take on trips to check emails and do some basic tasks.
We have ten Macs in the family including three 15-inch MacBook Pros and one 13-inch one, but nobody wants to take those on a trip for fear that they get stolen - they are just too expensive.

With the last Dell 10v I sorta lucked out - bought it on a whim just to play with and in retrospect it included a 320 GB hard drive and both WiFi and Bluetooth and has been running OS X very well - no complaints.

For the next 10v, are there any Hardware items I need to watch out for?
Do all Mini 10v's come with WiFi and Bluetooth or was that an option that some may not have?
One I'm looking at comes wioth a 16 GB SSD which I think is sort of useless - any issues replacing that with a regular hard drive other than having to take the whole Mini apart?
Some 10v's have the 600 pixel screen, others slightly less - I don't think that's an issue?
What about the Bios version? The first Mini I bought had A04 which worked just fine - the newer ones have A06, any issues there?
Thanks for any insight.

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Default 11-05-2010, 10:22 PM

I believe they all come with wifi (the difference was b/g or b/g/n), but bluetooth was an option, there should be no issues with the BIOS

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Default 11-07-2010, 12:40 AM

Initial 10v had 1024x568 screens, later ones 1024x600. I'd make sure I was getting th3 1024x600 sized screen. Bluetooth can be added pretty easily, HD even easier to change, moving from 1G to 2G of memory requires complete disassembly.

This means an ideal used machine would be 2G of memory and 1024x600 screen because the other stuff is an easy upgrade. HD is easy to swap. I have a 640 G HD in mine. Took longer to open the external USB case to get the drive out than to install into the 10v.

Mini1: Vostro A90, Black, 2G, 1.3 Webcam, Bluetooth, 64G SuperTalent, OS X 10.6.4
Mini2: Mini9, Black, 2G, 0.3 Webcam, Bluetooth, 32G RunCore, OS X/Win 7, internal PCI-e SHDC Reader
Mini3: Mini10v. Black, 2G, Webcam, 640G HD, OS X 10.5.8/Win 7/Ubuntu [Hibernate w/NBI 0.8.3 RC4]
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