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Re: First Mini 10s will be limited to 1GB RAM - 02-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Apparently, the limit has something to do with XP and an agreement made with Microsoft:
(Main Post) http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/26/dell ... ts-at-399/
(Link within main post "International Netbook Treaty") http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/10/micr ... oundaries/
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: First Mini 10s will be limited to 1GB RAM - 02-27-2009, 12:14 AM
Thank you for explaining. I think I better understand your point.
I don't know enough to comment on Dell's policies. That is internal Dell information that I am not privy to. My understanding of the soldered ram issue on the Mini-12 is that this had more to do with the chipset and bios used with the Z530 cpus not being physically capable of addressing more than 1gb and therefore Dell just locked the Mini-12 at 1gb. I think that explanation probably came from engadget or gizmodo. Therefore a Mini-10 based on repackaging existing parts would result in soldered ram fixed at 1gb, while a re-engineered Mini-10 (what I like to think of as the "rev-B") could have completely different features and capabilities.
A train of thought based on your suggestion would lead me to ponder a 2gb Mini-12 that still uses soldered ram, not upgradable, with other components also fixed in place and not swappable. But most computers these days use modular components internally so that when one part fails the entire motherboard doesn't need to be replaced and also so that individual modules (like wifi cards) can be used in a wide variety of computers.
Your use of the English language still leaves a lot to be desired, but I appreciate the restate nonetheless.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Mini 10s can be upgradable to 2GB RAM! - 02-28-2009, 06:46 PM
from Dell Mini 10 service manual, isn't that good news?
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