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Default 07-21-2009, 05:58 AM

vorador was asking around about the faster fsb on the n280, and somehow concluded that it does NOT increase fsb speed. you might do a search on that to verify, but he pretty much knows his stuff.

seems some folks have had problems with the 1510 on osx.
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Default 07-21-2009, 01:37 PM

Once again, thanks for the great input

One final thought before I place my order... SSD or HDD. I could go either way.

I am planning to Hackintosh the 10v, and the 16Gb SSD would be adequate. I am hoping it would be noticeably quicker and better on the battery.

If you do not think the SSD would improve battery life and speed much, then I would opt for the standard 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD (120 or 160Gb). This would allow for dual-booting and more storage... but that is not necessarily needed in my netbook.


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Default 07-21-2009, 03:12 PM

@kommissar The FSB speed is 667 MHz, but the RAM controller only runs at 533 MHz.

Here's the thread:

10v Atom N280 120 GB HD 1 GB RAM 6 Cell Battery Obsidian Black
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Default 07-22-2009, 12:35 AM

SSD *might* get you a little more battery life, but probably not much. While I do miss the extra half-hour of time, I enjoy the big boost in storage space more. Really it is a matter of space vs. time (that looks kind of funny to me...)

As for the deal, usually you can find a 10v for about $229 in the Outlet, and I used one of the 15% off coupons while they were valid to knock it down under a $200. There's supposed to be another coupon coming on Thursday, though I can't tell you if it will work for the Mini or not.

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