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Forum: Dell Mini 10v 07-18-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By GearheadGeek
It looks like to get this "deal" you have to buy...

It looks like to get this "deal" you have to buy another computer to get the 10v for $149. That's all well and good if you need another computer, but not that helpful if you have a Mini9 and are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By GearheadGeek
As a general rule, sales critters will tell you...

As a general rule, sales critters will tell you whatever it takes to make a sale. There are certainly generic sales units who are honest, and when you get into commercial sales where you're...
Forum: News 05-13-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,944
Posted By GearheadGeek
I think the main difference will be...

I think the main difference will be hackintoshability for the N270-based systems. If they eventually offer the 1366x768 display that you can get on the Z5xx Mini10, I'll be sorely tempted. The...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,458
Posted By GearheadGeek
I absolutely LOVE the CPU-performance myth,...

I absolutely LOVE the CPU-performance myth, though... because I've always been able to get absurdly cheap hardware that's a little behind the state of the art, but way more than adequate for my...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-20-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Many Mini Delays

What configuration did you order? 2 months waiting after the initial intro may be some kind of record... It seems like they tell most people a month and deliver it in a little less than 3 weeks.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-06-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,246
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: OS X on a Mini 9 and Airport Security

There are no stickers on my car besides the registration and state inspection stickers, I like the look of a car without extraneous junk.

Your point about not stealing software is fine as far as...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-06-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,246
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: OS X on a Mini 9 and Airport Security

From reading a few of these articles, I would say that if you look WASPy you are at very little risk of having customs seize your Mini9. Hopefully the fear-mongering will diminish, but even though...
Forum: My Digital Discount 04-05-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 32,132
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: RunCore Mini PCI-e SSD Discussion Thread

I had the same experience when I called to check on my month-old order for a 16GB Runcore... apparently their business hours are flexible on Friday afternoons.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 03-30-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: 4GB SSD failed when installing OS

No, it means that there was a fault in your first SSD, not that installing an OS will always trash an SSD.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 03-27-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: OSX Clock off by 6hrs

Sounds like the OS clock may be displaying GMT or Universal.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-27-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: SSD upgrade for Dell Mini 9

It's certainly worth having someone compare performance to the Super Talents, but the Super Talents are available from Newegg for $5 less... $44 for 16GB, $89 for 32GB.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-25-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,583
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Prices in outlet up ... again

BTC: I think the issue is that the pink ones hang out in the outlet for a LONG time once they get there, so it always looks like there are pink ones. I haven't compared service tags or anything,...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-25-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,033
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Internal mic issue on windows xp

The layout is a little quirky. In the "Master Volume" panel, you can select Options, Properties. Then you'll be shown a list for which volume controls to display, but JUST for Playback, because the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 03-24-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,399
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Remove SSD and replace with normal sata hd?

Not to be a search nazi, but this has been done to death in existing threads. The SSD in the Mini9 is a very small, flat card. There is no room inside the case for a normal SATA hd. There are a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-24-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Accessing wifi internationally?

I believe wifi is well-standardized in most countries. There are subsets of channels that are preferred in different countries, but any hardware should be able to use any channel, and the Mini's...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 03-23-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,019
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: 2GB RAM problem with OSX machine

You may consider it hijacking your thread to show you reasons that you shouldn't simply take the Crucial phone tech's faulty reasoning as justification for sending back your Mini instead of just...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 03-23-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,019
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: 2GB RAM problem with OSX machine

Well, the Crucial tech has a lack of understanding of probability. If the chance of pulling a bad SODIMM in one select from the entire population (their inventory, in this case) is 1 in 400, the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Hotspots and Clearwire

The only way you'll get 100 km from wifi would involve at least one mountain and a couple of highly directional antennas. You shouldn't bet on more than 150 feet or so from normal wifi without at...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: How Long Did It Take For Your Runcore to Arrive?

I ordered a 16g Runcore from MDD on 5 March and received an automated "order receipt" email more or less immediately. On 9 March I received a PDF "Sales Order" document showing an order number and...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,616
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: FAT32 Warning for drive formatting

It would most likely be worth it to downconvert DVD movies to a more compact file for use on the Mini9, since the screen is pretty small and the video processing isn't hollywood quality... a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Hotspots and Clearwire

There's definitely no place on the Mini9 for a PCMCIA card. I'm presently using free wireless at the library because I needed to come pick up a book and thought I'd bring the mini along to look like...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 03-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: Need some help with memory upgrade please.

I'm not running OSX yet (but it sounds like you're not either, technically... it's stopping during POST. I'm running Kingston ram, though it's the "HyperX" low-latency stuff (KHX4200S2LL/2G 2GB...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-20-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: will 128gb runcore be avail for Mini

Hehe... yes, but yours was probably more fun. Mine didn't do much in the way of games, though the era was probably the same. Your C64 or Vic20 (I'm guessing here) were a bit more consumer-oriented...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: can we have an "off topic" root thread?

That probably falls under the category of the "General Discussion" forum... by definition everything that's not under one of the specific forum categories.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 03-20-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By GearheadGeek
Re: will 128gb runcore be avail for Mini

It's funny how things have changed.... My first computer had 2 360k 5.25" floppies. That's it. No hard drive. (Yeah I'm in my 40s, what's it to ya?) My full-size notebook just has a 40gig drive,...
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