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Default 08-14-2009, 07:21 PM

I'd guess the mystery connector is a composite/s-video/component output (via an adapter).


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Default 08-15-2009, 01:42 AM

Sorry guys, it's a serial port. Count the pins. VGA DSub is 15 pin (3 x 5), Serial is 9 pin (5 and 4). There are both male and female serial ports (and cables) out there.

That being said, what's it for? Chances are it's not a COM port...

Maybe it's a hoax box?


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Default 08-15-2009, 07:41 AM

And a FireWire port ?
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Default 09-03-2009, 02:47 AM

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macromorgan - not a serial port - it's a vga port.
I'm sorry, you are wrong. That is indeed a serial port, but it is a female serial port!

Refer to these pages to see the difference in pin configuration between VGA and serial:

VGA connector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Serial port - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Default 09-04-2009, 03:01 AM

It looks like a mini 10 in a different shape and without a screen or keyboard.
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Default 09-13-2009, 10:14 AM

the port is female serial - 9 pins/connectors, VGA (or d-sub) is 15 connectors/pins. As for the eSata/usb, they are combo ports, pretty common on most dells, looks like it will be two combo ports, then two regular usb. I'm curious as to why no fiber (optical), and what the system will have. If it has anything less than the ION, its false advertisement. Im thinking its got the atom and nvidia gpu or a low poer core solo with the nvidia gpu, built in wifi and bluetooth


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Default 09-19-2009, 04:22 AM

VGA IS NOT DB9 so it's not a VGA
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Default 09-21-2009, 06:31 PM

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It looks like a mini 10 in a different shape and without a screen or keyboard.
So it doesn't look like a Mini 10 at all then...


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Default 09-27-2009, 05:23 AM

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So it doesn't look like a Mini 10 at all then...
lol fail


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Default 10-19-2009, 05:48 AM

The combo eSATA / USB ports have a different socket with extra slots on the left and right for the eSATA as shown here. The ones in the photo look like regular USB ports. The 9 Pin connector appears to be a placeholder for a VGA port, and the two USB ports on the left-rear labeled eSATA are placeholders for eSATA ports. The slot on the front is a memory card reader. You can actually look at the product guides, service manuals, etc for the Inspiron 300 and Inspiron 400 (Zino and Zino HD) at this point. Interestingly, there are only driver downloads for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but install guides, etc. for Ubuntu. The 300 is more net-top like with an Intel atom processor and integrated UMA video, while the 400 has an AMD Athlon or Athlon X2 processor and a discrete AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3200 or 4330 video card. The 400 appears to be able to handle up to 8 GB of memory (2x 4GB sticks?) while the 300 is only shown as having 1GB available.
See Dell's support site for more details.


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