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Join Date: Mar 2009
DM-9 or DM-10V for my HS daughter - 10-04-2009, 04:31 AM
I know that others have asked about this, but I thought it would be relevant to me now that 1) I need to get my kid a new computer, and 2) SL is out and sort of working.
I've put together about 5 DM-9s and find them to be wonderful; I've never tinkered with a DM-10V. She wants a netbook and we are a strict fundamentalist OS X family. I've heard the screen resolution and geometry on the DM-10V is not so great, and there are problems getting everything working.
Wondering if any folks have had experience with both and can advise? She'd prefer the keyboard of the DM-10V for those pesky term papers, but I know the DM-9 would otherwise work perfectly for her needs. Would the DM-10V be appropriate for a high schooler? Will it run YouTube and all of that kid stuff adequately, or would there be major compromises? Size matters, and we want small for the backpack.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Join Date: Mar 2009
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10-04-2009, 01:43 PM
As mechdrew stated... I vote for the Mini 10v. Having used both, I like the 10v more for many reasons
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Join Date: Sep 2009
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10-04-2009, 04:58 PM
I have a perfectly working 10v, by following Anguish's YouTube videos for the initial 10.5.6 install, and this guide for the 10.5.8 update. I also used the "10v Audio Package.zip" package to get audio up-to-speed.
The short screen is a small annoyance, I will admit. But I have a 24" monitor for my desktop PC - I didn't expect massive pixel counts from a netbook.
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Join Date: Feb 2009
10-07-2009, 02:46 PM
I would vote for the 10v which is wonderful.
But I have to say I miss the size of the mini9. Even though the 10 is 1 inch bigger in the screen size, it is physically a lot larger. If size is a consideration, mini9 is like half of most 13-14 inch laptop.
Either one will run OSX as good as they can be.
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