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Default New Dell Mini 10 with N450 - 12-21-2009, 05:41 AM

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Highlights:
  1. New Intel Atom N450 processor at 1.66 GHz
  2. 10.1-inch display with standard (1024×600) or High Definition (1366×768) display available in coming weeks
  3. Built-in speakers with available SRS Surround sound
  4. HDTV tuner and location-aware GPS configurations available in coming weeks
  5. Bundles with Broadcom Crystal HD for smooth HD playback coming in Q1
  6. Built-in 802.11 b/g wireless with available Bluetooth and Mobile Broadband
  7. 1GB DDR2 memory at 800MHz
  8. 160GB or 250GB hard disk drive storage
  9. Choice of 3 or 6-cell integrated battery with up to 9.5 hours of battery life (Inspiron Mini 10 mobility bundle only).
  10. Choice of Windows 7 ($79.95) Starter or Windows XP Home, Ubuntu operating system option available in the coming weeks
  11. Lightweight: Starting at about 2.7-3.0 pounds with a 3-cell battery. 3.1 pounds with 6-cell battery

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Thumbs up 12-21-2009, 05:55 AM

Looks interesting, especially for $299. I might consider selling my Acer 1410 for one, depending on how the initial reviews turn out. I've always been partial to the Dell brand (right after Apple ).

It mentions that the battery is flush with the casing, and I really, really hope that this is true for the 6-cell battery as well as the 3-cell. The 1410 has been spoiling me with at least 4 hours of battery life with no added thickness.


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Default 12-21-2009, 06:17 AM

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It mentions that the battery is flush with the casing, and I really, really hope that this is true for the 6-cell battery as well as the 3-cell. The 1410 has been spoiling me with at least 4 hours of battery life with no added thickness.
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The laptop measures 10.5″ x 7.8″ x 1.3″, and those are the same dimensions whether you get a 3 cell or 6 cell battery. That’s because the battery compartment is designed to accomodate either battery size without the battery jutting out from the netbook’s back or bottom.
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Default 12-21-2009, 03:56 PM

The question is will it be able to put OSX on it.


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Cool 12-21-2009, 05:27 PM

looks nice....but I still cant understand why people are so against the battery sticking out. I like it, it raises the laptop at a nice angle for typing and it lifts the bottom for better cooling....I actually PREFER IT that way...but to each his own I guess....will be interested so see how much the price increases to have it spec'd out to the max like mine is, I only paid $425 with all options except the GPS which wasnt out yet and probably wouldnt have gotten anyway..got a Tom Tom for that, cant really mount the 1010 or 1011 on the windshield......yet....although I have a feeling that some might have tried it already (sic)..


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Default 12-21-2009, 06:12 PM

These have my attention- the increased screen resolution would be great as would the processor and battery advantages. It's cool to see advances being made and that Dell is taking the time to really tame this market. I love Apple, but this is one area I feel they've really neglected... I think the overpriced hardware is really biting them right now on not being able to enter the netbook market and turn a profit (the tablet is the only answer to that, which is essentially just a rebadged netbook without a keyboard from what the rumor mill is producing).

That being said, it'll be interesting to see how an HD display goes over... my biggest complaint when I started using the Mini 9, was the 1024x600 screen resolution... since I've been using it though I find this to be less and less of an issue. Even if the machine could run a higher resolution, I'd believe I'd find my poor eyes hard pressed to discern icons, text, etc.

The biggest gain really is the ability to watch flash video seamlessly and to do so for long periods of time on the new battery life. The RunCore SSD I put in my machine remedied the non-functioning Flash video in my machine for some reason (I have no idea how an SSD would remedy a processor specific function but... it did).

My biggest questions right now for this are: 1) Will the hardware be OSX-capable and 2) Will it be easier to upgrade the RAM on this thing this time around?


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Default 12-21-2009, 07:45 PM

i want. but only if it does mac osx.


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Default 12-21-2009, 10:27 PM

The new dell has a Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator instead of the NVIDIA ION.

It also looks like a common chipset for all. If so, it might mean the end of the line for Dell Mini hackintoshes.

---------- Post added at 05:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:16 PM ----------

(The N450 integrates the Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip which replaces the GMA 950 chip.)

---------- Post added at 05:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:21 PM ----------

Via Wikipedia:

Although the new MacBook line no longer uses the X3100, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) ships with drivers supporting it that require no modifications to the kext file. Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), which includes a new 64-bit kernel in addition to the 32-bit one, did not include 64-bit X3100 drivers. November 9's 10.6.2 update ships with 64-bit X3100 drivers.

---------- Post added at 05:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:25 PM ----------

(Not sure if the 3100 drivers work with the 3150)
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Default 12-21-2009, 11:30 PM

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If so, it might mean the end of the line for Dell Mini hackintoshes.
glad i bought a vostro a90 a few days ago
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