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Default How many still here with Mini 9 - 01-09-2012, 12:15 AM

Just curious how many are still around with their Mini 9 alive and kick'n
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Default 01-09-2012, 12:48 AM

Still have mine, but I don't take it out much.


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Default 01-09-2012, 04:46 AM

I still use mine for travel & surfing outside in the sunshine, but I just invested in a Nook Color that I'll dual boot with Android 2.3 or 3.0. Am excited about it.
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Default 01-09-2012, 05:30 AM

New life on the Mini 9 running Chromium OS Lime by Hexxeh. I'm gonna change the 6-cell to a 3-cell battery and have it with me everywhere for my quick use and also as a quick loaner for friends and family. No virus worries. Posting this reply on it. I've closed the lid and opened it a few times today. About 3 seconds wakeup each time with wifi active.

I have another Mini 9 as an internet workstation downloader (which I control from the internet using Logmein)


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Default 01-09-2012, 06:20 AM

Just got mine 3 weeks ago on Ebay for $120. Someone's grandmother passed away and they found it in her garage. You can't tell it from new. I'm loving it...put OSX 10.6.7 on it and use it for surfing, bills, email, face book at the kitchen table. I'm planning on a year or two with it. I have $200 invested and that includes a new Runcore 32. I also got a camera and cable for $7.00 which I plan on installing.

I already have an Imac at work and a Mac Mini at home. I bought a retail Snow Leopard last summer. So I was already set there.

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Default 01-09-2012, 01:58 PM

Still use mine as much as ever... must be the only one :]

A tablet couldn't run full Microsoft Office 2007. And a larger form factor than the Mini 9's would be inconvenient for me, also most larger laptops have a fan / aren't silent. Skype and Chrome still work a treat... I also listen to / watch audio and video on the go.

It's ideal for me and I don't even know when I would want to replace it.


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Default 01-09-2012, 04:11 PM

Count me in too. It is on every day in our family room, currently with out a battery (had to MRA after 60 days ).


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Default 01-09-2012, 06:29 PM

I had an Android tablet for several month but sold it.

I am back to the Mini 9 when travelling. Does everything for me from giving Powerpoint presentations via VGA to Video Skype. Running Win 7 allows me to use all software written for this platform. Tried the latest Chrome running of a USB stick and I was impressed.

I like the fast boot time with the SSD, no fan noise and very portable. Never had a problem.
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Default 01-10-2012, 10:22 PM

Still have one with ChromiumOS installed (migrated from Ubuntu few months ago). Must say I use Mini9 more often than a MacbookPro even though I payed 17 times more for the later one around 2.5 years ago (~100 vs ~1700). Great little machine!
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Default 01-17-2012, 12:51 AM

I still have my A90 and use it when I travel. Still works great - actually better than ever now that I have adjusted some things (turned off Aero in Win 7, switched anti-virus, use Chrome instead of Firefox most of the time). The extended battery I had went bad though, just ordered a new one. I recently got a Kindle Fire that I love that will also serve me well while on the go, although I still anticipate needing to take the netbook on some trips, where I might need remote access on some office things (tried it out on the Fire and it's really hard to get any real work done on it, plus I cannot access our payroll site on it) and/or where I might have to rely on wired access.


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