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Default 08-19-2009, 04:47 AM

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3 cell battery running a Celeron? I bet it gets almost 2 hours of battery life!
It'll come with a 6-cell battery, and hopefully it'll look more like the Mini 12's extended batt than the 10v's. That battery makes the 10/10v ugly as sin!


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Default 08-19-2009, 08:35 PM

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It'll come with a 6-cell battery, and hopefully it'll look more like the Mini 12's extended batt than the 10v's. That battery makes the 10/10v ugly as sin!
Well according to the earlier post and the dell website:


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28WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (3-cell)


Hopefully the 6 cell will become an option at some point.


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Default 08-19-2009, 11:30 PM

So resident gurus? Is it Osx86 friendly or not. I'm primarily concerned with wifi of course.

Just ordered one 10mins ago w/free overnight shipping. Celeron turned me off till i did some research and it's actually not bad(toxic brand though) and is surprisingly more than one core. Still curious about the integrated graphics but on paper its still better than the atom/gma950 crap that been saturated out there. It has higher res than my 12.1" XPS M1210.
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Default 08-20-2009, 02:30 PM

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It'll come with a 6-cell battery, and hopefully it'll look more like the Mini 12's extended batt than the 10v's. That battery makes the 10/10v ugly as sin!
Sorry, but they both use the same battery.
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Default 08-21-2009, 04:39 PM

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surprisingly more than one core
According to Intel® Celeron® M Processor ULV 723 (1M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with SPEC Code(s) SLGAM, SLGAS

it's a single core...
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Default 08-22-2009, 01:47 PM

Someone on another site that received their 11z stated that the manual says 3 hours for 3 cell battery and 4 hours for 6 cell. Oh no! If this is true I guess I will pass on this one.
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Default 08-23-2009, 04:45 PM

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Nuts. Eff that, I'd get two 3-cell batteries instead. Sorry to sound superficial, but netbooks are supposed to be small and svelte, not bulky like this.

I'd still consider buying one though. Hasn't changed my mind.


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Default 08-23-2009, 04:59 PM

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They're not calling this a netbook, but it is one. As such, doesn't really matter if it's dual-core or not, it's gonna be faster than any of the Atoms out there.

Also, I read somewhere else on this forum that the Celeron in it is pretty much a Core 2 Solo, meaning it should be able to run Leopard just fine. It's the chipset that's still up in the air. It should also be able to run Snow Leopard (32-bit mode, just like the 1st gen of Intel Mac Minis that had true Core 2 Solos).

Just my thoughts, not a guru on this, so take it as pure speculation.


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Default 08-23-2009, 05:16 PM

Well it got here yesterday and first thing I wanted to do was wipe Vista. I found the trackpad frustrating at first as this is my first time using a buttonless mulititouch wide trackpad and coming from the XPS it felt off. I still wish they gave it a little more vertical profile.

The multi finger gestures for scroll zoom and such I guess will take some getting used to.

Other than that it runs like a dream. Even Vista felt snappy on it although 7 exponentially better.

Now I'm curious if this hackintoshable as well. It has big 250giger so it won't be bad dual or triple boot solution. Hopefully as more people buy it this week we'll get more traction and interest in this forum.
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Default 08-29-2009, 06:22 AM

The problem here is the chipset. The reason the Mini 9/10v are able to run Mac OS so well is because they use a similar graphics card to the original MacBook, the GMA 945/950. Since the GS45 has never been in a MacBook or iMac, there is no native driver. Just like the Mini 10/12, you'll probably be able to install and possibly run Mac OS on the 11z, but some critical features, such as Quartz Extreme, will be nonfunctional and thus hinder the whole experience.

So hackintoshable? From a usability standpoint, no.


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