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Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: HP mini vs. Dell mini - 03-26-2009, 08:07 PM
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/12/1 ... patib.html
list of netbooks and their compatibility with os x.
as you can see, mini 9 has all things working right off the bat
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: HP mini vs. Dell mini - 03-27-2009, 12:35 PM
i have the 10.2 inch screen, 60GB HDD version of the HP Mini, as well as a plethora of Dell Mini 9's
i bought the Dell's for my family members, and one for myself to Hackintosh.
HP pros and cons over the Dell
larger screen, same resolution (for 10.2 anyway)
shield over entire screen and bezel, makes cleaning easy!
HDD version, more responsive under XP
larger keyboard, typing is very easy on this compared to dell, which i'm always making mistakes on
HP extended battery - it WORKS
it is thinner, and wider, but the depth is almost the same as the dell mini - basically a wash on volume.
no builtin VGA connector
unified microphone/headphone jack (only a problem if you use a mic)
webcam needs to be modified for many users
shorter stock battery life (HP has 3 cell, Dell 4 cell)
only 2 USB ports available instead of 3 (not that i use more than 2 myself)
build quality is variable - some people have problems with keyboard keys contacting screen, and speaker bezel fit poor. mine is fine though
that's the major non-software stuff.
the HP is a little more expensive, but you don't have to upgrade the drive right out of the chute for the HDD version.
oops, one other thing: the HP has a Fan. and it does make a noticeable difference in quiet surroundings.
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