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TwistyTravster TwistyTravster is offline
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Default 03-23-2016, 01:59 PM

Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
still putzing around with my 1012.
Have the higher res screen and an ssd installed.
Running oem XP after a try with Ubuntu. I did not like Ubuntu.
Just ordered w7 32bit by mistake. I wanted 64, so I decided to keep it and will be installing the 32 on the 1012.

My biggest beef on the 1012 is the touchpad, but there's no upgrade for that. Other than a mouse.

Still a cute little PC for as old as it is.
I found that Windows 10 runs amazing on my Mini 1012, as long as you disable Windows Defender.

As for the touch pad, there are 2 options


2) If you look closely, the entire palm rest on the Mini 1018, including the bolt holes, looks identical to the 1012. So I figure you could easily just replace the whole part and it should work. The touchpad on the 1018 has separate buttons, which look like they would work a lot better.

1012 -
1018 -

Inspiron Mini 1012 ǁ Win 10 x64 ǁ Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz ǁ 2GB RAM ǁ 120GB SSD ǁ 1366x768 + Broadcom Crystal HD ǁ Intel 3160HMW 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 + Bluetooth 4.0 ǁ Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth 2.1 ǁ 2x32GB MR15 Internal dual-MicroSD mPCIe

Last edited by TwistyTravster; 03-23-2016 at 02:03 PM.
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