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Default Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 06:28 AM

I was thinking about switching out my m1330 for a mini 9 for some financial and portability reasons. In your experience, how well does the Windows XP mini 9 run the following programs?

Office 2007 (word, excel, powerpoint, onenote, outlook)
Quicken
Windows Live
Zune software

Given the screen size/resolution, is it hard to type out well-formatted documents?

Also, is there any word on more advanced configurations/discounts being offered to where waiting a month or two could be good?

Thanks in advance
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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 07:51 AM

yes and yes

as for the typing its not too bad depends on your fingers and how agile you are with your touch.


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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 11:09 AM

if your docs have a lot of apostrophes, then it's going to need some time to get used to.

it runs all the applications just fine, although some may induce a minor wait time, compared to instantly loading on a, say, c2d.

and if you want to improve on that, you can always put CAS/CLS 4 2GB RAM in there. although it only yielded single-digit improvements on a c2d machine, on an atom, i could imagine you'll get much more. i remember back in the P3 and P4 days, RAM timing was one of those things you put a lot of consideration into. now the processors are so fast it makes the timings almost nothing to brag home about.
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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 01:20 PM

It is fine with Office 2007. That is the main thing I use it for. 2Gb RAM comes in handy for a bit of light multitasking.

As for the keyboard, I have big hands and after a couple of weeks with it I'm almost as fast on it as a full size keyboard. Not something you'd want to type on for hours and hours on end, but then again most people won't be using it as a desktop replacement.


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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 03:53 PM

I've got Vista and Office 2007 on mine as well as Live Messenger. I'll load the Zune software a little later today. Also have Photoshop 7 installed, a few other small apps and stuff.

Right now I've got about 3 gig free. I did use a vLite'd version of Vista Ultimate, but what's killing my space now is the Office SP1 and Security updates that have been installing....

I'm waiting for faster/cheaper PCIe SSD's to come out, and will probably go to 64GB when they do.


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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 06:29 PM

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if your docs have a lot of apostrophes, then it's going to need some time to get used to.

it runs all the applications just fine, although some may induce a minor wait time, compared to instantly loading on a, say, c2d.

and if you want to improve on that, you can always put CAS/CLS 4 2GB RAM in there. although it only yielded single-digit improvements on a c2d machine, on an atom, i could imagine you'll get much more. i remember back in the P3 and P4 days, RAM timing was one of those things you put a lot of consideration into. now the processors are so fast it makes the timings almost nothing to brag home about.
If you have a problem with apostrophes use the link in my sig.
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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 09:07 PM

I've had great luck with Office '07 on the Mini. Handles PP presentations without a problem (using dual screen presentation with presenter mode). I do have 2GB RAM. I avoid Adobe programs on computers like these, though. I'll allow Reader onto my personal quad core, and Acrobat onto my dual core work computer. But on the Mini I used foxit to view PDF's. (I realize you're doing much more than Acrobat, but one of my big beefs with Adobe is their update procedures and program.)

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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-13-2008, 11:36 PM

I use Dreamweaver on my Mini for my webpage class,if it can handle that,im sure it can handle anything you can throw at it with Office


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Default Re: Is the mini 9 okay for office 2007 and... - 11-14-2008, 06:28 AM

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if your docs have a lot of apostrophes, then it's going to need some time to get used to.

it runs all the applications just fine, although some may induce a minor wait time, compared to instantly loading on a, say, c2d.

and if you want to improve on that, you can always put CAS/CLS 4 2GB RAM in there. although it only yielded single-digit improvements on a c2d machine, on an atom, i could imagine you'll get much more. i remember back in the P3 and P4 days, RAM timing was one of those things you put a lot of consideration into. now the processors are so fast it makes the timings almost nothing to brag home about.
If you have a problem with apostrophes use the link in my sig.
thanks. i'm well aware of it. i just don't have a good place to remap it to, so i decided to just live with it and get used to the new key.
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