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Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,531
Posted By grungysquash
Just found this little laptop

Well it's been years since I went and cleaned out some old draws came across this old girl, still going even one battery seems to still charge the others are all dead, and heck no chance I'll try and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 08-12-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,713
Posted By grungysquash
Hi Holmes - Normally I agree with you...

Hi Holmes - Normally I agree with you but..........................

mini 9 screen resolution is 1024x600........................and win 8 by default won't install unless you do the work around for...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 08-10-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,713
Posted By grungysquash
Running it now - just finished installation,...

Running it now - just finished installation, supports 1024x600 screens so installed fine - this would have stopped widows 8 in it's tracks. So far it seems OK - I have one unit still running OSX 10.6...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,998
Posted By grungysquash
yep - they run OK i guess but the keyboards are...

yep - they run OK i guess but the keyboards are cramped and there are so many better laptops out now - might end up being my motorbike laptop.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,998
Posted By grungysquash
two here still alive

One running win 7 one OSX - both with runcore SSD's and both still going although one battery is not running properly and the second with a new battery does not want to show the correct actual %.
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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-20-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,905
Posted By grungysquash
Im on 10.6.4 which I think is one of the last...

Im on 10.6.4 which I think is one of the last stable options, I believe higher than this and problems develop. I believe everything works on this I have sound, USB, sd slot etc - I have one of the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-13-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By grungysquash
I hated win 8 so much that I only used it for 5...

I hated win 8 so much that I only used it for 5 min, so can't comment - but I still fell OSX has the edge over win 7 maybe its just the drop away dock I prefer providing a larger working desktop....
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-12-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By grungysquash
agree win 7 ran fine for me - i think osx is the...

agree win 7 ran fine for me - i think osx is the fastest certainly it boots quicker. Ran mint for a while but have stuck with osx.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By grungysquash
I also tried win 8 and removed it in 5 min - the...

I also tried win 8 and removed it in 5 min - the display would not work in tiles as it wants 1024 x 768 not happy with 1024 x 600.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-12-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,178
Posted By grungysquash
I'll have a scrounge around - did have a USB with...

I'll have a scrounge around - did have a USB with everything ready to install not sure if I kept and image but will have a look. As a side note they do run very well I'm typing this using 10.6.4 and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-12-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,998
Posted By grungysquash
Hey just dug out the O'l mini 9 - running 10.6.4...

Hey just dug out the O'l mini 9 - running 10.6.4 which I have not used for around 12 months, everything seems to work battery is a bit buggered - showing 0% so may be totally stuffed. Will leave on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By grungysquash
No, but there is very little mapping software for...

No, but there is very little mapping software for computers as opposed to cell phones which was why I never really found the GPS to be of much use. Hence the swap over to various cell nav apps. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By grungysquash
OK typo WWAN - this is the dell 5530 card that...

OK typo WWAN - this is the dell 5530 card that came std with 3g equipped mini 9s it had a built in GPS receiver which works fine in win xp. The drivers never work in win 7. Go figure but will run...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By grungysquash
I have a gsxr750 the mini 9 would be perfect for...

I have a gsxr750 the mini 9 would be perfect for this and would handle the twisty roads without and hard drive damage. I have not checked the auction however if you have purchased the one with an...
Forum: Beginners Questions 09-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By grungysquash
All os's will run well, 2 gig ram is the max as...

All os's will run well, 2 gig ram is the max as has been said. If you can get a faster Ssd without spending a fortune then this will also make a massive difference.

My recommendation is osx i...
Forum: 3G Mobile Broadband Discussion 08-12-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,280
Posted By grungysquash
I've tried various drivers from many sources, I...

I've tried various drivers from many sources, I can get the GPS to be identified and also gather visible in both the device manager and in the control panel. Once turned on also the NMEA data stream...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-25-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,998
Posted By grungysquash
well may be looking to move on from the mini 9...

well may be looking to move on from the mini 9 still have two running with 64gig runcore SSD's kids have moved onto ipod touches and get annoyed with the poor screen resolution they now steal mums...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-25-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,909
Posted By grungysquash
I've been lucky both of my SSD's are around 3...

I've been lucky both of my SSD's are around 3 years old now - unit gets very little use now so that has been one way to extend the life. Hope you get your replacement so far for the mini I believe...
Forum: News 03-25-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,993
Posted By grungysquash
In my experience you will not get the GPS to...

In my experience you will not get the GPS to function within windows 7, it will run and gather NEMA data but you will never get a lock. It will go fine in XP, unsure why there is such a problem in...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-23-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,998
Posted By grungysquash
Yep of the 3 I brought two are still operational...

Yep of the 3 I brought two are still operational one running OSX 10.6.4 the other win 7 - both with runcore 64 gig SSD's. They get used primary as movie unit's by the kids with the movies on our...
Forum: News 12-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,993
Posted By grungysquash
The GPS works with XP - never been able to get it...

The GPS works with XP - never been able to get it working in win 7 - have been able to get it generating data but never achieves a fix. Not an issue anyway for me use my phone which is far more...
Forum: News 12-15-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By grungysquash
Not surprising has passed it's useby date is now...

Not surprising has passed it's useby date is now up against the like of the powerful samsung phones and ASUS new gen tablets.
Forum: News 12-15-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,940
Posted By grungysquash
Not unsurprising the reality is with the advent...

Not unsurprising the reality is with the advent of netbooks being the low cost and very portable solution with normally very low power CPU's evolved the Ultrabook - with much faster CPU's and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 09-06-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,654
Posted By grungysquash
Not entirely correct - you can upgrade to a...

Not entirely correct - you can upgrade to a Broadcom Crystal PCMCIA card in your WLAN slot if your prepared to accept no internal wireless. These will improve the video decoding speed etc.
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Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 09-04-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,848
Posted By grungysquash
My recommendation is not to buy a bigger SSD but...

My recommendation is not to buy a bigger SSD but to investigate other laptop solutions. The cost for upgrading effectivly a 3 year old laptop even one as clever as the mini 9 is really a waste of...
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