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Default 12-21-2009, 05:08 PM

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I gather you didn't read the linked article. The Dell model includes the Broadcom HD video decoder.
I gather you just skimmed through the linked article. Where does it say the new model by default includes the Broadcom video decoder?

"Dell is continuing its trend of offering more customization options than just about any other netbook vendor. That includes Bluetooth, 3G, and GPS options, as well as a number of entertainment-focused options including a higher resolution 1366 x 768 pixel display, a Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator, and a built-in TV tuner."

...which doesn't really count, because you can technically add that video decoder to any N280/N270 netbook to support HD video playback.
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Default 12-21-2009, 07:48 PM

Point taken.


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Default 12-21-2009, 08:42 PM

Once the new lines come to fruition, I am interested to see comparisons between the current Mini 10, Mini 10v and the "next generation".


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Default Re: Mini 10 Updates - 12-21-2009, 09:29 PM

I apologize in advance if this has been addressed elsewhere. With regards to the integrated graphics that will be on the Pinetrail Mini 10, is there any hope that this will run OS X well, or will this be an oddball that X will not like? Thanks.
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Default 12-21-2009, 09:40 PM

I would guess that the initial answer is that OS X won't like it, as it is unlike any official Mac configuration. However, as I understand that people have managed to get OS X to run on the current Mini 10, it does not seem farfetched that it might eventually be made to run on this too. No telling until people get it and try it.


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Default 12-21-2009, 09:51 PM

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Of course, they could just stick the new chips in the current models. I'm hoping that won't be the case because I'm looking to buy a current-gen netbook on the cheap early next year.
I'm not sure about this any more. That new 10 at $299 works nicely for me, I hope.
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Default 12-21-2009, 10:23 PM

No, they certainly can't "stick the new chips in the current models". The current models circuit boards are laid out for the current three-chip solution, whereas the new ones are a two-chip solution. A complete redesign is required.


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Default 12-21-2009, 10:49 PM

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No, they certainly can't "stick the new chips in the current models". The current models circuit boards are laid out for the current three-chip solution, whereas the new ones are a two-chip solution. A complete redesign is required.
At some level, a complete redesign is always required. A redesign that results in a circuit board that the other parts fit with would lessen the need to blow out the other parts at cheap prices, though.

ETA: Take for instance the eee 1005 -- it looks like the Pine Trail version is probably going to use a lot of the same parts (on the exterior at least). This new Mini 10 looks to use few of Dell's 10/10v parts.

ETA2: Wonder when the current 10 (and 10v) prices take a dive...
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