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Default Dell Mini 10v n270 or n280 3 cell or 6 cell battery - 03-06-2010, 04:38 PM

Hello guys, I have a couple of questions to you.

I want to buy a mini 10v to use MacOS, I sold my mini 10 to do it

I just wonder that, which one is good to purchase.

- I guess mini 10v started to be installed with n280 processors, and n270 is just in Nickelodeon Edition, Question is, is N280 compatible with Snow Leopard? Or should I buy a nickledon with N270?

- Which one do you prefer? 3 cell battery or 6 cell, I know that 6 cell has a bad aesthetic view on the mini, Is 3 cell enough ? which one did you choose?

Thank you for the replys..
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Default 03-06-2010, 04:40 PM

There is no difference between the N270 and N280 in terms of OS X install. The N280 is a fraction faster.

I prefer the six cell myself -- I'd rather have the extra run time.

I'm not how you could be worried about aesthetics if you're considering the Nickelodeon verson of the Mini

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Default 03-06-2010, 05:10 PM

+1 for the 6-cell. much of a difference.

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Default 03-06-2010, 05:35 PM

I have the six cell battery. A downside is that it does tilt the screen forward more -- which can be a problem when on your lap in some chairs.


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Default 03-07-2010, 03:22 PM

i'm wondering this to i just recieved my mini 10v yesterday new from dell with the n270 but now for same price they give you the n280 i wondering if i should setup an exchange with them , i belive the 280 runs a bit cooler , woould there be a diffference in heat on this or should i just keep my 170 , 1 day old
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Default 03-07-2010, 05:27 PM

The N280 does not run cooler. The benchmarks I have seen show almost no difference - not worth it in my opinion.

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Default 03-07-2010, 08:20 PM

ok ya i know benchmarks not much difference at all , running 2 gig ram my cpu is about 49-52c usually
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Default 03-07-2010, 10:21 PM

+1 on the 6-cell. Good peace of mind to have the extra run time and it doesn't make it too bad to carry around. Plus, getting one after the fact is too expensive and if you change your mind' it'll be much easier to find someone who wants to sell their 3-cell for reasonable price (and you can most probably sell your 6-cell for more than the $35 delta you'd pay for it now)
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Default 03-08-2010, 02:56 AM

Mine came with a 3-cell and I bought a 6-cell a few months later. 95% of the time, the 6-cell is in my 10v. As stated above, the additional runtime is worth it.

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