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cwdonahue cwdonahue is offline
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Default 05-26-2009, 06:00 PM

I really like the Mini 9. I bought it for travel (near home and far away from home) and to keep handy in the family room. Since it's the size of a book, it works great for both purposes. Love the SSD. No worries about drops.
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Default 05-26-2009, 09:20 PM

The one and only thing I don't like about my Mini 9 is the placement of the apostrophe key. I can't count how many times I've accidentally hit Enter when trying to make a contraction. It has made for some frustrating chat sessions.
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Default 05-27-2009, 12:46 AM

You can fix that with the US-Intl keyboard.

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Default Moved on to the Mini 10 - 05-27-2009, 01:23 AM

Had a couple Mini 9s, Still have my white, Ubuntu mini. Also have my mini 1010 for about 3 weeks now, running Vista, which runs great. The 9 is spending alot of idle time now, I really like the 10 much better overall, might bump up to the 10V for the ram issue.
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Default 05-27-2009, 01:36 AM

Other than the cramped kbd, I like the size.

An edge to edge kbd would be a huge improvement, IMO, if they keep the 9" design.

I suspect the mini 10v with a larger kbd (and the ability to install OS X) would be the sweet spot for me.
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Default 05-27-2009, 02:43 AM

I like the form factor - hate the keyboard.
HP Mini - right sized keyboard. Worse battery life and an odd balance point.

Since I use mine half the time in my hand hunt and pecking with the other as I check inventory the Mini 9 form factor is a wee bit better. But I'd rather have the just a bit bigger keyboard.

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Default 05-28-2009, 12:52 AM

Heck yeah I like it! I hope Dell doesn't abandon the 9" form factor.

The original keyboard was really annoying, but I just switched to the US-International version and my typing speed feels twice as fast. (I'm on it right now.) I still can't go at full touchtyping speed, but at least there's no more hunt-and-peck or chording the function key to get my programming punctuation. A true edge-to-edge keyboard would be better, of course, but it's still OK even without that.

I also love how easy the Mini9 is to upgrade. Somebody really had their head on straight when they designed this thing.

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Default 05-28-2009, 01:34 AM

do you hsve a link for this US international keyboard that fits in the mini 9

And is it hard to replace? I like the 9 but I also hate the quote key placement. I can do basic install things and have put together a few pcs and other electronics back in the day, but the small size of these netbooks scare me a bit
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Default 05-28-2009, 02:03 AM

The keyboard is quite easy to replace. A couple of screws and a ribbon cable. The important thing is taking your time and simply just being careful.

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Default 05-28-2009, 05:08 AM

i feel in love with the mini10 after seeing it at walmart. placing a order on it some times tomorrow.. my mini 9 is still a good machine. i won't diss it.
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