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Default Mini 12 will offer Vista as a factory option - 10-27-2008, 09:13 AM

The new mini 12 will be offering Vista Home Basic as a factory option, with 1GB of RAM and an experience rating of 1.0 (hope that bit is wrong)

http://apcmag.com/dell_unveils_12_inch_ ... or_999.htm

Full review here as well for those interested, looks like its not nearly as easy to upgrade as the mini 9 (see photos in article), and with a 1GB RAM limit (chipset) is probably not as good a choice to run vista.

http://apcmag.com/dell_unveils_12_inch_ ... or_999.htm

Surely those of you have tried Vista are getting a better rating than 1.0 ??????????
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Default Re: Mini 12 will offer Vista as a factory option - 10-27-2008, 09:50 AM

1.0 is awful. The processor is only clocking at 1.3 aswell so I'm assuming those screenshots aren't 10000% reliable.


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Default Re: Mini 12 will offer Vista as a factory option - 10-27-2008, 01:51 PM

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1.0 is awful. The processor is only clocking at 1.3 aswell so I'm assuming those screenshots aren't 10000% reliable.
After another look, I don't think the screenshots are the problem - the 1.0 rating sounds bad but is actually "unrated" (that is, the test hasn't been run yet)

Has anyone else run this on the current mini 9 and got the REAL value?
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Default Re: Mini 12 will offer Vista as a factory option - 10-27-2008, 07:20 PM

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Has anyone else run this on the current mini 9 and got the REAL value?
I do. i just installed Vista on my Mini over the weekend. Here are some screens of the System Performance Rating:



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Default Re: Mini 12 will offer Vista as a factory option - 10-29-2008, 09:26 AM

I got higher numbers for graphics and hard disk, rest is the same:

Graphics: 4.1
Primary hard disk: 5.9

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Default Re: Mini 12 will offer Vista as a factory option - 11-04-2008, 03:33 PM

Sharing more info about the MINI12 Vista Performance Rating:

mini-twelve-vista-performance-rating-t662.html
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